Event Date Location Description
SME TrendsTalk (FETOLA EVENT) Feb 2019 (watch this space!) Cape Town, South Africa Conference on latest SME trends
2019 Metrics from the Ground Up 18 Feb 2019 Online conference An ANDE event, exploring where gender fits in the impact measurement space, and what has been done to incorporate equality in this measurement. Click here for more info.


Opportunity Deadline Organisation Description
Funding None USAID USAID’s program – Development Innovation Ventures (DIV) provides tiered grant funding ($50,000 to $5,000,000) for innovative solutions that demonstrate rigorous evidence of impact, cost-effectiveness, and a viable pathway to scale. Applications are accepted year-round and more information is available on the website.
Competition 13 Jan 2019 Digital Lab Africa (DLA) The DLA is providing support to artists, producers, designers, start-ups, and students in the media and creative industries from Sub-Saharan Africa. Project winners will receive ZAR 42,000 and Digital Lab Africa Incubation Pass to accelerate their project. More information can be found here.
Programme 21 Jan 2019 Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC) The SDC is inviting applicants for their “Boosting Collective Action for Improved Water Quality” program, which supports projects tackling water quality-related challenges of Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs). Projects must work towards reducing water pollution from industrial sources with a geographic focus in Sub-Saharan Africa.