In 2016, the East African Institute of the Aga Khan University produced some of the most authoritative research on youth values, attitudes, concerns and aspirations in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Rwanda. The results were clear: unemployment is the single most pressing issue affecting youth. To address unemployment in Tanzania, the Aga Khan Foundation has launched a sh.7.2bn agro-business project to generate 5,000 jobs in Lindi and Mtwara. Through the Scale program, the two agencies will facilitate dialogue and collaboration to support youth entrepreneurship in the region. The Scale Tanzania forum will feature:
• The stories of three local youth social entrepreneurs including Fahad Awadah, CEO of YYTZ Agro-Processing.
• Interactive panel discussions addressing the opportunities and barriers to youth entrepreneurship in Tanzania, including financial inclusion for start-ups and incentivizing innovation to scale small businesses.
• Exhibitors and networking with stakeholders supporting youth entrepreneurship in Tanzania.
• A Facebook Live session on key lessons for youth entrepreneurs.
CSI will host the Scale Tanzania forum focused on incentivising youth innovation under the theme: ‘youth entrepreneurship for social impact’. CSI’s Scale program aims to support youth entrepreneurship and employment across East Africa. This will
be the second in a series of forums across the region (Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya and Rwanda) that will end with a regional summit in 2018.
Follow the conversation on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag: #ScaleTalksTZ.
The event is invited only to members who have been approved by CSI