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Toyin Dania

Toyin Dania

MEST Africa
Project Manager
Category: Empowerment of Women in the Community

A highly adaptable & commercially focused professional with extensive experience: administration, project management, training, sales, marketing & business development gained within a variety of sectors including enterprise development, telecommunications, ICT, international development & media.
An Entrepreneurial Specialist with nearly 20 years’ experience in the West African domain improving the economic opportunities of various groups to realize the personal and development benefits of enterprise. Currently Project Managing with MEST Africa for the EU-Africa DIGILOGIC H2020 project to boost the cooperation between EU & AU DIHs to develop smart logistic solutions.
With 30 years+ of international development and enterprise experience with a concentration in NGO communities in UK Nigeria, Ghana and Sierra Leone. Developed, led and managed European-funded projects and also designed and implemented projects supporting the creation of jobs and business opportunities within Diaspora communities. Passionate for Africa’s
With a passion for inspiring Africa’s next generation into the new normal she relocated to Ghana in 2014. She is a vocal advocate of ICT, diaspora, youth and women endeavours within entrepreneurial ecosystems. She is also involved with many civic organizations; mentoring local youth and supporting business networks.
She is the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day (WED) Ambassador for Ghana with the Women’s Entrepreneurship Day Organisation (WEDO) over 6 years. Acting as Mentor, Trainer empowering and encouraging women in multi-functional ways at all stages of their entrepreneurial journey. A board member for Street Children Empowerment Foundation (@SCEF) for the same duration; where social work professionals harness a holistic family approach to bring education and enterprise opportunities to families in Jamestown, Ghana.


Important time changes

  • South Africa – Entries extended to 16 June 2024
  • East and West Africa entries open until 31 July 2024