Association of African Entrepreneurs (AAE)
|Type:||NGO working on Crime|
|Address:||P. O. Box SD 234, Stadium Post, Accra, Ghana|
|UN Languages:||French, English|
Other:'Environmental Crime, Migration'
||The Association of African Entrepreneurs (AAE) is an organization providing support to and working with Small Scale Operators (comprising the informal sector, micro-operators) in rural areas in Africa.
AAE works to create a system of collaborative self-help to improve the business environment in which members operate. Recent community projects have targeted canoe fishermen, fishmongers, farmers and food processers, petty traders, hawkers, and mobile phone retailers operating on a subsistence level.
The organization's future national projects seek to provide relevant 'business support service centres' in African countries to assist enterprises with limited internal capacity to access sources of information and advice. Furthermore the organization acts as a platform to facilitate public and private communication and discussions.
The centres would consist a variety of networking activities and co-operation events to help businesses grow, compete, and internationalize. They would be made possible through a multidisciplinary team of experts and professionals, providing technical advice to local entrepreneurs in business operation and management.
AAE has undertaken two main projects, although on a small scale, in the area of micro finance and information technology, and is currently working to improve the operational and financial sustainability of these projects. AAE has been working with online volunteers of the UN to facilitate informational awareness over the internet.