May 5

WSIS 2016: Panel discussion on Accelerating ICT for agriculture entrepreneurship to promote youth livelihoods and sustainable development

WSIS 2016: Panel discussion on Accelerating ICT for agriculture entrepreneurship to promote youth livelihoods and sustainable development

Event Overview

CTA, in collaboration ITU, will organise a dialogue on “Accelerating ICT for agriculture entrepreneurship to promote youth livelihoods and sustainable development”. The session will involve young agritech entrepreneurs from various countries, international business and government experts. It will help discuss how this emerging form of entrepreneurship can be further developed and supported, as an avenue to develop youth employment opportunities, innovations in the agri-food industry, and ensure food security. Issues to be discussed include the current status of ICT for agriculture entrepreneurship, examples from developing countries, strengthening business models, capacity building and investments needs, roles for supporting institutions (government, private sector and business stakeholders).

This session will also discuss some of the issues raised at the Plug and Play event organised the same day from 09:00 to 12:00. A new publication on ICT for agriculture entrepreneurship in developing countries will be presented and participants will win some copies.

Keynote speakers

Ken Lohento

Sr Programme Coordinator, ICT4Ag, CTA

Speakers

Keynote speakers

Ken Lohento

Sr Programme Coordinator, ICT4Ag, CTA