E4Impact

History

2005
  • ALTIS – Graduate School of Business and Society of Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore launches a Master for African students in Rome.
2010
  • The Master is moved to Kenya to decrease the brain drain from the African continent. It is offered in partnership with Tangaza University College of Nairobi and it’s open to students from all over Africa.
2012
  • E4Impact is the first non-American programme to receive the Ashoka Innovation University Award.
2013
  • E4Impact MBA reaches Ghana. The 1st edition of the program starts at the Catholic Institute of Business and Technology in Accra.
2014
  • E4Impact MBA reaches Sierra Leone. The 1st edition of the program starts at University of Makeni in Makeni.
2015
  • E4Impact becomes a Foundation and reaches Uganda and Ivory Coast (the first French speaking country of E4Impact Alliance). The 1st editions of the program start at the Uganda Martyrs University in Kampala and at the CERAP in Abidjan.
  • E4Impact CEO, Mario Molteni, is named Senior Ashoka Fellow.
2016
  • E4Impact launches its MBA in Senegal at the Institut Supérieur de Management in Dakar.
  • Eni becomes Participant of the Foundation.
2017
  • E4Impact launches its MBA in Ethiopia at St. Mary’s University in Addis Ababa.
2018
  • E4Impact launches its MBA in Sudan at the University of Medical Sciences and Technology in Khartoum.
  • Intesa Sanpaolo becomes Participant of the Foundation.
  • E4Impact launches its first Business Accelerator in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • The project SWITCH Africa Green – Green to Grow starts in Kenya to contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of Kenyan MSMEs; while the project BITE starts in Italy to contribute to the social and economic integration  of migrants from Sub-Saharan Africa.
2019
  • E4Impact launches its MBA in Rwanda at University of Rwanda in Gikondo-Kigali and in Zimbabwe at Catholic University of Zimbabwe in Harare.
  • The first International Certificate in Impact Entrepreneurship starts in the Democratic Republic of the Congo at the Université Catholique du Congo in Kinshasa.
  • E4Impact launches the E4Impact Alliance, an academic partnership among universities promoting impact entrepreneurship.
  • VueTel and Diana Bracco become Participant of the Foundation.
  • The project Agrichange starts in Kenya to support the development of agri-food chains in the Molo river basin.
2020
  • E4Impact opens the first Entrepreneurship Center in Douala (Cameroon) in collaboration with JFN-IT and starts collaborating with the University of Professional Studies of Accra in Ghana for the launch of the MBA.
  • Jean-Sébastien Decaux becomes Participant of the Foundation.
  • The project ProAgro starts in Tunisia to support to the development of sustainable agribusiness micro enterprises. While, two other projects start in Kenya: Support to Resilience for Sustainable Livelihoods in West Pokot County and Building Drought Resilience in Isiolo County through Sustainable Livelihoods.
2021
  • E4Impact opens 7 Country Offices in Africa: Cameroon, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
  • E4Impact launches its MBA in Mozambique at Universidade São Tomás de Moçambique in Maputo.
  • In Kenya E4Impact starts three new projects: Arabika to relaunch the agriculture and branding internationalization of Kenyan Coffee; O-Farms, focused on circular agribusiness and RanGER, linked to the climate-smart natural resource management. In Senegal, it starts collaborating at DAKAR REVE project to contribute to the sustainable urban development of Dakar region.

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