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 and rural youth by providing opportunities for young entrepreneurs as “Agent of Change” in the areas of innovation, agribusiness, entrepreneurship, leadership, and self-employment. Since its founding GYIN has reached over 5,000 youth and has worked with over 30 organizations around the world.
This October, GYIN will launched its recruiting program, the I Am A GYINer Campaign in Ghana. The campaign will establish a national GYIN Chapter by recruiting local youth and forming a network of organizations that support youth entrepreneurship and empowerment.
As part of the campaign, we have launched a competition for youth-led businesses and projects in Ghana. Check the resources below for the competition forms, guidelines, etc. to participate. Winning submissions include a fully sponsored trip to an International Workshop/Fair in 2013 and opportunities to advertise products and services on IFAD and GYIN websites.
Find below the competition resources to download: