AfYEF Celebrates 3rd Anniversary with a Grand Virtual Commemoration Event


Ghana – June 21, 2024 – The AfCFTA Young Entrepreneurs Federation (AfYEF) proudly announces its 3rd Anniversary Commemoration, a significant milestone reflecting three years of innovation, entrepreneurship, and trade facilitation across Africa. The virtual event will be held on Saturday, June 22, 2024, from 10:00 AM to 1:30 PM GMT via Google Meet.

Event Details:

– Date: Saturday, June 22, 2024

– Time: 10:00 AM – 1:30 PM GMT

– Location: Virtual Event

– Google Meet Link: [Join Here](

The AfYEF, headquartered in Ghana, has expanded its footprint to over 40 African countries and the diaspora, significantly empowering young and women entrepreneurs by integrating them into the continental trade framework under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) ecosystem. This event marks a momentous occasion to celebrate the federation’s achievements and outline future plans for greater impact.

Program Highlights:

Moderators: Ms Sharmain and Ms OHeema

Opening Session:

– 10:00 AM – 10:10 AM – Opening Remarks and Welcome Address by the Vice President for Administration Mr. Fredrick Nonde Jr.

– 10:10 AM – 10:30 AM – Keynote Address on the Founding of AfYEF by AfYEF President Prince Siita Sofo Hissan

Year 1 Highlights:

– 10:30 AM – 10:35 AM – Presentation of Year 1 Highlights by Ghana’s Ms Getrude

– 10:35 AM – 11:00 AM – Panel Discussion: Building the Foundation with speakers:Dr. Abass Abdallah, Snr Advisor to the AfYEF President (AfYEF Ghana)Mr. Daniel Bello (AfYEF Nigeria)Mr. Kingston Mtonga (AfYEF Zambia)Mr. Xolani (AfYEF South Africa)Mr. John Kingsford Kyeremanteng (AfYEF China)

Year 2 Highlights:

– 11:00 AM – 11:10 AM – Review of Year 2 Initiatives by Kenya and the AfYEF Women Wing, led by 1st Vice President Ms. Maryben Omollo

– 11:10 AM – 11:35 AM – Special Presentation of Success Stories from new chapters in Uganda, Tanzania, Cameroon, Gambia, and Senegal

– AfYEF Uganda DNC: Mr. Jonathan

– AfYEF Tanzania NC: Ms Myluu Bulili

–  AfYEF Cameroon NC: Queen Pauline

– AfYEF Gambia : Ms. Zainab

– AfYEF Senegal: Mr. Sidi

– 11:35 AM – 11:45 AM – Innovation Showcase featuring groundbreaking ventures from Gambia and Senegal

Year 3 Highlights:

– 11:45 AM – 11:55 AM – Highlights of Year 3 by AfYEF Congo NC Mr. Soad Guillaume

– 11:55 AM – 12:35 PM – TRAQ’s Impact and Success Stories from Ethiopia, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zambia. Speakers include:

  – Chairman Pravin Maharaj and Ms. Geetha Maharaj with team (South Africa)

  – Ms. Mihiret Wubishet and team (Ethiopia)

  – Mr. Daniel Bello (Nigeria)

  – Ms. Aisata Guiro and team (Zambia)

– 12:35 PM – 12:50 PM – Presentation on AfCFTA and the Future of Entrepreneurship by Botswana’s Ms. Yvonne Mading, and bridging the gap between AfYEF and TRAQ by Mr. Xolani Mdoda

Award Ceremony:

– 12:50 PM – 1:05 PM – Award Ceremony to honor outstanding achievements, led by the AfYEF President Prince Siita Sofo Hissan

Networking Session:

– 1:05 PM – 1:20 PM – Networking Session: Connecting Entrepreneurs and Industry Professionals, led by Vice President for Administration Mr. Fredrick Nonde Jr.

Closing Session:

– 1:20 PM – 1:30 PM – Closing Remarks by Ms. Sharmain, accompanied by a song representing the diversity of TRAQ

Trade Queen Africa Project:

The event will also highlight the Trade Queen Africa (TRAQ) project, an initiative dedicated to empowering African women entrepreneurs in trade. TRAQ focuses on fostering innovation, providing capacity-building training, and facilitating access to markets for women-led businesses across the AfCFTA Ecosystem.

How to Register:

To participate in the 3rd Anniversary Commemoration, please register using the following link: [Register Here](

Contact Information:

For any inquiries, please contact:

– Email:,

– Phone: +260955859611

– Website:

– Trade Queen Africa: [TRAQ](

AfYEF is excited to celebrate three years of achievements and looks forward to a future of even greater impact. Join us as we continue to empower the next generation of African entrepreneurs.

Warm regards,

Continental Administration 

AfCFTA Young Entrepreneurs Federation (AfYEF)

For Media Inquiries:

Contact: Trust Muhau Mwendabai


Phone: +260 777342846

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