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Press Release: Seedstars World Partners with AfDB to Propel Youth Startups and Jobs

  • In Innovation
  • 28 Oct 2019 - 3:48pm
  • By Mark Wamai
  • 559
A Cassava and Sweet Potato Slicer, Fruit Pulper, Maize Sheller, Cocoa Grinder and a host of other machinery assembled by the Department of Agricultural and BioSystems Engineering on display at the Agricultural Day and Exhibition, 25th September 2019, Freedom Square, Makerere University, Kampala, Uganda

Seedstars World, a Swiss-based startup competition in emerging markets, and the African Development Bank on Tuesday (22nd October 2019) announced a strategic partnership to implement its innovative ‘job creation track’ model to support youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa.

The partnership is in line with the Bank’s entrepreneurship and innovation lab under its Jobs for Youth in Africa (JfYA) strategy. The aim is to create 25 million jobs and equip 50 million young people with skills to enhance their employability and entrepreneurial success by 2025. The strategy will support countries to stimulate entrepreneurship, youth employment and economic development with a focus on young women.

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