Reflections on the Young Africa Works Summit 2015

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The Young Africa Works Summit opened doors for youth who are involved in the agricultural sector, be it research, farming, processing, marketing and other occupations along the food value chain. Leticia’s story of starting rabbit farming at the age of 14 has the potential to influence policy and partnerships that can ensure that youth under the age of 18 have access to land and loans for investment in agriculture.

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Day Two of #YAW2015

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“Progress does not look the same everywhere. In Africa, challenges are challenges, but there are also opportunities to innovate.”

Nigerian-American author and journalist, Dayo Olopade opened day two of the Young Africa Works Summit with a reminder – the solutions to problems like unemployment are not always linear, and a strong preference for formality – or ‘formality bias’ – may lead us to overlook the resilience of the informal sector.

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CNBC Africa at Young Africa Works

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At The MasterCard Foundation’s inaugural Young Africa Works Summit, CNBC Africa’s Thomas Maree interviewed delegates on how we can prepare youth for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities in agriculture. Topics included agriculture in Africa and its growth prospects, finance models and the role of technology.

Reeta Roy, President and CEO of The MasterCard Foundation, on the growth prospects for African agriculture.

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Young Africa Works 2015: Day Two from a Youth Perspective

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Almost 50 youth delegates from across the African continent are participated at the Young Africa Works Summit in Cape Town, South Africa. Watch the video below to hear some of their perspectives on the second and final day of the Summit.

Agriculture in Africa is…

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At the Young Africa Works Summit, we asked the experts to finish the sentence:  “Agriculture in Africa is…”

Young Africa Works 2015: Day One from a Youth Perspective

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Almost 50 youth delegates from across the African continent are participating at the Young Africa Works Summit in Cape Town, South Africa. Watch the video below to hear some of their perspectives on the first day of the Summit. You can also follow the youth conversation on Twitter at #YAW2015 and #youthvoice.