CNBC Africa at Young Africa Works 2017


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.

Eleni Gabre-Madhin, CEO and Founder of blueMoon discusses the growing interest in agribusiness in Africa.


Dr. Lindiwe Majele Sibanda, CEO and Head of Mission, Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN) talks about creating a conducive environment for young people to thrive.


Peter Materu, Director, Education and Learning and Youth Livelihoods, The MasterCard Foundation talks about the role youth are playing in driving agricultural transformation.


Nono Sekhoto, Co-founder, Growth Shoot on connecting young people to business opportunities.


The Honourable Jean Philbert Nsengimana, Minister of Youth and ICT, Republic of Rwanda on connecting youth to technology in Rwanda.


H.E. Rhoda Peace Tumusiime, Commissioner of Rural Economy and Agriculture, African Union Commission on why policies must address youth unemployment in Africa.


Dr. Segenet Kelemu, Director General, International Centre of Insect Physiology and Ecology (icipe) discusses climate change and technology.


Rita Kimani, Co-founder and CEO, FarmDrive talks about how her business is helping farmers access credit from financial institutions.


Laetitia Mukungu, Founder, Africa Rabbit Centre, talks about why it’s important that young people are ready to meet new opportunities.


Andrew Youn, Senior Partner, Executive Director, Co-founder, One Acre Fund talks about One Acre’s unique approach to financing small scale farmers.


Wanjiru Kamau-Rutenberg on why inclusion, particularly of women, is important to transforming agriculture in Africa.


Brian Bosire, Founder of UjuziKilimo talks about how his technology company is helping smallholder farmers increase their yields.


Janet Maro, Founder of Sustainable Agriculture Tanzania talks about the importance of implementing climate smart farming practices.


Tonya Reid
Young Africa Works 2015

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