Ladies and gentlemen, Entrepreneurship is IN!
Not just because entrepreneurs are some of the coolest peeps ever, but because we Africans have a very real challenge on our hands. The dilemma presented by Africa’s youth bulge: to either sink or swim in the face of youth unemployment and other issues.
The good news is that there’s a growing awareness of just how much of an opportunity or a challenge the youth bulge presents for Africa, and people and organizations like Christabel Ofori and the iHAV (I Have a Vision) Foundation are working on capacity building and employment generation by putting “Vision in ACTion!” with the IHAV Conference.
iHAV Conference: An annual conference “designed to raise a generation of young African entrepreneurs who will work collaboratively to create employment and provide sustainable solutions to Africa’s challenge”.
2014 Theme: Creating an Agribusiness Revolution with Africa’s Youth.
Topics: Embracing ICT, Women’s role in agriculture, Climate change impact, Globalizing local markets, Agribusiness
On the agenda: Coaching, mentoring, lectures, roundtable sessions, dialogues and debates, group project challenges, business plan development.
July 30 – August 2, 2014
Accra, Ghana. Venue TBA
Participants: 100 outstanding and innovative young problem solvers aged 18-28 years. Apply here.
Resource people: Over 15 prominent business and political leaders and change champions.
Speakers: Sigismund Dzeble, PZ Cussons Ghana Ltd; Jennifer Agyeman- Image & Life Coach; Former Minister of State Dr. Gheysika Agambila; Regina Agyare, CEO of Soronko Solutions; Ehi Binitie, CEO of Rancard Solutions; Edison Gbenga, Executive Director, African Recovery and Agripro Lead; and Yaw Adu-Gyamfi, award winning Atlas Corps Social Entrepreneur.
Sponsors: Agripro, Independent Skies Magazine, Sangy Nursing Services, the Kumasi Centre for Lifelong Learning, Ghana Center for Entrepreneurship, Employment and Innovation (GCEEI) and the National Youth Authority.
- Entrepreneurship is IN (and essential to African and youth development)
- We’re making agriculture sexy
- IHAV Foundation is youth-led, regional and culturally diverse; show support
- IHAV provides a platform for further youth opportunities
- We’re the ones we’ve been waiting for. Let’s get to work!
How (to get involved)
- Apply by May 24, 2014 to participate (sponsorship available)
- Sponsor, partner, advertise: Christabel Ofori: (+233) 0243650790, email: email@example.com
Official Press Release
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