The Made in Africa innovation forum is organised by
the World Bank group, in partnership with Sèmè City and the National Agency for the Promotion of Heritage and the Development of Tourism.


Sèmè City Development Agency

Sèmè City, a smart and sustainable African city, will bring together students, researchers and entrepreneurs, from different countries, on a modern campus specifically dedicated to higher education, vocational and technical training, research & development and business incubation. As part of its work, the Agency is in charge of developing national and international partnerships with stakeholders in the education, urban planning and architectural sectors.

Benin hopes to develop a unique venue to help train a new generation of talent, equip them for the future and encourage inclusive and sustainable growth based on the "Made in Africa" innovation model.

The National Agency for the Promotion of Heritage and the Development of Tourism

The National Agency for the Promotion of Heritage and Development of Tourism is charged with the implementation of seven flagship projectsaimed at highlighting the natural, historical and cultural potential of the country. In particular, the agency is responsible for developing partnerships with private stakeholders and international organisations and promoting Benin as a destination in its own right. The Forum will also help identify and engage innovative partners to support the development of Benin as an attractive tourist destination.


The World Bank group

As part of the Cross-Border Tourism and Competitiveness Project (PCTT) , the World Bank groupis supporting the Beninese government to help them create a high-performing and prosperous tourist industry.

The Made in Africa Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum is an opportunity to source projects to finance and support on a long-term basis. Thanks to the Cross-Border Tourism and Competitiveness Project, the World Bank is providing more than 29 billion FCFA to support Benin's tourism sector.

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