We are convinced that Africa is a continent of opportunities – with a young population, great entrepreneurial spirit an a vibrant startup-scene.
The image is a continent of corruption, crises and catastrophes that is still widespread in Europe is grossly distorted.
Numerous countries have made astonishing progress in recent years and matured into highly attractive destinations for investors. Africa therefore needs no handouts or raised forefingers, but positive impulses.
Investments are the best development aid
We believe that investments in local projects, startups and enterprises are the best development aid, because they create jobs and contribute to building value chains.
In their book: “Africa First! Roadmap for a joint future”, AFN initiator Martin A. Schoeller and journalist Daniel Schönwitz show how we can mobilise European capital for infrastructure development in Africa – as a foundation on which investment and entrepreneurship can flourish.
After the EU has launched such an infrastructure program („Global Gateway“), it’s now time to promote entrepreneurial investments. So AFN is, so to speak, an initiative to put ideas into action.