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March 2017 issue
Special Young Africa Works Summit 2017
Wondering what transpired at the Young Africa Works Summit in Kigali? We bring you a snapshot of the Summit outcomes as well as the outcomes of the YPARD pre Summit workshop and mentoring programs.
Clarisse Murekatete, a youth delegate at the Young Africa Works Summit, shares her story as the one of the founders of a youth-led company, CARL Group, in Rwanda.
Jean Bosco Nzeyimana, a youth delegate at the Young Africa Works Summit, shares his story as the founder of Habona Ltd. a company that collects organic waste and turns it into products like briquettes, biogas, and organic fertilizers.
YPARD all around the world
End of February marked the departure of Marina Cherbonnier, the former YPARD Communications and knowledge manager. Here is a compilation of goodbye wishes from the YPARD community.
We are delighted to welcome our very first YPARD Germany Country representative: Johannes Dreer.
Fusing arts and agriculture? YPARD Philippines brings us a sneak peek story on their upcoming AGRA musical that airs on March 14th and 15th with approximately 16 songs.
YPARD Kenya shares the recent development on the nationwide first youth in agribusiness strategy that aims at providing opportunities for the youth in Kenya to benefit from the different agribusiness enterprises along the various agricultural commodity value chains.
Keron Bascombe, the YPARD Trinidad and Tobago representative, shares his experience as the local youth representative at the recent Global Forum on Agricultural Research steering committee.
The YPARD Nigeria 2017 momentum is on. Here is a report of their first key activity for the year - beekeeping sensitization programme and training for youth in the South-East region of the country.
YPARD Nepal takes us through the "behind the scenes" for their biggest event in 2016: Storytelling Contest for Young Agri-entrepreneurs. The contest aimed at showcasing the most innovative and motivating stories of youth enterprises.
An account of YPARD Cameroon participation at the 51st Annual Youth Day under the theme "Youth and challenges of building an exemplary, indivisible, strong and emerging nation”.
YPARD Mentoring Programs
The YPARD director makes a case for mentorship, youth and agriculture on the Chicago Council on Global Affairs blog series, A Food-Secure Future. The series seeks to explore the challenges that threaten global food security and the opportunities that exists to overcome hunger and malnutrition once and for all.
Emily Ongus, one of the YPARD mentees in the pilot face to face program, shares her story on how influential the mentorship program was in her career journey.
Nikki Chaudhary, one of the finalists for the GFAR-YPARD Young Agripreneurs Project, shares the latest exciting news on her project related to evaluating the suitability of the climate-resilient Gir breed cattle for dairy farming in India.
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