Business Mission Rwanda and Burundi 13 – 20 July 2013

The perfect opportunity to explore the possibilities of doing business in Rwanda and Burundi The Power of the Diaspora While there is widespread uncertainty in the Western economies and austerity measures having major effects on the Official Development Aid, the Diaspora contribution to the countries of origin is a constant and reliable factor. Increasingly traditional remittances are being used for investments in Small and Medium Enterprises (SME’s) being the main creators of jobs in the countries of origin. The Diaspora contribution in African countries is among the main drivers of the economy.

Trade mission Seva is organizing a trade mission to Rwanda and Burundi from 13 to 20 July 2013. The purpose of the mission is to stimulate investors (of Rwandese and Burundese origin) to explore investment opportunities. The mission will be hosted by selected SME’s in both countries, at the same time visits will be paid to the Chambers of Commerce, the Dutch Embassy, the relevant Ministries and a meeting with existing Diaspora businesses. An inspiring program has been planned with interesting visits, informative meetings, discussions and reception! The final itinerary will be available upon registration.

Eligibility Eligible participants belong to the African Diaspora communities – or others with a link with Africa – interested in investments in Rwanda/Burundi.

Opportunity:  participants have the opportunity to send their business plan to Seva for co financing or mediation with other financing institutions. Fee The participation fee is 600 Euro (including ticket, hotel, visa, local transport, breakfasts, lunches, closing reception with dinner).

Eligibility and apllication: eligible participants are requested to fill in the attached application: Application Form Business Mission Rwanda and Burundi The deadline to apply is 15 April 2013.

Contact:  for more information please contact Janice Aliar at: or 070-33 00 777. Seva Network Foundation Website: E-mail: Phone: 070-3300777 Chamber of Commerce: 27251443

Seva Network Foundation is an international organization for poverty reduction. Seva supports migrants in setting up (social) enterprises in their countries of origin, provides technical assistance and is active in lobby & advocacy.

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