• Women and Youth Entrepreneurship in Africa: The impact of entrepreneurial education on development (13 June 2016)

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    High-level Meeting

    The event analysed the development of entrepreneurship in Africa, showcased concrete examples of “impactful” women and youth entrepreneurs on the continent, and encouraged the exchange of ideas on how enterprises with a strong social foundations can accelerate the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the African Union’s Agenda 2063. [Photo © Jiro Ose]

Africa in Transformation

  • Agenda 2063, The Future We Want for AfricaAgenda 2063 is a vision for Africa by Africans for "an integrated, prosperous and peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena."
  • Women and girls are driving the progress towards economic, environmental, socio-cultural, political, scientific and technological goals in Africa.
  • The Sixth Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD-VI) will be held from 27 to 28 August 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • On 22 April 2016, 175 parties signed the Paris Agreement. The Agreement is critical for Africa's efforts to mitigate climate change and adapt to the impact of climate variability.
  • Sustainable Development GoalsThe UN General Assembly reaffirmed its support to Africa in the new 2030 Agenda for sustainable development.