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14 KM PLATFORM PROVIDES
A HOLISTIC PHYGITAL ECOSYSTEM
TO SUPPORT AND EMPOWER
THEIR AFRICA MOBILITY PROJECT

14 KM PLATFORM PROVIDES A HOLISTIC PHYGITAL ECOSYSTEM TO SUPPORT AND EMPOWER THEIR AFRICA MOBILITY PROJECT

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OUR STORY

Paris, May 2020. 14 km is born in the middle of confinement.

No wonder. 14 km has to do with mobility and the urge to pursue one’s goal
no matter what. For Keshia Dupros, 14 km’s founder, it is high time to
complete a project she has been planning for years: promote the African
continent and foster a better understanding and easier access to Africa, be it
for business purposes or personal reasons. “Africa has always been a part of
my life somehow. I have personal ties with the continent, friends and family.
And my professional sphere has mostly gravitated around the continent. It
has so much to give and teach to all of us”.

But the origins of the project are also to be found in the multiple clichés about
Africa mostly fuelled by
ignorance. “Even though we are seeing some
improvement, there is still a lot to do to showcase the multifaceted strength of
the continent. A great majority of Europeans are unaware of what Africa has to
offer and the best way to address that is to get them to experience the continent
in a much deeper and meaningful way, that is through mobility to
Africa”. Equally paramount to 14 km was to allow the
Europe- based African
diaspora to impact their original homelands via game-changing projects and
initiatives.

OUR STORY

Paris, May 2020. 14 km is born in the middle of confinement.

No wonder. 14 km has to do with mobility and the urge to pursue one’s goal no matter what. For Keshia Dupros, 14 km’s founder, it is high time to complete a project she has been planning for years: promote the African continent and foster a better understanding and easier access to Africa, be it for business purposes or personal reasons. “Africa has always been a part of my life somehow. I have personal ties with the continent, friends and family. And my professional sphere has mostly gravitated around the continent. It has so much to give and teach to all of us”.

But the origins of the project are also to be found in the multiple clichés about Africa mostly fuelled by ignorance. “Even though we are seeing some improvement, there is still a lot to do to showcase the multifaceted strength of the continent. A great majority of Europeans are unaware of what Africa has to offer and the best way to address that is to get them to experience the continent in a much deeper and meaningful way, that is through mobility to Africa”. Equally paramount to 14 km was to allow the Europe- based African diaspora to impact their original homelands via game-changing projects and initiatives.

OUR STORY

Paris, May 2020. 14 km is born in the middle of confinement.

No wonder. 14 km has to do with mobility and the urge to pursue one’s goal no matter what. For Keshia Dupros, 14 km’s founder, it is high time to complete a project she has been planning for years: promote the African continent and foster a better understanding and easier access to Africa, be it for business purposes or personal reasons. “Africa has always been a part of my life somehow. I have personal ties with the continent, friends and family. And my professional sphere has mostly gravitated around the continent. It has so much to give and teach to all of us”.

But the origins of the project are also to be found in the multiple clichés about Africa mostly fuelled by ignorance. “Even though we are seeing some improvement, there is still a lot to do to showcase the multifaceted strength of the continent. A great majority of Europeans are unaware of what Africa has to offer and the best way to address that is to get them to experience the continent in a much deeper and meaningful way, that is through mobility to Africa”. Equally paramount to 14 km was to allow the Europe- based African diaspora to impact their original homelands via game-changing projects and initiatives.

Hence the creation of 14 km, the first of its kind comprehensive ecosystem dedicated to mobility in Africa. “there is a variety of very specialized forums and events focusing on one single aspect, whether human resources or investment. 14 km gives you the full picture while providing you with all the tools you need to succeed and thrive in Africa”.

Hence the creation of 14 km, the first of its kind comprehensive ecosystem dedicated to mobility in Africa. “there is a variety of very specialized
forums and events focusing on one single aspect, whether human resources or investment.
14 km gives you the full picture while providing you
with all the tools you need to succeed and thrive in Africa”.

OUR NAME

14 km (14 miles) is the shortest distance between
Europe and Africa through the strait of Gibraltar.
It can be travelled in 35
minutes by ferry. To give
you an idea of
how close the two continents are
from one another, it is the equivalent of a trip from
Paris to Orly 
airport, the equivalent of an 1 hour
and 
10 minutes run. The equivalent of 1007
calories burned, that is a white hot chocolate & a
cinnamon bun and less 
than a peanut sauce for 4.
In short, 14 
km is a ridiculously close distance. Call
it a non distance. And that’s the very point.

14 km is a vivid reminder of the contiguity of Europe
and 
Africa. Of their common history. A call to
acknowledge this geographical proximity and
translate it into powerful bonds and shared
success. Be it human, cultural, economic,
intellectual, technological.

OUR NAME

14 km (14 miles) is the shortest distance between Europe and Africa through the strait of Gibraltar. It can be travelled in 35 minutes by ferry. To give you an idea of how close the two continents are from one another, it is the equivalent of a trip from Paris to Orly airport, the equivalent of an 1 hour and 10 minutes run. The equivalent of 1007 calories burned, that is a white hot chocolate & a cinnamon bun and less than a peanut sauce for 4. In short, 14 km is a ridiculously close distance. Call it a non distance. And that’s the very point.

14 km is a vivid reminder of the contiguity of Europe and Africa. Of their common history. A call to acknowledge this geographical proximity and translate it into powerful bonds and shared success. Be it human, cultural, economic, intellectual, technological.

You can actually see Africa from Europe. So look beyond stereotypes,
apprehension, doubts. But do not keep watching from a distance:
get closer, hit the road.

You can actually see Africa from Europe. So look beyond stereotypes, apprehension, doubts. But do not keep watching from a distance: get closer, hit the road.

14 km wants to demystify, grow & herald Africa,
by facilitating access and knowledge of the continent,
forging impact stories and creating strong cross-cultural
bridges between Europe and Africa.

14 km wants to demystify, grow & herald Africa, by facilitating access and knowledge of the continent, forging impact stories and creating strong cross-cultural bridges between Europe and Africa.

OUR VISION

15 years from now.
Millions of expatriations and repatriations in Africa, a zillion success
stories, bazillions of investments in Africa, gazillions of bonds and
bridges built beetween Europe and Africa.

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OUR VISION

15 years from now.
Millions of expatriations and repatriations in Africa, a zillion success stories, bazillions of investments in Africa, gazillions of bonds and bridges built beetween Europe and Africa.

RVB_AFRICA_TYPES

OUR VALUES

OUR VALUES