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THE UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME ANNOUNCES ANNUAL SPONSORSHIP OF US$5000 TOWARDS LAUNCH NAMIBIA INITIATIVES AND PROGRAMMES.

From left to right: Tom Edison (Founder: Launch Namibia), Niita Shikongo (Coordinator: Launch Namibia), Yrika Maritz (Head of Experimentation: UNDP), Omagano Kankondi (Head of Solutions Mapping: UNDP)

The United Nations Development Programme, through its Accelerator Lab, will be sponsoring the wide roster of Launch Namibia initiatives, aimed at nurturing the Namibian entrepreneurial ecosystem in 2021.

The Accelerator Lab is the latest offering by the UNDP to address complex development challenges differently, it is part of the largest learning network made of 92 labs serving 116 countries. The lab aims to provide solutions that are people-centered and inclusive.

Launch Namibia is a motivational business platform, that strives to create and implement initiatives that are to the benefit of Namibian start-ups, through collaborative programmes with partners & other stakeholders within the entrepreneurial ecosystem.

The sponsorship, to the value of US$5000, will go towards events including but not limited to Pitch Night and the Launch Start-up Awards, and further projects such as the annual Launch magazine.

“As the Accelerator Lab, we have seen the need to empower entrepreneurs and Launch Namibia does so remarkably. We are proud to continue our association with them. This is a great opportunity to collaborate with unusual and emerging talent to bolster our new approaches to partnership development.”

Omagano Kankondi, Head of Solutions Mapping at the UNDP Accelerator Lab.

“Our relationship with the UNDP Accelerator Lab over the past year has allowed us to impact the ecosystem significantly. Their team continues to see the importance of this partnership and we are grateful for that, and further, for this sponsorship.”

Niita Shikongo, Coordinator at Launch Namibia.
From left to right: Niita Shikongo (Coordinator: Launch Namibia) & Tom Edison (Founder: Launch)

The main objective of the sponsorship is to effect measurable, long-lasting, positive impact within the start-up ecosystem, while simultaneously celebrating the work of young entrepreneurs with Namibian solutions to Namibian problems.

ENDS.


For queries or further information, kindly contact the Launch Namibia team via email: hello@launch.com.na

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