Investing in young entrepreneurs for Africa's development

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African governments need to promote entrepreneurship with targeted education policies.

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African governments need to promote entrepreneurship with targeted education policies to ensure young entrepreneurs are equipped with core skills and training to meet developmental challenges. Currently, countries in Africa are making great strides to harness entrepreneurial spirit in general: in Rwanda, the government is promoting ICT to entrepreneurs as a transformational tool for socio-economic development; the Central Bank of Nigeria is helping local small-scale entrepreneurs secure loans against movable assets; the small-scale business sector in Ghana is able to leverage its assets to obtain credit for growth; and after-school programmes in Senegal teach young participants how to use tools to create basic phone apps.

 

Entrepreneurship is the best way to grow African economies and employment. Some of the actions countries in Africa can take to enable aspiring entrepreneurs to succeed are: gearing the school curriculum towards entrepreneurship; adapting existing programmes for the youth; including young people with entrepreneurial flair into government programmes; and encouraging the corporate sector to nurture entrepreneurs within their companies to allow them to gain business experience. If given an environment to flourish in, young entrepreneurs can in turn create wealth, alleviate poverty and provide employment in Africa.

 

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African governments need to promote entrepreneurship with targeted education policies.

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African governments need to promote entrepreneurship with targeted education policies to ensure young entrepreneurs are equipped with core skills and training to meet developmental challenges. Currently, countries in Africa are making great strides to harness entrepreneurial spirit in general: in Rwanda, the government is promoting ICT to entrepreneurs as a transformational tool for socio-economic development; the Central Bank of Nigeria is helping local small-scale entrepreneurs secure loans against movable assets; the small-scale business sector in Ghana is able to leverage its assets to obtain credit for growth; and after-school programmes in Senegal teach young participants how to use tools to create basic phone apps.

 

Entrepreneurship is the best way to grow African economies and employment. Some of the actions countries in Africa can take to enable aspiring entrepreneurs to succeed are: gearing the school curriculum towards entrepreneurship; adapting existing programmes for the youth; including young people with entrepreneurial flair into government programmes; and encouraging the corporate sector to nurture entrepreneurs within their companies to allow them to gain business experience. If given an environment to flourish in, young entrepreneurs can in turn create wealth, alleviate poverty and provide employment in Africa.

 

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African governments need to promote entrepreneurship with targeted education policies to ensure young entrepreneurs are equipped with core skills and training to meet developmental challenges. Currently, countries in Africa are making great strides to harness entrepreneurial spirit in general: in Rwanda, the government is promoting ICT to entrepreneurs as a transformational tool for socio-economic development; the Central Bank of Nigeria is helping local small-scale entrepreneurs secure loans against movable assets; the small-scale business sector in Ghana is able to leverage its assets to obtain credit for growth; and after-school programmes in Senegal teach young participants how to use tools to create basic phone apps.

 

Entrepreneurship is the best way to grow African economies and employment. Some of the actions countries in Africa can take to enable aspiring entrepreneurs to succeed are: gearing the school curriculum towards entrepreneurship; adapting existing programmes for the youth; including young people with entrepreneurial flair into government programmes; and encouraging the corporate sector to nurture entrepreneurs within their companies to allow them to gain business experience. If given an environment to flourish in, young entrepreneurs can in turn create wealth, alleviate poverty and provide employment in Africa.

 

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