Youth Livelihoods Diaries Research Project


The Youth Livelihoods Diaries Research project is contributing to empirical data about youth employment and entrepreneurship in Africa. This year-long research effort is tracking the working behaviours of 268 youth between the ages of 18 and 24 in Uganda and Ghana. Watch the video below to learn more about this research project.


Introducing The MasterCard Foundation Young Africa Works Summit


The Young Africa Works Summit brings together around 300 experts, young people and influencers to discuss opportunities in the agricultural sector for youth employment and entrepreneurship. Watch the below video to find out why agriculture could be the key to youth unemployment:

Youth Innovators in Agribusiness


The USAID-supported East Africa Trade and Investment Hub, Syngenta, the Inter Region Economic Network (IREN) and the Toyota Kenya Academy have launched the second edition of the Young Innovators in Agribusiness Competition. This follows last year’s successful competition that attracted more than 800 participants from Sub-Saharan Africa. Out of the 35 youth finalists, 10 have gone on to win other prizes in the energy and agribusiness sectors, 10 have expanded and retained their agriculture-related enterprises and 15 are employed or pursuing higher education.

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