The REA-BRIDGE Africa project offers the necessary keys for REAs to facilitate and mobilise their networks, and also enables them to get to know each other and exchange good practices, and to discover development opportunities in the network, in Africa, in France and internationally.
(Updated on 03/02/2023)

In short

Funded Program
Target audience
Supports projects in steps
Diaspora priority
No criteria
Target country
Ivory Coast
Activity sectors
Agriculture and agri-food
Green tech/ Environmental and urban services
Information and Communication Technologies/ Media
Business services, engineering, consulting
Human services, health
Legal status


The REA-BRIDGE Africa project is a platform for African Entrepreneurial Networks (REA), initiated by the Presidential Council for Africa. It connects 16 REAs funded by the Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs in Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Kenya, Gambia, Ghana, Madagascar, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda and South Sudan.

The purpose of the project is not only to stimulate connections between the 16 REAs, but also to support start-ups that are members of the networks. The project has three main components :

  • Facilitating the "network of networks" and creating links between REAs;
  • Structuring REAs and helping them to sustain their impact;
  • Strengthening ties with French stakeholders and the diaspora.  

To achieve these objectives, the consortium, led by Business France and ANIMA, proposes:

  • For the networks: training (member engagement, business model and funding mobilisation, network evaluation indicators, etc.); a peer-to-peer learning programme (twinning) and networking opportunities with the African and French ecosystems.
  • For their members: a mentoring programme by the African diaspora and opportunities to connect with the French market (meetings with French SME delegations, immersion missions, participation in major events such as Ambition Africa or Emerging Valley).


Preparation for fundraising
Expertise en Europe et en Afrique.

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  • Programme de mentorat par la diaspora pour des entrepreneurs africains

    Target countriesIvory Coast, Senegal
    Target audienceStudents and recent graduates, Women entrepreneurs, Wanna-be entrepreneurs
    Project phasesIdeation, Incubation, Acceleration, Growth
    Proposed servicesPreparation for fundraising, Financing strategy, Business Development Assistance, Business plan and implementation plan, Communication, marketing and sales consulting, ...
    Activity sectorsAgriculture and agri-food, Commerce and handicrafts, Finance and assurance, Green tech/ Environmental and urban services, Information and Communication Technologies/ Media, ...
    Diaspora priority level value
    No criteria