African HEIs Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development


This project explores, shares, and implements methods and best practices to Entrepreneurship Ecosystem development on HEI campuses in Africa using ecosystems on the continent, including Ashesi University’s case. Specifically, the project will highlight Afro-centric pedagogies and curriculum, governance, policy support, mentorships, funding, stakeholders, and cultural systems of formal entrepreneurship training in African HEIs. Implementation is within higher education institutions located on the continent. It engages participant HEIs as partners in the process of reviewing, developing, and tracking the Ecosystems on their campuses.

The project activities include:

  • Codifying thriving Entrepreneurship Ecosystems on the continent through deep research, including Ashesi University’s model.
  • Developing a mentorship and consultative model working closely with partner institutions, that will support HEIs to review and build an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem.
  • Establishing an Entrepreneurship Community of Practice to engage in year round continuous innovation around maximizing the efficiencies in entrepreneurship ecosystems in HEIs in Africa.




Learn more about the Project in our 2022 Project Handbook

Interested in learning more about the Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Project, fill out our Expression of Interest form: Expression of Interest

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Project Team

Project Lead
Dr. Sena Agbodjah Agyepong

Research Assistant
Annstellah Gakii


Project Management Assistant
Elorm Dela Brown