AFRIMAC’S NEWS

AFRIMAC and Radio Ecca collaborate in the creation of “Mujer Emprende”
AFRIMAC has confirmed an online course with Radio Ecca, “Mujer Emprende“, which is dedicated to the entrepreneurship of the women of Fuerteventura and Cape Verde. This course will try to help women to make the leap to entrepreneurial...
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AFRIMAC organizes an international event for women entrepreneurs
AFRIMAC is working on the implementation of an international event planned for November 2020 with the collaboration of women from Africa, Europe and America. This event will bring together entrepreneurs from around the world to join forces in...
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AFRIMAC launches its new website “letsgo.afrimac.org”
From AFRIMAC we wanted to do our bit to alleviate the problems that took place because of the COVID-19, which is why we have launched the website letsgo.afrimac.org. Here you will find our actions related to the current and unusual situation we...
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B2B digital meetings with the Foreign Network of the Government of the Canary Islands
PROEXCA launches this initiative to hold B2B digital meetings aimed at Canary Islands companies involved in expansion projects or that intend to tackle foreign markets in the future. To this end, personalized telematic meetings are being...
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AFRIMAC starts working telematically in response to the current alert state
This Monday, 16 March 2020, the Island Council of Fuerteventura has activated the Plan de Emergencia Insular de Fuerteventura (PEIN) (Fuerteventura Island Emergency Plan) to effectively manage everything related to the alarm situation due to the...
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Celebration of the 3rd Training School on Optimal Control Theory, Mathematical Modelling and Mosquito Control Strategies
During these last three days, the celebration of the conferences dedicated to the mosquito-borne diseases has taken place, which welcomed scientists from different parts of the world and that form part of the “3rd Training School on Optimal...
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Presentation of the 3rd Training School on Optimal Control Theory, Mathematical Modelling and Mosquito Control Strategies
The Island Council of Fuerteventura presented today the Training Congresses about the 3rd Training School on Optimal Control Theory, Mathematical and Mosquito Control that will be held on 2nd, 3rd and 4th March in the Technological Park (Parque...
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The Island Council presents the launch of AFRIMAC II
The Project for the business, technological, entrepreneurial and innovative exchange in matters of high economic impact between the Canary Islands and West Africa, AFRIMAC II, was presented today by the president of the Island Council of...
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Fuerteventura creates links with investors from the United States to become a business hub with West Africa
The island of Fuerteventura aims to become a business hub for West Africa after making contacts during the visit to Washington DC of the president of the Island Council of Fuerteventura, Blas Acosta, the minister of Economic Promotion of the...
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AFRIMAC is selected to take part in the MAC Programme in Brussels
AFRIMAC – Project for the business exchange regarding high economic and environmental impact between the Canary Islands and Western Africa, whose main objective is the internationalization of enterprises in the cooperation space in areas of high...
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AFRIMAC and the Government of the Canary Islands study projects to be included in the internationalization and evaluation agreement of the Africa Plan
AFRIMAC, together with the Minister of Economic Promotion, Mr. Manuel Hernández, recently held a meeting with the Deputy Minister of the Economy and Internationalization of the Canary Islands Government, Ms. Almudena Estévez, and the General...
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AFRIMAC 2 will hold its launch ceremony on 12 February
“Project for the business, technological, entrepreneurial and innovative exchange in matters of high economic impact between the Canary Islands and West Africa – AFRIMAC 2” is delighted to announce its launch ceremony, which will take place on...
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AFRIMAC is invited to Malta to be part of COST Meeting
AFRIMAC was invited to participate, from 10 to 12 December, in the last Management Committee and scientific working group sessions of the year organized by IMAAC. This meeting took place at the American University of Malta (Bromla, Malta) and was...
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AFRIMAC 2 has a new Mauritanian partner
This is the Association Initiatives pour un Développement Endogène IDEE, from Nouakchott, which has become the fifth AFRIMAC 2 participant belonging to the programme’s escale of third countries. Also partners of this condition are: AEME (Agence...
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AFRIMAC has collaboration agreements with scientists of the European project IMAAC
The President of the Island Council of Fuerteventura, Blas Acosta, together with the Minister of Economic Promotion, Manuel Hernández, and the Director of the AFRIMAC project, Carlos David Gutiérrez, received this morning Dr. Peyman Ghaffari...
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European scientists propose to hold a course for Europe in Fuerteventura on the study of diseases transmitted by mosquitoes
They agree to collaborate with AFRIMAC to be a bridge between Europe and Africa in research on textile products that contain repellents. Scientists from the European project IMAAC (CA16277), whose objective is research and mathematical analysis...
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AFRIMAC participates in ECOWAS
The Island Council of Fuerteventura has participated, through Afrimac, in the First Meeting of Associations of Business Women of the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas) held on the 3rd and 4th of December at Casa África. This...
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100 Women to Change West Africa
Within the framework of AFRIMAC, the program “Mujeres empresarias y a la vanguardia de la tecnología” has allowed the creation of an exchange between 30 participants from Senegal and Fuerteventura to train, empower and promote the...
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Senegal and the Canary Islands
The relationship between Senegal and the Canary Islands is very old. Over time, the African country has woven strong links with the Spanish archipelago. AFRIMAC develops projects that continue to consolidate this connection. For example...
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Neighboring archipelago: Cape Verde
Bathed by the same waters of the Atlantic, the archipelagos of Cape Verde and the Canary Islands have a very similar island character. They have always been neighbouring islands between Africa and America, bearers of an island culture that looks...
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Mauritania, a future partner
New projects are emerging from the cooperation between Mauritania, the Canary Islands and AFRIMAC. This is not surprising when we know that, among the three archipelagos that form the cooperation area of the MAC projects, the Canary Islands are...
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AFRIMAC participates in ECOWAS
The Island Council of Fuerteventura has participated, through Afrimac, in the First Meeting of Associations of Women Entrepreneurs of the Economic Community of West African States (Cedeao) held on December 3 and 4 at Casa África. This...
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Territorial Cooperation
The president of the Island Council of Fuerteventura, Marcial Morales, recently met with the director of Labor and Tourism of the Government of Cape Verde, Paulo Semedo, and the director of Heritage and Finance of the Government of Cape Verde...
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ECOWAS Women
“I Meeting of ECOWAS Women’s Business Associations” The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) is a regional organisation of 15 West African countries. The Island Council of Fuerteventura leads the Project called...
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Day 1. Welcome to Fuerteventura
Monday, October 30, 2017 It’s 1pm in Dakar and we met together at the airport Leopold Sedar Senghor to take our flight for Gran Canary. The wait was long but the plane finally arrives around 02:00 PM. Some of us were exited and the others a...
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Day 2. Looking forward to starting our next day
Day 2   In the morning around 9 am we went to the restaurant to have break-fast. Around 10am we took the bus to go to the Fuerteventura Technology Park where we have the training. Once we arrived there, we started the training with Marta...
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Day 4. Learning Business Model Canvas for our projects.
Thursday, november 2, 2017. We start the day at 8h 00 by having breakfast. After that the bus bring us at the Fuerteventura’s technological parc. We arrive around 9h30 to start the training Training We start With how to find funds for our...
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Day 5. Exposing our business projects.
  Friday, november 3, 2017. We woke up at 07:00 AM and we went together to the restaurant Aleman and we had taken our breakfast and the car came at 08h45 AM we took it and went to the Parque Technologico for courses. Arrived at Parque de...
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Day 6. Day of cultural exchange between Canaries and Senegalese
Saturday, november 5, 2017. Saturday no like other, we woke up and had a nice Spanish breakfast. After breakfast we went to the cultural center where we did the exchange of culture between canaries and Senegalese. We were shown the old shoes made...
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Day 7. Visiting Fuerteventura
Sunday, november 5, 2017. Today is 05 November 2017, a beautiful sunny Sunday. We woke up to have breakfast. We went to the Piratas restaurant because the restaurant where we usually had breakfast was closed. The activity of this Sunday is to go...
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Fifteen young women entrepreneurs from Senegal partipate in a training exchange promoted by the council
The President of the Island Council of Fuerteventura, Marcial Morales, and the Minister of Economic Development, Innovation and Employment, Rafael Páez, received today, Tuesday, October 31st, at the Technology Park of Fuerteventura, fifteen Young...
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Day 1. Preparations for the trip fulfilled
13 technological women have departed to Senegalese lands as AFRIMAC ambassadors. This pioneering project emerges as the latest initiative from the European Fund for Regional Cooperation and endorsed by Cabildo de Fuerteventura. 6:00 in the...
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Day 2. Second day of work in Senegal
Second day of work here in Senegal. Following initial contacts, we are about to start the training at Saga Technologies. The building houses GIABA headquarters, an institution of the Economic Community of West African States responsible for...
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Day 3. Music was part of today’s working day
Another day in Dakar and the ladies are ready for new experiences! After breakfast, we jumped into the van heading to GIABA centre to receive our training. Today, we started the Personal Development section focusing on speaking in public. It is...
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Day 4. Visiting the market of colors
DAY FOUR Time flies and we are already on our fourth day in Senegal. The girls who three days ago were total strangers to us are now our friends. We worry about each other and we talk about everything, overcoming all the language and cultural...
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Day 5. Celebrating Thiaba’s birthday
Friday, September 22, 2017 First week of training accomplished and so far it has been a success, finishing with the Technological Innovation syllabus, in which we have reviewed the concepts of the previous days and strengthen all the concepts...
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Day 6. Enjoying Senegalese hospitality and main touristic points of the country
It seems like the weekend is here. The Senegalese participants of AFRIMAC invited us today to their places. After a good breakfast we get ready to go deep into the Senegalese culture. In pairs or in groups of 3 people we go to visit the girls and...
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Day 7. Such a great experience!
Today, we spend the most of our free day to go sightseeing and visit the African Art Museum and Gorée Island with our Senegalese mates. The museum has a big collection of African ritual masks and funerary objects from different ethnics. On the...
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Day 8. Day of digital entrepreneurship
Day 8: Self-cares: that’s the word that would definitely describe today’s day. Goree Island got us really tired, both emotionally and physically speaking. Due to certain unexpected circumstances that led us to head to the hotel at midnight...
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Day 9. Visit to the ombudsman
Day 9: The class dynamics changed slightly today with a morning visit to the Ombudsman Office. A relevant figure in Senegal and relatively new. After the committee welcomed us, we proceed to listen to the speech from representatives of the...
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Day 10. Last day in Senegal, an enriching experience.
Dákar, 28 de septiembre 2017 We are getting close to the last day of this enriching experience; Afrimac Fuerteventura says goodbye for the moment, and we will see each other in the future with great expectations, waiting for the second session to...
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Day 11. Return to Fuerteventura
How to close/end this experience ? One of those that marks a before and after in your life. It has been one of those experiences that makes you reconsider your priorities, goals, that makes you rediscover yourself and that makes you value things...
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AFRICAGUA is framed within AFRIMAC
AFRICAGUA, the most important international business meeting of the Canary Islands under the theme of water and renewable energies is framed within AFRIMAC. The next edition of Africagua to be held in November 2017 in Fuerteventura, Canary...
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Presentation of AFRIMAC in the Technology Park of Fuerteventura
On 18 April, 2017 is presented the “project for business exchange regarding high economic and environmental impact between the Canary Islands and West Africa – AFRIMAC” in the conference hall of the Technology Park in...
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The AFRIMAC project has been selected in the “I Call for Operational Program of Territorial Cooperation INTERREG V-A Madeira, Azores and Canaries (MAC) 2014-2020”
The Cabildo Insular (Island Council) of Fuerteventura with the project titled “project for business exchange regarding high economic and environmental impact between the Canary Islands and Western Africa” ​​has been selected as the...
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