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The ED4D: Entrepreneurship by Diaspora for Development

Launched in April 2019, the ED4D project aims to encourage the Ghanaian and Ethiopian diaspora in the Netherlands, or Dutch entrepreneurs in collaboration with the diaspora, to commit themselves as entrepreneurs to the development of the private sector in Ghana and Ethiopia. The project is carried out by IOM in collaboration with PUM (Netherlands senior experts).  Together, they act as a facilitator and coordinator for selected entrepreneurs and guide them in setting up or expanding a company in their country of origin. Interested entrepreneurs receive information about investment opportunities and procedures in Ghana and Ethiopia. Selected entrepreneurs with promising business ideas are offered training and coaching. They are given the opportunity to undertake a mission to Ghana and Ethiopia. IOM also provides them with guidance on possible financing mechanisms.