CoP Youth Agripreneurship: Strategies to serve different youth groups

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July 10, 2023

09:30 AM - 11:00 AM


Event by Netherlands Food Partnership

The first learning session of the new CoP on Youth Agripreneurship will focus on strategies to effectively serve different youth groups. Members will exchange about their lessons, best practices and challenges in cases from their own practice, to help practitioners and policy makers to develop and implement more effective interventions.

Last year’s collaborative research project with INCLUDE and The Broker on inclusive youth agripreneurship in Africa, found that youth are too often regarded as a homogenous group, and the differing needs of entrepreneurial youth, subsistence farmers and youth that are (seeking) employment in agriculture remain unaddressed by common approaches. Please check the research report and policy brief to learn more. This highlights the relevance of appropriate targeting and tailor-made programmes for different youth groups. Therefore, a new CoP aims to shed light on strategies, approaches and initiatives that work best to serve different youth groups. 

For the up-coming learning session the programme is as follows:

  • Introduction to the CoP

  • Case presentations on strategies to serve different youth groups:
    • Jean Muthamia-Mwenda [SNV Global Lead Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship]: Using an integrated approach to effectively serve marginalized youth groups; lessons from adapting SNV’s YEE framework approach

    • Olivier Movandimwe - Programme Manager at Rwanda Youth in Agribusiness Forum - Strategies and tools to engage different groups throughout the programme from the perspective of a youth network

  • Interactive discussion on how to adapt your frameworks, guides and tools to the needs of different groups

Are you interested or involved in youth agripreneurship initiatives as a professional, policy maker or member of a youth network? Would you like to join an open learning conversation to improve your efforts? Then we welcome you as a participant in the learning sessions and a member of the CoP.

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Bente Meindertsma

Coalition Builder Netherlands Food Partnership

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