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Feb 16

Young Africa Works Summit

Young Africa Works Summit

Event Overview

According to the African Development Bank, 10 to 12 million young Africans enter the workforce each year and, out of these, close to 80 per cent works on small farms and in household businesses. The Young Africa Works Summit will look at how to engage youth as drivers of agricultural transformation. This transformation holds tremendous promise for catalysing prosperity and creating sustainable livelihoods for young people in Africa.

The event will bring together a community of 300 thought leaders from NGOs, government, funders and the private sector committed to developing sustainable youth employment strategies in Africa. It will also directly involve young people to help understand and explore their journeys, including the challenges they face, in securing meaningful economic opportunities.
CTA is represented at the Summit by panelist Carol Kakooza, MUIIS Project coordinator. She presents the MUIIS project during the session on 'Mechanisation or ICT: Agricultural Transformation through Technology', which will focus on how technologies can support the productivity, access to the market, and income of young farmers and agripreneurs.

Speakers

Carol Kakooza

Jr. Prog Assoc ICT4Ag G4AW Project

KN 3 Avenue, Kigali, Rwanda
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Speakers

Speakers

Carol Kakooza

Jr. Prog Assoc ICT4Ag G4AW Project

Attendees

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  • Hailu, Michael

    Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA)

    Netherlands

Organisers

  • The MasterCard Foundation

    The MasterCard Foundation is an independent global foundation that works to “advance youth learning and promote financial inclusion to catalyse prosperity in developing countries. Since its inception in 2006, it has collaborated with partners in developing countries, with a particular focus on Sub-Saharan Africa. It is based at the Eaton Centre in Toronto, Canada and operates independently of MasterCard Worldwide. The MasterCard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. All people, no matter their starting point in life, should have an equal chance to succeed. We believe that with access to education, financial services, and skills training, people can have that chance. Our focus is helping economically disadvantaged young people in Africa find opportunities to move themselves, their families and their communities out of poverty to a better life.