Archipelagos Program – Apply by 30.06.2024

Archipelagos is a multi-year international cooperation program developed by Cassa Depositi e Prestiti (CDP), the Italian Financial Institution for International Development Cooperation, with the support of the European Commission that aims at supporting the growth of African SMEs and facilitating their access to capital markets.

Through this call for application up to 1000+ SMEs will be selected across the African continent to join a dedicated capacity-building program designed to strengthen their capabilities and increase their readiness for capital markets.

Closing date


💡Program targets

The Program is looking for participants who are willing to :

  • Develop new skills and capabilities by acquiring knowledge and expertise to grow their business and boost competitiveness.
  • Look for guidance and support from experienced professionals to navigate new challenges and receive actionable advice to achieve their goals.
  • Connect with other businesses and establish valuable connections that can help them grow and succeed, by sharing experiences, knowledge, and best practices.
  • Want to explore potential collaborations and partnerships that can support them in achieving their business objectives.
  • Pursue the chance to access debt capital to finance their growth, by connecting with a range of potential investors and differentiating their sources of funding.

🎁Program benefits

  • Capacity building Program : CDP has designed a dedicated capacity building Program aimed at strengthening SMEs industrial and operational capabilities and preparing them to access the capital markets.
  • Access to capital markets : At the end of the capacity building Program, the SMEs that demonstrate the readiness and potential to raise funds in the capital markets will be provided with tailored support and guided through the fundraising process.


Before applying, please take the time to carefully read the detailed terms and conditions of participation in the Program, as well as all the eligibility criteria, available HERE.

➡️ Apply HERE

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