Afrinolly Announced As One Of Ten MyAfCFTA Nodes in Africa
Afrinolly Creative Hub has been announced by the African Tech and Creative Group (ATCG) as one of ten MyAfCFTA Nodes in Africa to drive the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA).
Other creative hubs located across Africa which have also been nominated include CcHUB (Nigeria/Rwanda), iSpace (Ghana), iHUB (Kenya), BongoHive (Zambia), HYBR Group (South Africa/Kenya/Nigeria), Sylabs (Algeria), The Tech Village Innovation Hub (Zimbabwe), Bliss Executives (The Gambia) and the Innovation Village (Uganda).
The ten MyAfCFTA Nodes are the flagship spaces across Africa that will provide localised business support services to aid the implementation of AfCFTA. The Nodes will serve as a one-stop-shop for on the ground information and support around the technology and creative landscape in their regions as each node will be connected to other nodes across the continent to facilitate exchange and international trade.
The Nodes will support the mission of ATCG to implement the AfCFTA and promote intra-African trade by African SMEs and startups through existing opportunities as well as future provisions of the continental free trade agreement.
Additionally, they will serve as a network of business support organisations across Africa providing services and information to entrepreneurs looking to operate and expand across Africa (Business information, Innovation support and partnership support), provide country-specific experts from within the African tech and creative ecosystem that will provide tailor-made advice to members that are interested in setting up their business in other parts of Africa.
Local and international businesses can explore the node in their region. A list of services that businesses can get from these nodes include incorporation advice, and an entrepreneur’s journey to scale their solutions across Africa and facilitate knowledge and technology exchange between African countries to improve SME innovation and trade.