Make-IT in Africa – The Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative

MakeIT in Africa is a pilot project forming part of the Digital Africa and MakeIT initiatives launched by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). Working with the private sector, associations and social enterprises, MakeIT aims to utilise tech entrepreneurs’ growth and employment potential in partner countries engaged in development cooperation with Germany. In November 2016, the MakeIT Alliance was established to support this objective.


The Make-IT Accelerator offers tech start-ups from East and West Africa a nine-month programme to help them strengthen their growth, cooperation and investment readiness.

GIZ implementes the non-profit support programme in collaboration with renowned accelerators and hubs, as well as corporate and financing partners. As a non-profit provider, we take no equity, we charge no participation fee, and we make no other claims on intellectual property.


Tech entrepreneurship is a key driver of the digital revolution in Africa.