This is a brilliant idea. Entrepreneurs in Africa could do with mentoring from more advanced entrepreneurs who have the time and are willing to passon skills. I am a business woman myself and belong to an association which promotes entrepreneurshp among women most of who are small scale business operators. Most of our members lack management skills, financial literacy, product development and packging, marketing, are constrained by lack of affrodable credit. In response to the last issue we started a Savings and Credit Cooperative Society. Our major challenge at the moment is loan recovery, members do not know how to prepare cashflows etc there is great need for training and mentoring , people sometimes learn and appreciate better from hearing a successful experience than mere training sessions. Perhaps you could develop a programme tailor made to our women in Uganda and partner with Uganda Women Entrepreneurs’ Association to pilot it. UWEAL has a resource center (Though with limited number of computers)which could be used for online meetings and e’learning, we also have website. What do you think? UWEAL can be contacted through e’mail address -firstname.lastname@example.org, contact person Executive Director.
Thanks, Pauline Ofong