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E4impact Foundation press conference

On the 16th of September Securfin, Mapei, Salini-Impregilo, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and the Association Always Africa launched the E4Impact Foundation.

The Foundation was born from the E4impact project and so its main objective is to support impact entrepreneurship in Africa through a leading Pan-African university alliance for the training and coaching of a new generation of impact entrepreneurs.

The new Foundation was presented today by the delegate of the founding bodies in Milan: Letizia Moratti (Securfin), Giorgio Squinzi (Mapei), Pietro Salini (Salini-Impregilo), Franco Anelli (Università Cattolica), Dean of the Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore and Mario Molteni (Association Always Africa), Full Professor of Business Administration at Università Cattolica.

In particular, E4impact Foundation pursues his objective through the Global MBA in Impact Entrepreneurship, offered in partnership with local universities and delivered by Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore of Milan.

Currently the MBA is already operative in Kenya, Uganda, Ghana, Ivory Coast and Sierra Leone with 130 entrepreneurs trained and 190 under training; and the Foundation is willing to offer the MBA in at least 16 African countries by 2020.

The expected results for 2022 are significant and would have a great impact: over 3.000 entrepreneurs trained, 500 new enterprises and thousands of new job places.

Three are the main activities of the Foundation: training and coaching new African impact entrepreneurs through executive programs; improving the capacities of local universities’ professors and staff; becoming a bridge for Italian companies willing to operate in African markets.

In the current social and political context E4impact can represent an answer to the problem of immigration from the African continent, since it promotes a local entrepreneurship able to generate wealth and job opportunities.

E4impact Foundation will be presented internationally at the United Nation General Assembly on the 24th of September 2015 as an inheritance of EXPO 2015 to the city of Milan.


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