The National Youth in Agribusiness Forum will take place on Tuesday 27th November 2018 at Safari Park Hotel, Nairobi from 7.00 am- 7.00 pm. The theme for this year is “Investing in the Next Frontier in Agricultural Transformation” and aims to bring county, national, regional and international stakeholders working towards supporting the youth in the agri-food sector. The Forum is one of the components under the PAINT-Y platform.
PAINT – Y (Promoting Agribusiness Investment Network and Trade for Youth) is a platform that appreciates the numerous initiatives that exist towards supporting youth in agribusiness and it is this rich pool of information, knowledge, experiences and expertise that PAINT-Y brings it all together with the goal of transforming agriculture and food systems for Kenya and the region. PAINT-Y is designed on the proposition that if all stakeholders can link to each other at their point of convergence, share and learn from each other’s experiences then collectively we can contribute to creating a sustainable and effective ecosystem for youth to thrive in agribusiness and be the next frontier contributing to Africa’s agricultural transformation agenda. PAINT-Y aims to INSPIRE - CONNECT – COLLABORATE and is also uniquely putting the youth in the conversation rather than being the conversation.
The forum will have the following key components:
• Conference – It will be a blend of panel, plenary and side workshops. PAINT-Y aims to bring the youth to the conversation and this conference aims to have youth agripreneurs share their ambitions and ideas on how best to create an effective ecosystem for supporting youth in agribusiness. The conference will also provide an opportunity for stakeholders to share their experiences and models on how they are providing support to youth in agribusiness with the aim to inspire and explore areas of collaboration with other like-minded organizations and complimentary efforts by other stakeholders.
• Business to business meetings – The forum will provide an opportunity for agripreneurs to meet with business development service providers to discuss ways of engagement and support in order to grow their businesses; these will include opportunities for incubation, mentorship, coaching as well as those seeking access to finance and markets.
• Changemakers showcasing platform will provide an opportunity for youths to showcase their work and an exhibition for stakeholders that are also working with youth will be provided for an opportunity to interact with youth in agribusiness.
• Business networking cocktail at the end of the day will provide an opportunity for participants to interact and explore opportunities for collaborations in future.
Young agripreneurs will also have an opportunity to showcase their work. REGISTRATION is currently ongoing. Book your slot today!