Entrepreneurship Initiative for African Youth

The power of diverse youth in transforming Africa’s 21st century economy
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"Our purpose: to promote youth entrepreneurship development in Nigeria and Africa at large; to provide diverse African young people with entrepreneurial learning opportunities; and to stimulate entrepreneurship development by engaging the youth from different ethnic, religious and social backgrounds to participate actively in transforming Africa's 21st century economy."
Action Areas
Number of Members
9
Region
Sub-Region
Western Africa
Location
Enugu, Nigeria
Joined URI Network

The Entrepreneurship Initiative for African Youth (EIFAY) is a youth-driven and youth-led non-governmental organization (NGO) currently operating from Enugu, Nigeria. Its objectives include: providing diverse African young people with entrepreneurial learning opportunities; organizing training, educational and mentoring programs on entrepreneurship and business development; and stimulating entrepreneurship development by engaging the youth from different ethnic, religious and social backgrounds to participate actively in transforming Africa’s 21st century economy and to mitigate poverty among young Africans. Entrepreneurship Initiative for African Youth conducts trainings, summits, conferences and other events on youth leadership and entrepreneurship development. They organize peace forums, sensitization and awareness education towards fostering inter-religious understanding, mutual economic cooperation and peaceful coexistence among young people in Nigeria. They engage as policy advocacies for youth development, employment generation and entrepreneurship in Nigeria and in Africa at large. They coordinate the African Young Entrepreneurs Network, which is a social media network of 10,000+ members who share various opportunities and information for diverse young entrepreneurs in Africa. The group also facilitates discussions and networking opportunities, and explores and promotes innovative and excellent youth ideas for economic transformation.

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