Just like its previous years, The African Challenge Business Model Competition 2018 will be kicking off this April. The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies is delighted to invite the undergraduate business students of Singapore to participate in the third African Challenge Business Model Competition 2018 to develop a business model and plan for a new business opportunity in Africa.

The winners will get to enjoy an all expenses paid trip to Africa, sponsored by Olam, to visit actual startups and have meetings with networks of entrepreneurs, and to also enjoy the rich African culture.

Event Date 08-Mar-2018 8:00 am
Start Date
08-Mar-2018 8:00 am
Cut off date 01-May-2018 11:00 pm
Attachment Posters for students.pdf

Africa’s economies have been impacted by a number of major factors in the global economy. Major African economies such as Nigeria and Angola have had their economies slow down into recessions. The question we need is to ask is how do these African countries need to respond?

Event Date 13-Feb-2018 8:00 am
Event End Date 13-Feb-2018 10:30 am
Start Date
01-Feb-2018 8:00 am
Cut off date 09-Feb-2018 7:00 pm

The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies has developed a breakfast series during which topics of relevance for Africa and those interested in Africa will be addressed. Experts in their fields will be invited to convey their points of view.

Event Date 04-Dec-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 04-Dec-2017 10:00 am
Cut off date 01-Dec-2017 12:00 pm

The NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies and Singapore Business Federation Business Institute is pleased to organize a workshop on "Developing and Innovating Your Business Model for Success in Africa". Upon completion of the workshop, the participant will be granted an attendance certificate.


Event Date 07-Nov-2017 9:00 am
Event End Date 07-Nov-2017 5:00 pm
Start Date
25-Sep-2009 12:00 am

The demand for convenience and processed food is growing in Nigeria. This demand is led by Nigeria’s expanding middle class, with consumer changes in tastes, patterns and style. Consumers are also becoming more health conscious, adding to the need for nutritious pre-packaged food. Nigeria’s packaging and food processing market is one of the largest in Africa, estimated at about US$545 million. Between 2010 and 2012, imports of food processing and packaging technology increased 39%, from €198 million to €275 million. Nigeria’s agriculture and agribusiness industry is plagued with numerous challenges. These challenges include business, infrastructure and regulatory problems. Business challenges include the lack of funds, market share, cost of raw materials, taxation and other issues affecting the ease of doing business. There is inadequate infrastructure, such as power supply, transportation facilities and networks, and storage facilities, which can lead to a poor capacity for postharvest handling, and high production and productivity costs. These challenges provide numerous investment opportunities for the Africa-savvy investor. Dr Adefolake Adeyeye, a Nigerian citizen and Research Fellow of the NTU-SBF Centre for African Studies, has researched these opportunities. The report will be made available to interested parties.


Event Date 26-Sep-2017 8:30 am
Event End Date 26-Sep-2017 8:30 am
Start Date
30-Nov-2009 12:00 am

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