Togo-Promotion of entrepreneurial culture: AUF initiates “My idea, my enterprise”, an inter-regional competition

Encouraging and encouraging the entrepreneurial spirit among students and spreading entrepreneurial culture in universities is the objective pursued by the Agence universitaire de la Francophonie (AUF) in organizing an inter-regional entrepreneurship competition called “Mon idée, mon entreprise ». This competition will be held in Lomé next October 10 or 14.

At the University of Lomé on Friday 05 August 2022, the activities of this competition were launched. “My idea, my company” is therefore dedicated to students from the universities of the francophone countries of Western and Central Africa. To better equip the students of the University of Lomé, a series of trainings was organized at their location with the aim of bringing them to win the prizes put in play. “Au niveau de l’UL, toutes les dispositions sont prises pour que ce concours connisse un succès”, indicated Prof. Komlan Batawila, 1er Vice-president of the University of Lomé who is also convinced that his institution will win all the prizes of this competition.

Ce dernier croit en la compétence des étudiants et donc “ne pense pas que ce concours va les dépassé”. Two laureates will be announced at the end of the contest. The first will receive an envelope of one million FCFA and seven hundred and fifty thousand FCFA for the second. The prizes will be awarded during the world week of the Francophonie scientifique which will take place from 26 to 28 October 2022 in Egypt.

Already, students interested in this competition are asked to consult the site www.auf.org for more information. The deadline for submitting candidatures is set at midnight on September 2, 2022.

“At the level of each country, the laureates will be designated. In Togo, for example, on va partir de 25 candidats pour retenir 8. Sur les 8 candidates, il sera retenu 4. And finally 1 seul candidate sera dégagé du lot des 4, lequel va courir avec ceux de l’Afrique de l’ West and Central Africa. All this will be done on the given criteria. The dossiers are examined by a selection committee made up of three members”, said the Representative of the AUF in Togo, Prof. Baba Gno

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