Category: Young Entrepreneurs

2014 –> Wish to be an Agricultural Entrepreneur?

1. Are you self-motivated? 2. Can you plan and be well organized? 3. Are you goal-oriented? 4. Do you have problem solving skills? 5. Can you handle pressure? 6. Do you have a vision? 7. Do you have a business idea? 8. Are you passionate about your product or service? 9. Did you check if there is a market for… Read more →

Technology Use in Agriculture-GIS/GPS

Geographic Information System (GIS) is a computer based system for collecting, storing, managing, analyzing and presenting geographic information and its associated data. GIS links real-world spatial elements (also known as feature data elements) to a coordinate system. These features can be separated into different map layers for decision–making. Common applications of GIS /GPS include: engineering mapping, automated photogrammetry, cadastral mapping,… Read more →

Ghana Innovation Week Celebration #iWeek13

Ghana is a land rich in minerals and natural resources, but we cannot say the country as a whole has benefited from the “blessing” of the natural sources. Sometimes, we the “countrymen” even forget there are any such things as Gold, Diamond and Oil flowing from the bowels of our motherland. Instead, most young Ghanaians (at least the one’s I… Read more →

UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference on youth and skills

This virtual conference will be looking to address the question on how Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET) can tackle youth unemployment globally. The 2-week discussion aims to collect knowledge, experiences, innovative ideas and promising practices in TVET which aim specifically at tackling youth unemployment. The discussion will look to identify the factors that promote youth employment, touching upon… Read more →

Spurring Agricultural Growth in Africa in the Next Decade: Rural and Urban Youth Engagement

Boosting African Agriculture Partnership, Investment and Technology with particular concern on narrowing the investment and access to technology gaps that present limitations for young people across the African Continent is of great interest to me. I am very much excited and do applaud some regional and country-level initiatives to support young people to gain employable skills and in addition provide leeway… Read more →

GYIN/Columbia University School of Business Online Youth Entrepreneurship Training Program: In-V-Ent-Ed

<—————————–>               The Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) and the Columbia University School of Business (CBS) have launched an Online Youth Entrepreneurship Training program called In-V-Ent-Ed. This opportunity is open on a pilot basis for entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs in Ghana, Nigeria and the Gambia. Interested Entrepreneurs and aspiring Entrepreneurs in these countries should download the Application… Read more →

YOUNG INNOVATORS’ COMPETITION

. ITU are looking for the next generation of social technopreneurs – young people aged between 18 and 26 with an inspirational ICT-based solution to developmental challenges. Ten winning finalists will be selected to attend ITU Telecom World 2013 in Bangkok, taking part in workshops, pitching sessions, mentoring and networking, plus receiving seed funding of up to USD 10,000 per… Read more →

6 Ways To A Right Start In Agribusiness In 2013

Article written by Mr. Olawale Oyo, Nigeria, and published by the Young professionals in Agriculture and Rural Development (YPARD). Full credit to YPARD.net As we step into the year 2013, a lot of indications of earlier activities of the last quarter of 2012 show that serious attention would be drawn to agriculture, with a business unusual dimension for the sector.… Read more →

COMMUNIQUE FROM YOUTH LEADERS AT THE AGRI BUSINESS FORUM 2012

25-28th NOVEMBER 2012 DAKAR, SENEGAL We, Youth representatives, farmers, Private sector actors, Civil Society Leaders and Young entrepreneurs from across Africa participating in the Agri Business Forum 2012, held between 25-28th November 2012, hosted by the Government of Senegal and organized by EMRC, UNDP and Pan ACC in collaboration with F.A.O, Rabo Bank Foundation, FARA, Uni BRAIN, KWARA state government,… Read more →

Competition Resources- I’m A GYINer Campaign, GYIN Ghana Chapter

In October 2011 the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a United Nations program, launched the Global Youth Innovation Network (GYIN) in collaboration with Phelps Stokes, a US based nonprofit. The mission of GYIN is to establish a truly global network of all young entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators, for the purpose of contributing to the reduction of poverty among poor… Read more →

Solomon Elorm Allavi, the Idealist Young Entrepreneur in Ghana

Let us pause and consider this: Positive Signs for the future Entrepreneurship Development Continuous ICT Growth Younger CEOs & Business Owners Demand for Quality Education Mobile Telephone Penetration Massive infrastructural development That is how the future is envisioned by some budding young entrepreneurs here in Ghana. It is a truism that with focused vision and effective planning, the above will… Read more →

Sullivan Summit IX to Host the Global Youth Innovation Network Forum

Sullivan Summit IX to Host the Global Youth Innovation Network Forum in Equatorial Guinea, Creating Economic Opportunities for Young Entrepreneurs and Leaders. Washington D.C., July 6th, 2012 – In response to the youth-led Arab Spring, African Heads of State have accelerated the 2009-2018 “Decade of Youth Action Plan” at the African Union 2011 Summit, which was held in Malabo, Equatorial… Read more →