Future Forward identifies and supports social entrepreneurs and changemakers creating innovative solutions to youth employment in sub-Saharan Africa. The initiative also convenes a wider community of practitioners, thought leaders and young Africans who help spread insights and approaches that shift the conversation from problems to solutions.
Highlights from the live Q&A session with Alain Nteff, co-founder of Gifted Mom
Alain Nteff co-founded an award-winning social enterprise, Gifted Mom, when he was just 20 years old. Gifted Mom’s mission is to prevent infant and maternal deaths by delivering critical health information to pregnant women and new mothers via mobile technology. The service uses SMS and voices messaging to deliver stage-based and customized notifications for pregnant women and new mothers, with information on topics like when to go for their next antenatal care session or baby vaccination. The platform currently impacts 6000 users in Cameroon, Mali, and Nigeria.
Join the live Webcast at bit.ly/1SnLePQ on Thursday 5th May - 4:30pm East Africa / 1:30pmGMT/ 9:30amEDT
As young people in Africa prepare to become job seekers and entrepreneurs, how can the employment ecosystem ensure that opportunities are accessible to all?
Future Forward's panel of Ashoka Fellows and Meredith Lee, Deputy Director of Youth Livelihoods at The MasterCard Foundation, will discuss solutions to the challenges young people face across the lines of gender, ethnicity, socioeconomic background, and ability.
Agriculture is the age-old occupation in Africa and in many countries well above half of the Gross Domestic Product still comes from agriculture. Unfortunately, young people are not taking part in a way that will best provide current and future employment leading to financial sustainability. The good news is that innovators are helping to shift mindsets around farming and are rebranding agriculture as a “hot” career prospect where young people can seize opportunities as agribusiness leaders powered by 21st century technologies.
During our next Future Forward webinar, we explore how social entrepreneurs and young farmers are helping each other harness opportunities and leapfrog into the information age to shape a more sustainable Africa.
|AEPT-Held and Entrepreneurship||Hado Nicaise SA...||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|GiftedMom||Alain Nteff||Bamenda and Buea, Cameroon|
|KadAfrica||Eric Kaduru||Kyenjojo, Uganda|
|AEPT-Détenus et Entrepreneuriat||Hado Nicaise SA...||Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso|
|Tiwale Community Based Organization||Ellen Chilemba||Lilongwe, Malawi|
|Twim Academy||Olumide Adeleye||Ibadan, Nigeria|
Winner is Announced
- LaunchSeptember 17, 2014
- Early Entry DeadlineOctober 15, 2014
- Entry DeadlineNovember 5, 2014
- Finalists are AnnouncedJanuary 7, 2015
- Winner is AnnouncedJanuary 14, 2015