Youth employment and hunger are two key issues that have been impacted by the economic crisis. This is particularly true for youth living in developing countries, representing 85% of the world youth. In an attempt to address these issues, the Global Youth Innovation Network, GYIN, has initiated its second Global Youth Summit called the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation [YALESI 2016].
The summit will prioritise young people’s needs, considering their developmental needs, and including underserved populations, such as girls, to an effective and inclusive employment strategy.
The summit, representing over 100 countries, will give its participants the tools to learn and share how young women and men, especially in rural areas, are increasingly acquiring new capacities and developing innovative solutions to transform themselves as Hunger Fighters, Job Creators, Innovators, and Change Agents. Youth participants and partner organizations will present proven innovative agribusiness and entrepreneurship practices by sharing their knowledge, expertise, challenges and success stories.
To Apply, visit: http://yalesi.org/register/
Requirement: Youth applicants are required to submit a business plan / project idea as part of the application process
Deadline: January 31, 2016
YALESI 2016 will be held in Dakar, Senegal from March 28-April 1, 2016
Click here for more information and to register.
GYIN is a fully youth-inspired and led network for youth entrepreneurs and rural micro-enterprises who are committed to act as hunger fighters, change agents, and innovators, driven by the passion to see generational transformations and changes from the grassroots to the global level. The network creates an environment to support youth in development and empowerment programs through the following objectives: Leadership / Agribusiness / Entrepreneurship / Education / Community Engagement.