The United Nations University, University of Nairobi and the African Development Bank are organizing an Africa Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop on March 8 at 16:00, at the University of Nairobi Towers, focusing on agribusiness incubation network for Africa’s sustainable industrialization.
The workshop will bring together young entrepreneurs, researchers, international organizations, government delegates and other stakeholders to highlight the critical importance of incubating the youth to take lead in the agribusiness value chain in Africa. The envisaged long-term nature of this process, coupled with rapidly changing technological profiles of agri-industrial products and processes and international business pressures, should suggest that younger generation assume the principal role for driving the process.
The objectives of this event are:
1) To deliberate on the role of agribusiness in supporting food and nutrition security in Africa,
2) To explore the creation a network of university-linked agribusiness incubation centers for the promotion agribusiness initiatives, job creation for the youth, and to foster and nurture the next generation of agripreneurs for sustainable industrialization in Africa.
The program of activities will be as follows:
Title: Promotion of agri-business incubation network to foster and nurture the next generation of agripreneurs for sustainable industrialization in Africa
Prof. Peter Mbithi, Vice Chancellor & ESDA Chair, University of Nairobi
Introductory Remarks (5 minutes)
Dr. Emmanuel Mutisya, Programme Coordinator, United Nations University
Chief Guests Keynote Messages (50 minutes)
Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank
Hon. Willy Bett, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries
Roundtable discussion (90 minutes)
• Dr. Chiji Ojukwu, Director, Agriculture and Agro-Industry Department, AfDB
• RUFORUM Rep, University of Nairobi
• Alliance for the Green Revolution in Africa (AGRA)
• Prof. Alihassan Amin, ESDA-NGR Coordinator, University for Development Studies, Ghana
• Youth Entrepreneur (s)
• Japan International Cooperation Agency
Moderator: Prof. Frans Swanepoel, Professor, Future Earth, University of Pretoria
Synthesis and closing remarks (5 minutes)
Masafumi Nagao, Programme Manager, United Nations University
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