Inspiring African Youth Entrepreneurs, Leaders & Innovators
Lola Aleru, Global Minimum Inc.
Africa has one of the fastest growing populations of youth in the world. According to the UN, in 2015, 226 million youth aged 15-24 lived in Africa, with that number expected to more than double by 2055. The African economy is also growing rapidly, with 4.5% growth reached between 2000 and 2015. With the economy and population burgeoning in Africa, educational institutions are failing to create the mindset change and technical skills in youth to meet the growing business needs in Africa. During this session we will hear from leaders in education, government, NGO, and youth innovators themselves as they talk about the opportunities and challenges in building a generation of young African entrepreneurs, leaders and innovators who are solving local challenges that address global problems
African Youth Innovation Entrepreneurship Maker Education PBL
David Sengeh, Chief Innovation Officer, Sierra Leone, Co-Founder GMin Teresa Mbagaya, Principal Omidyar Network Leroy Mwasaru, Founder, Greenpact Hawa Yokie, Innovator, Founder, Catch Them Young David Coronado, Program Officer, The Lemelson Foundation
Panelist David Sengeh: https://qz.com/1285884/why-sierra-leone-appointed-a-31-year-old-mit-phd-as-its-first-chief-innovation-officer/ Teresa Mbagaya: https://medium.com/@Teresa.Mbagaya/edtech-in-africa-who-gets-it-right-e0f70f7af2cf Leroy Mwasaru: https://thisisafrica.me/20-year-old-kenyan-leroy-mwasaru/ Hawa Yokie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dm6x6C4S1SE Global Minimum Kelvin Doe, Inovate Salones first challenge winner: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XOLOLrUBRBY GMin student success stories: http://gmin.org/students-stories/ Africa Innovation http://disrupt-africa.com/2018/02/the-changing-face-of-african-innovation/ https://edition.cnn.com/2017/11/16/africa/gallery/africa-innovations-that-could-change-the-world/index.html