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Thursday, 20 February 2014 07:52

The 40 Chances Fellows program

The 40 Chances Fellows program will fund four 40 Chances Fellows with the most innovative social enterprise plans that use strategies built on the principles of 40 Chances: Finding Hope in a Hungry World.  These social enterprises must seek to address issues of hunger, conflict, or poverty and may be established in any one of the following four countries where the Africa Governance Initiative has a strong presence: Rwanda, Liberia, Sierra Leone, or Malawi.

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A team of 30 Social Media Fellows aged between 18 and 29 years would be selected for WCY- comprising of young bloggers and social media activists (20 fellows from around the world and 10 fellows from Sri Lanka).

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Wednesday, 05 February 2014 20:12

Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition

The Youth Citizen Entrepreneurship Competition is an exciting new opportunity to develop your innovative ideas and projects to create positive change in your community and the world. With support and feedback from peers around the world, you can turn your passion for a better world into reality.

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Sub-Saharan Africa has the world’s fastest growing population and also the youngest. This is a huge opportunity for West Africa as young people bring energy, vivacity, and innovation into the work force and can consequently have a transformative impact on economic growth and social development. The agricultural sector plays a key role in the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) and represents up to 35% of the region’s Gross Domestic Product.  It is currently the employer of most of West Africans with 60% of the active population engaged in this sector.

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25 participants, representing young farmer groups, regional and international organisations working with young farmers, youth ICT innovators/developers and entrepreneurs took part in a workshop entitled "Supporting Youth ICT-based Entrepreneurship and Innovations in Agriculture" , organised by CTA in the framework of the ARDYIS project on 19-22 November 2013 in Arnhem, the Netherlands.

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Thursday, 19 December 2013 13:51

Submit your blog now for the YoBloCo Awards!

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation ACP-EU (CTA) and its partners are pleased to announce that submission for the 2nd Edition of the YoBloCo Awards is now open! Launched in October 2013 at the Caribbean Week of agriculture in Guyana, the YoBloCo Awards have attracted the attention of many agriculture bloggers across ACP countries.

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Tuesday, 26 November 2013 11:41

ICT4AG closes with clear plans for the future

The Minister of Agriculture & Animal Resources (MINAGRI), Dr. Agnes Kalibata, during the closing of the ICT4AG Conference, committed herself to put the Yala Prize, worth $30,000, to a yearly ICT for Agriculture competition in a bid to encourage youth to come up with ICT-enabled solutions for agriculture.

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Young people are at the forefront when it comes to ICT innovation for agriculture. With substantial evidence that new ICTs, in particular the mobile communication, empower knowledge exchange and offer new tools that improve trade in the agricultural sector, there would seem to be unlimited opportunities for young entrepreneurs.

Read more on the CTA website.

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CTA, in collaboration with NYRC (Zambia), FAFOTRAJ (Malawi) and LULOTE-BMEP (Swaziland), is organising a regional training of trainers on web 2.0 for agri-marketing, in the framework of the Strengthening youth opportunities in agriculture and ICTs in Southern Africa (SOFIA) project, from 25-28 November 2013 in Lilongwe, Malawi.

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Sunday, 27 October 2013 12:44

Youth Session at the ICT4Ag conference!

The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation (CTA), in collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture and Animal Resources (MINAGRI) and other key partners is organising the International ICT4Ag conference in Kigali, Rwanda, from 4-8 November 2013.

During the conference, a youth session on "Capacity Development, Youth, and ICTs In Agriculture" will take place on 5th November.

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