Tuesday, March 14
15:00 to 15:50
Venue: 
Sandton Convention Centre - Ballroom 2 Level 2

GEN South Africa, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Youngpreneur Media, CAYE and the Raymond Ackerman Foundation 

Africa has the youngest population in the world with over 200 million and according to the African Economic Outlook, this figure will double by 2045. While the youth population in Africa continues to grow, fewer job opportunities are created. Although the unemployment remains high today, the youth are turning to entrepreneurship and changing the entrepreneurship narrative. In Kenya and Ghana, youth are increasingly exploring mobile technology to improve sectors such as health and agricultural production. In Nigeria a strong entrepreneurial culture is on the rise and incubators are springing around town to support young entrepreneurs. African governments have also increased their support for entrepreneurs by introducing various policies and initiatives to encourage an entrepreneurial culture. This session is led by African entrepreneurs and leaders that contribute immensely in their communities.

 

 

Speaker Bios: 
Amy de Castro
Bamboo Revolution

South Africa

Elli Yiannakaris
Raymond Ackerman Academy of Entrepreneurial Development

South Africa

Indira Tsengiwe
Youngpreneur Media

South Africa

Pearl Maphumulo
The Business Development Agency

South Africa

Thabang Motloung
CLICKin

South Africa

Grace Kalisha
African Leadership Academy

South Africa

Olawale Anifowose
Enterprise Development Centre, Pan-Atlantic University

Nigeria