DEMO Africa 2015 has attracted the attention of the US-based Legatum Center for Development and Entrepreneurship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). The Legatum Center at MIT has now confirmed its sponsorship for the Pan African event to further its mission of catalyzing entrepreneurship for broad-based prosperity in low-income countries.
This thumb stamps the Center’s commitment to promote and shape the discourse on bottom-up development.
Commenting on the move, Kwadwo Poku, Recruitment and Alumni Manager stated that the move was informed by the shared vision of both organisations. “The Legatum Center is sponsoring DEMO Africa because both organisations are committed to unlocking the potential of individuals and economies.”
Mbugua Njihia, DEMO Africa event’s director, welcomed the Legatum Center’s move stating that both players are committed to ensuring that the entrepreneurs are armed with the right tools to understand the local and global needs and tailor solutions for them. “With entrepreneurs needing to fully understand the situation before they can settle to work, having partners that pass this knowledge is a key component of success. I commend the Legatum Center’s efforts in playing their role effectively.”
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