What: CYC Youth Entrepreneurs Support

When: 07–29 August, 2020

Where: Online

The Youth Entrepreneurs Support (YES) initiative by Africa and Europe Committee of the Commonwealth Youth Council (CYC) is seeking to support young entrepreneurs across the two continents.

Activities span from data collection to understanding challenges, webinar series, discussion with experts, boot camp, skill-building sessions and advocacy strategies.

The Covid-19 pandemic, which has placed the world in a disposition of unprecedented economic shock, has largely affected the economic security of young people.

Small and medium enterprises (SMEs), youth innovative entrepreneurship and businesses, which are the areas that contribute to the stability of the economic security of young people, are the sectors negatively impacted by the pandemic. Interestingly, this is only an amplification of already prevailing situations of poor social security, reduced funding, capital generation and increasing unemployment before the pandemic.

Nevertheless, there are inspiring stories of young entrepreneurs innovating to support their communities and families, driving their businesses forward despite the pandemic. While this is a crisis situation, it can also be seen as a window of opportunity to promote innovation, ensure sustained business strategies, strengthen the resilience of youth enterprises and improve partnerships.

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Photo source: CYC

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