The Center of Ecological Intelligence, Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment,
University of Johannesburg (UJ) in collaboration with the National Youth Development
Agency (NYDA), City of Johannesburg, Charis Invest and Consult (Malawi), and the National
Youth Council of Malawi will be hosting a series of webinars the first of which will be
to explore the potential of youth-led eco-inclusive community based on agri-enterprise
development. The objectives are to explore creating employment opportunities among
the youth, stimulating local economies, addressing food and nutrition security and
being sensitive to the environment and leveraging on 4IR.

OVERVIEW- Southern Africa has the youngest population in the world, with 70% of the region being
under the age of 30. The youth are Africa’s biggest economic resource. Agriculture can play
an important role in providing employment to youth in southern Africa and the continent.

Peter Yakobe – CEO, National Youth Council of Malawi
Dumisani Mambiya – AgriJobs, Malawi
Machaka Mosehana – Centre for Entrepreneurship, University of Johannesburg
Cllr. Mbundu – Dept of Economic Development, City of Johannesburg, MMC Economic Development
McLeod Nkhoma – Centre for Agriculture Transformation (CAT)

DATE : 28 April 2022
TIME : 15:00 – 17:00 (SAST)


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April 28, 2022

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