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Building Capacity in Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Youth and Women Empowerment

Building Capacity in Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Youth and Women Empowerment

November 03, 2019 to November 05, 2019
Building Capacity in Entrepreneurship and Leadership for Youth and Women Empowerment

Theme: “Empowering women and youth with Modern self-employability and creative entrepreneurial skills”


Aspiration 6, of the African Union’s Agenda 2063 as well as UN SDGs, explicitly call for an Africa whose development is people-centered, relying on the potential offered by African people, especially women and youth, while the Agenda’s Ten-Year Implementation plan aims to achieve a 25% reduction in unemployment by 2023 and to specifically reduce youth and women’s unemployment by 2% per year.

As part of the wider efforts of reducing unemployment rates in Africa and within the framework of Africa-Turkey Partnership and its Action Plan, the AUC in collaboration with the Turkish Government and WSBI has embarked on the initiative of training and equipping African Women and Youth with modern and innovative entrepreneurship and Leadership Skills. Entrepreneurship will be a key driver towards the structural economic transformation envisioned in agenda 2063, with the potential to create millions of jobs; generate innovations in fields such as market analysis, risk analysis, feasibility analysis, social and environment, human resources and commercial and technical feasibility.; aimed at enhancing their marketing skills and expand their business but taking into consideration increasing jobs, protect the environment and assist local communities

In this context, the African Union Commission through its Department of Economic Affairs, in collaboration with and the Turkish government and World Savings and Retail Banking Institute (WSBI), plans to organize a joint training workshop for women and youth on best practices in the above identified areas. The training scheduled to take place from 3 to 5 November 2019 in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

For more information on the Workshop, please contact:

Mr. Elia Karuhanga
Private sector Development, Resource Mobilization and Investments Division
Department of Economic Affairs

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