On 13 and 14 October, 1,000 young entrepreneurs from 54 African countries met at the annual forum of the Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) in Lagos, Nigeria. With AFD’s support, the businessman and philanthropist Tony Elumelu is pursuing his ambitious objective of launching the careers of 10,000 young entrepreneurs.
In Nigeria, more than 350 billion cubic feet (SCF) of gas are burned through flaring each year. This waste of energy is also responsible for more than 15% of the country's greenhouse gas emissions. AFD is exploring how to recover this gas and how it can be sold on the domestic market.