Friday, July 13, 2012


The Youth Entrepreneurship Facility (YEF) enables African Youth to turn their energy and ideas into business opportunities to increase their income and create decent work for themselves and others. It is an initiative by the Africa Commission, implemented by the Youth Employment Network (YEN), and the International Labour Organization (ILO).

The Facility’s mission is to contribute to job creation in East Africa through youth entrepreneurship development. The five components aim to...

  • foster a culture of entrepreneurship among young people
  • introduce entrepreneurship education in schools
  • ensure that potential and existing young entrepreneurs have access to business development services and finance
  • provide opportunities for youth to actively engage in employment generating projects through a youth-to-youth fund 
  • promote evidence-based advocacy to better understand what works in youth entrepreneurship development.
So, it´s a good opportunity for local youth-led organizations to actively participate in the development of youth entrepreneurship in their communities.  It supports small-scale youth entrepreneurship development projects implemented by youth-led organizations. More information.

Source: ILO

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