Pre-Summit Workshop Helps Youth Delegates Get the Most out of Young Africa Works

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At the Young Africa Works Summit 2017, The MasterCard Foundation collaborated with Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) to deliver a pre-, during, and post- Summit youth program for the 47 youth delegates who attended the Summit.

The MasterCard Foundation strongly believes that young people should be at centre of the conversation about youth employment and entrepreneurship. The Summit youth program was designed to equip youth delegates with the necessary skills, knowledge, and networks to effectively participate during Summit and in their professional lives afterwards. The program included pre-Summit webinars, an intensive one-day pre-Summit workshop, a Summit mentorship program, and a long-term mentorship program.

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Live on CNBC Africa: Setting the Stage for Agricultural Transformation

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Three of Africa’s leading experts in the agricultural sector, Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda and Dr. Wanjuru Kamau-Rutenberg join CNBC Africa anchor Nozipho Mbwanja for an engaging stage-setting discussion on agricultural transformation at the 2017 Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali.

CNBC Africa at Young Africa Works 2017

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The second MasterCard Foundation Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali focused on how young people are transforming the agricultural sector. CNBC Africa anchor Nozipho Mbwanja explores this theme and others during interviews with sector experts, panelists and youth delegates.

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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.

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.