Youth for Africa and SDGs YAS! | West and North Africa Activation
YAS! is a portal-platform that aims to connect entrepreneurs to resources they need to develop and grow their idea or business. Users on the platform can interact on the provided values of; learning, ecosystem map, challenges and opportunities as per below.
Learning section – to help entrepreneurs begin their journey by providing the providing key information on the processes and procedures required to become an enterprise
An ecosystem map – so that the relevant stakeholders across board – from corporates to entrepreneurs – can locate the different entrepreneurial ecosystem service providers
Challenges – to award financing for youth to develop or scale and implement their innovations to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) as defined by the United Nations. The SDGs focus on ending poverty, protecting the planet and ensuring that all people everywhere enjoy peace and prosperity
Opportunities – to learn more about funding and networking relevant for the entrepreneurship ecosystem
The YAS! West and North Africa Activation is a 2-day programme where entrepreneurs, mentors, investors, corporates and donors will convene to discuss entrepreneurial topics, attend workshops and network.
Date: 12 – 13th November, 2018
Venue: Oriental Hotel, V.I, Lagos, Nigeria.
The event is co-organized by United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and Accenture.
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