OUR PROJECTS
TO STRENGTHEN LOCAL PLAYERS

REACH

REACH

REACH (Rendre l’Entrepreneuriat Accessible à Chacun.e) is a multi-country project coordinated by PULSE, which aims to strengthen access to impact entrepreneurship for women and young people living in marginalized areas of Senegal and South Africa. The support structures partnering the project are incubators already established in these regions, Oribi (South Africa) and Jógjëf (Senegal). The stakes are high: in Senegal, 35.8% of women (against 13% for men) and 32% of 15-24 year-olds are unemployed, and these figures reach 37.3% (against 32.9% for men) and 63% respectively in South Africa (World Bank 2021; National Statistics, 2021).

The project is financially supported by the Agence Française de Développement (AFD) – which is aware of the project’s communication potential and has asked PULSE to implement a reinforced communication strategy (“LEVEL 2”). REACH is also funded by the Université Numérique Cheikh Hamidou KANE (UN-CHK) and the Government of the Principality of Monaco.

THE GOALS

Phase 1
Foster the emergence of a more inclusive ecosystem, aware of the opportunities that SE opens up for women and young people in marginalized areas.

Phase 2
Support the development of projects with a social or environmental impact by women and young people from marginalized areas.

Expected results

  • 700
    young (18-34) aspiring entrepreneurs (80% of whom are women) living in marginalized areas made aware of HE
  • 408
    entrepreneurs supported in ideation
  • 100
    social entrepreneurs incubated and supported post-incubation. Among them, 35 social entrepreneurs financed

PARTNERS

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