AfYEF leads policy dialogue on youth entrepreneurship and private sector reforms and campaigns for the improvement of entrepreneurship climate for young people in Africa with special focus on AfCFTAApply for a Membership →
One of our primary aims is to build the capacity of young entrepreneurs across the continent on AfCFTA. And so, with our already established captains of the industry, we provide business mentorship and coaching to young entrepreneurs via conferences, workshops, breakfast meetings etc.Apply for a Membership →
AfYEF researches and lobby for business funding avenues such as crowdfunding, grants, debt funding etc. for young entrepreneurs. We profile young entrepreneurs to aid them access and secure available funds from private and public financial sources such as Angel Investors, Venture Capital, Equity Firms and government sources.Apply for a Membership →
We conduct research on a wide range of issues that have impact on the development of young enterprises as far as African Free Continent Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) is concerned. Our research scope ranges from effects of lending rates on business growth, cost of credit, to costs of factors of production such as utility rates, property rates, land, labor and constraints. Other areas of interest in our research works are on business climate, impact of funding on small businesses, impediments to business set up and competitive advantage of African young entrepreneurs and women, market availability for goods and services among others. The results are disseminated through publications and press releases to the media and directly to stakeholders in youth and women development within the continent.Apply for a Membership →
We are focused on networking and trade facilitation among our members. We will help those with good business prospects to scale up, get access to investors, markets and support them to grow with the right networks. We are focused on promoting exchanges between young entrepreneurs and women in the continent through our wide range networking events. We also do business match making to facilitate trade as AfCFTA envisage. We are linking up with Association for Small Scale Industries, Young Global Leaders Network, All- African Students Union (AASU), Nigeria Young Farmer Network, Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs, European Confederacy of Young Entrepreneurs, Defense Alliance of North Dakota and many more that align to our interest. This strategically position AfYEF as a pivot for foreign business partnership that inures to young entrepreneurs’ interest in Africa.Apply for a Membership →
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