Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) Youth Entrepreneurs Support (YES) Initiative 2020 for Young Leaders

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Aplications are now open for the 2020 Youth Entrepreneurs Support (YES) initiative by the Africa and Europe Committee of the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC).

Application Deadline: Ongoing

Eligible Countries: African & European countries

To Be Taken at (country): Online (Zoom Platform): Selected participants will receive a link to join.

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About the Award: The Youth Entrepreneurs Support (YES) initiative by the Africa and Europe Committee of the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) seeks to support Youth entrepreneurs in both regions and to stimulate youth businesses to strategise resiliently for stability and recovery. Activities span from data collection to understanding challenges, webinar series, discussion with experts, boot camp, skill-building sessions and advocacy strategies.

We seek to:

  1. Produce a regional study of challenges faced by Youth businesses and document good practices cum solutions to support Youth Businesses recover and mitigate future challenges.
  2. Conduct Webinars and Boot camp aimed at building capacities and equipping business owners with skills.
  3. Support youth business recovery and advocate for Youth Enterprise funds.

Type: Conference, Entrepreneurship

Eligibility: Youth entrepreneurs in African & European countries

Selection: This is a closed event; only selected persons will be contacted.

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: Our webinar series and boot camp will:

  1. Explore key issues relating to Youth businesses.
  2. Build the capacity of Youth Entrepreneurs and Innovators.
  3. Provide a platform where business owners can network with themselves and experts.
  4. Encourage sharing and learning of best practices.
  5. Facilitate acquisition of skills geared towards finding solutions to challenges.

Duration of Programme: This will be held from the 7th August 2020 – 29th August 2020.


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