Volunteer Mentors

The African Association of Entrepreneurs (AAE) is a volunteer-run organisation. Volunteers are located throughout globe and work is coordinated by a head office in Ghana, lead volunteers and a network of national teams. AAE volunteers mainly work virtually, making use of online collaboration tools to support each other and other SMEs. However, national teams sometimes also offer in-person support services.

Mentor
Members
25
Details
online volunteers providing mentoring support to new entrepreneurs.
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United Kingdom
First Name
Rutkay
Last Name
Alici
Short Bio
Engineer turned Investment Banker at J.P. Morgan, helping entrepreneurs and governments in emerging markets raise funds through the international capital markets
Highest Education
Tertiary
Services offered to entrepreneurs
- Guidance on how to approach building a business in a sustainable way - Strategic insight on opportunities in relevant market - Data analysis and interpretation to identify trends - General advice regarding productivity, workload management, goal planning etc.
Industry
Finance
First Name
Eugenia
Last Name
Sam
Short Bio
My tertiary education was with the university of Ghana from the year 2016 to 2020 in the field of Applied Science. I completed with Bsc Food Process Engineering and then proceeded to work with the Food and Drugs Authority for my one year service to my country. I work with the Judicial Service of Ghana as a Process Clerk from December 2021 till date. I am currently a graduate student studying Master of Arts in Public Administration at the Institute of Management and Public Administration(GIMPA).
Highest Education
Degree Holder
Services offered to entrepreneurs
Mentoring,Capital sourcing,Social media advice/awareness,Proofreading/editing,
Industry
Aquaculture - animal husbandry - livestock farming and fish feeding systems
First Name
Hany
Last Name
Elshaffee
Short Bio
i work marketing and businesss consultant to SMEs
Services offered to entrepreneurs
Mentoring,Capital sourcing,Social media advice/awareness,Proofreading/editing,
Industry
Marketing - communications and sales
First Name
Lynda
Last Name
Monye
Short Bio
I am a freelance Journalist currently a broadcast Journalist with the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria, FRCN.
Highest Education
B.LIS
Services offered to entrepreneurs
Proofreading/editing,
Industry
Strategic planning and management and business development
First Name
Mathilde
Last Name
Aupetit
Short Bio
Mathilde is a press and political affairs officer currently working in Sao Paulo, Brazil, with a background in international relations, social science, and humanities. She graduated from King’s College London and Cambridge University and worked in London for an international communication and public policy agency where she worked with global philanthropic foundations and start-ups incubators. She is interested in writing about politics, women rights, philanthropy, and microfinance.
Highest Education
Masters' degree
Services offered to entrepreneurs
Social media advice/awareness,Proofreading/editing,
Industry
Peace studies and conflict resolution
First Name
洛滢
Last Name
Short Bio
carpe diem
Services offered to entrepreneurs
Social media advice/awareness,
Industry
Education and humanitarian response
First Name
Majida
Last Name
Sultana
Short Bio
Majida Sultana has more than 8 years of relevant experience with M.Phil. Degree in Project Management and Masters in Disaster Management and Diploma in GIS/RS. I have participated in a number of professional capacity-building training during my career. I am holding professional experience of working in advanced excel, and knowledge of MS Office applications. Excellent drafting skills. I have national-level exposure to contribute technically to the development of program strategies, grand making, and partnership building in the area of emergency response, Climate change adaptation, disaster management, water & sanitation, social safety and the health sector. Program/ project work plan development and budgeting is the strong sites I have worked. Flexible to work with diverse project partners at national and local level international levels. I have sound experience in gender inclusive project implementation. My functional skills relevant t this particular assignment includes: development of resource mobilization strategies, work plan, budget and financial report. Resource. Preparation of relevant documentation such as project summaries, briefing notes, speeches, donor profiles, development communication product using technology I have sound understanding of core Competencies like: Accountability, Communication, Organizational Awareness, Teamwork & Collaboration, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Client & Result Orientation along with Cross-Functional Competencies like Analytical Thinking, Innovation and Creativity Awareness.
Highest Education
M.Phill
Services offered to entrepreneurs
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Industry
Strategic planning and management and business development
First Name
Mary
Last Name
Nakato
Short Bio
I am a Ugandan female lawyer focused on helping and giving to the community. I am knowledgeable in the areas of accounting and businesses law, management skills. I own a side business that manufactures organic handmade hair and body care products, which I sell both online and physically and can ably say I have mastered the skill of running a business, sales, profits and loss margins, customer relationships, advertisements and most importantly branding. I believe I will be able to help my fellow entrepreneurs on their journey to fight poverty, keep the green environment and strategically use the available resources that nature gives for the benefit of all. Preventing any micro health issues and, misuse of waste and pollution. Through teaching safe production methods.
Highest Education
Bachelor's
Services offered to entrepreneurs
Mentoring,Bookkeeping and accounting systems,Social media advice/awareness,Proofreading/editing,
Industry
Education and humanitarian response
First Name
MABEL
Last Name
OTU
Short Bio
Solid experience of successful project management in the food industry specifically under new product development through to commercialization. Relevant experience in business development and marketing through exposures such as international trade fairs and market research. Strong communication and analytical skills with proven success in digital marketing and e-commence under the brand name Chocolate Gallery Gh. An entrepreneurial spirit with a can-do attitude successfully assisting small food businesses in product registration and regulatory compliance under the Farm-2-Shelf Program.
Highest Education
BACHELORS DEGREE
Services offered to entrepreneurs
Mentoring,Social media advice/awareness,
Industry
Strategic planning and management and business development
First Name
Stephen
Last Name
Mordey
Short Bio
Experienced custody operations personnel with some five years industry experience. Currently strategizing and streamlining custody operations services with a Ghana based financial institution. With about eight years banking experience in areas such as credit administration, data cleaning, account maintenance and transaction validation. Stephen is detail oriented, self-motivated and highly organized. Stephen is currently enrolled in the ICA professional program and has successfully completed a MSc. Economics program with Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology (pending graduation). Stephen holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Sciences (economics and mathematics) from University of Cape Coast, Ghana.
Services offered to entrepreneurs
Proofreading/editing,
Industry
Banking & capital markets

FAQs

What is the terms of reference for facilitated AAE volunteer-entrepreneur collaborations?

  • AAE-facilitated Volunteer-Entrepreneur collaborations are for remote or online assistance and does not require physical presence at the office of the entrepreneur. The Volunteer is an ‘AAE Volunteer’ and not a staff, partner etc of the entrepreneur. This connection is for charitable cause only and ends at the end of the agreed date of completion
  • Volunteer may communicate directly with entrepreeur and may share the results of collaboration with AAE at the end

Is there compensation for volunteering work?

Volunteers serve at their own pace and commitments can be flexible. Tasks can be undertaken whenever volunteers are available, and not heavily impacting their regular schedules. There are currently no monetary compensation for volunteer time or services done online. Served or active volunteers will be issued Reference or Appreciation Letters. AAE is forever grateful to volunteers for their contribution without which it would be difficult to continue our work.

Are there some tasks that I can perform on my own?

Yes, you can perform any of these task and contact us anytime to share the results.

Who are Volunteer Leads?

Volunteer Leads are are middle management supervisors and visionaries who take up supervisory roles on innovative AAE activities and projects. The ideas of our volunteers count in ensuring that we explore ways of addressing the needs and provide valuable support to our community. 

UNV Online Volunteers End of Assigment Procedure

UNV-AAE online volunteers serving on AAE task are issued with a Certificate of Appreciation through the UNV website. Download the End of Assignment– Online Volunteering – Standard Operating Procedure or follow these steps to generate a certificate:

  • The UNV-AAE volunteer complete feedback form on the UNV website based on collaboration.
  • AAE Supervisor working with UNV-AAE volunteer complete the feedback form based on online volunteer performance during collaboration
  • After feedback was provided the UNV system generates a certificate of appreciation in three languages. Send notification to online volunteer regarding certificate of appreciation ready for download
  • The UNV-AAE Volunteer view and download certificate (optional)