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Archipelagos – one4a

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Archipelagos aims at fostering sustainable and resilient growth for the most dynamic African SMEs and to help them gain access to capital markets. Starting from Morocco and Ivory Coast, leveraging regional hubs that will connect the entire continent, the program’s goal is to link at least 500 African SMEs to European companies and markets. Women and youth will be Archipelagos’ priority in supporting over 20.000 jobs, reaching 30 countries and contributing to achieving 6 Sustainable Development Goals. The program follows a tailor-made approach, focusing on the needs of each company, that will be connected to an integrated platform able to strengthen its excellence providing new skills, network and capital. The project is developed by CDP and African Development Bank under the European External Investment Plan and has received financial support from the European Commission.