Entrepreneurship has become a catch-phrase. It needs lot more focus, an effectively steered supportive framework and lots of financial investments especially in sub-saharan Africa. Entrepreneurial challenges are well known, but governments and their development partners’ commitment and pragmatic will to address the teething issues has always been very limited. The need for SME and entrepreneurship development is especially relevant in Africa,… Read more →
More Productive Jobs for Africa’s Youth Vital for the Region’s Economic Progress, says New WB Report
WASHINGTON: 2014/298/AFR – With more than half of Sub-Saharan Africa’s population now under the age of 25, and as many as 11 million young Africans expected to join the labor market every year for the next decade, creating millions of productive, well-paying jobs will be vital to boost economic growth, significantly cut poverty, and create shared prosperity in Africa, according to… Read more →
Regional Workshop on “Engaging Youth in the Implementation Phase of the CAADP Transformation Agenda – KIS” in Accra, Ghana!
The Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA) is organising a Regional Workshop on “Engaging Youth in the Implementation Phase of the CAADP Transformation Agenda – KIS” on 9-10 May 2013 at the FARA Headquarters in Accra, Ghana. The meeting will look at the entire CAADP country and regional policy processes, and identify innovative approaches for making job creation for… Read more →
Call for applications: Young People and Agri-Food, Small Grant Competition 2012-2013 – Apply by June 15
The Future Agriculture Consortium, through its Young People and Agri-Food theme, seeks to address three constraints to more appropriate policy in relation to the “young people and agriculture” problem in Africa: A lack of analysis that is theoretically and historically informed, conceptually sound and context sensitive; A very weak base of empirical research relating to either the nature of the… Read more →