Agriculture

11 young Agripreneurs across Africa pitched for the inaugural GoGettaz agripreneur prize

Recognizing the need to make the agricultural sector attractive for the Youth, Generation Africa organized an agripreneur challenge for young people from across the African continent. The challenge brought together eleven young agriculture entrepreneurs who pitched their ideas to a high profiled audience. Unemployment is a prodigious issue in Africa, mostly among the youth in the various academic fields. However, Africa is one of the … Continue reading 11 young Agripreneurs across Africa pitched for the inaugural GoGettaz agripreneur prize

Young talents showcase African art themes

The exhibition came out in the fusion of various art forms exhibited, including Rap, Acapella, Spoken Word, Fashion, Live band music, and dance. The latest edition of the Club Evoke Night sparked youth to think about weaving African culture in the modern lifestyle that is so influenced by western cultures. Dubbed ‘Evoke African Rebellion’, the event happening at The Square in Industrial area, Kampala on … Continue reading Young talents showcase African art themes

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Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund

Date of agreement: The Agriculture Fast Track Fund was approved by the AfDB Board of Directors on May 8, 2013 and launched on May 9, 2013. The Multi-Donor Trust Fund will be effective in July 2013 (est.). Current volume of the fund: US $23 million Financial contributors: USA and Sweden   Background and Objectives The Agriculture Fast Track Fund (“AFT”) builds on previous G8 and G20 commitments … Continue reading Agriculture Fast Track (AFT) Fund

Fashion

SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize

Launched in November 2013, the LVMH Prize was created by the French luxury conglomerate to celebrate young fashion designers from around the world and help them propel their career. This year, the prize was awarded to a young South African designer from Johannesburg.  Thebe Magugu had had a busy year: after he won the 2019 International Fashion Showcase, he was announced as one of the … Continue reading SA fashion designer Thebe Magugu wins LVMH Prize

World

UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation

On the sidelines of the seventh Tokyo International Conference on Africa Development (TICAD7) held in Yokohama Aug.28-30, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) explored opportunities to further promote African innovations. The event, which was attended by representatives of the public and private sector, international organizations and academia discussed among others renewable energy mini-grid systems, … Continue reading UNIDO and Japan to power African innovation

Art

Why being an African artist is so important today

African art is having a vogue moment. People are very interested in it, but there’s still a sense of Africa and African art as something of an exotic “other” that sits on the periphery and not really at the center of dialogues and debate. However, it’s more important than ever to assert the position of Africa as a place that has something significant to say.Naomi … Continue reading Why being an African artist is so important today

Africa’s first-generation entrepreneurs struggle to succeed

In 2014, CNN published a list of 10 countries with the highest percentage of adults who were either starting a business or had run it for less than three and a half years. Five of these top countries were in Africa. In fact, they were six in number with Nigeria and Zambia tying in the same position and being counted as one. This is great … Continue reading Africa’s first-generation entrepreneurs struggle to succeed