Future Forward: Youth Innovations for Employment in Africa

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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.

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Challenge Winners

Hado Nicaise Sawadogo

Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso

Olumide Adeleye

Ibadan, Nigeria

Ellen Chilemba

Lilongwe, Malawi

Alain Nteff

Bamenda and Buea, Cameroon

Eric Kaduru

Kyenjojo, Uganda

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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.

Nov 23, 15
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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.

Nov 14, 15
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Are you a doer, thinker or a change agent working to shape a future of ‘work’ that can advance the socio economic status of young Africans and their communities? Apply for this online course.

Sep 11, 15
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Timeline

Winner is Announced

January 14, 2015
  • Launch
    September 17, 2014
  • Early Entry Deadline
    October 15, 2014
  • Entry Deadline
    November 5, 2014
  • Finalists are Announced
    January 7, 2015
  • Winner is Announced
    January 14, 2015