Plenary 3 and 4:

SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD AND YOUTH ENGAGEMENT

Africa has the majority of its people being under the age of 35years old, which serves as a huge opportunity to harness the demographic dividend. This theme is making a special focus on the right of African youth to gainful employment and participate in the labour market. Emphasis is made towards discussions on the regulation of the informal sector, equal inclusion of women and other minorities in all sectors that offer employment and promotion of youth entrepreneurship. Panellists will explore strategies and best practises on ensuring young people have sustainable livelihoods, through strategies including; training to access agricultural, mineral, industrial production, entrepreneurship focused school curricula, business expansion skills development, mentorship opportunities, access to markets and access to funding/credit. Plenary 3 will focus on Reshaping Africa’s Brand and Plenary 4 will focus on whether Policy regulations and whether current policy regulations are enablers or inhibiter of youth pursuing entrepreneurship on the continent.

 

Plenary 3:

AFRICAN YOUTH, RESHAPING AFRICA’S BRAND

Panellists Topics:

  • Why Women’s Economic Inclusion is vital
  • The Future if empowerment in property development.
  • The Future is Female: Women in the lead!
  • How Media Shapes Brand Africa

Plenary 4:

54 ECONOMIES – WHY REGIONAL INTEGRATION IS A MUST FOR AFRICA’S DEVELOPMENT

Panellists Topics:

  • The Importance of encouraging local procurement –Speaker:  Proudly SA Representative

  • The Impact of Information and Communication Technology in Small, Micro and Medium Sized Businesses

  • Removing the Red Tape – How to ensure policy regulations are enablers of youth entrepreneurship.

  • Creating an Entrepreneurship Ecosystem for African Youth

  • Topic Reserved for Sponsor/Partner