Cameroon: Youths drilled on entrepreneurial skills in Yaounde

By Ariane Foguem

17 young entrepreneurs are currently been drilled on entrepreneurial skills in a two-day workshop in Yaounde, at the end of which 3 will be selected to represent Cameroon at the 2019 pitch-up competition in Morocco.

70 at the beginning, only 17 managed to find their way into the net of the fortunate candidates to take part in the first part of the pitch-up entrepreneurship competition organized by Hub Africa, a platform that connects entrepreneurs with world investors, capitalists, and mentors.

The two-day workshop consists in reinforcing the entrepreneurial capacities of these young entrepreneurs in domains such as ability to convince, posture, presentation of project to name but these, so as to secure a win at the final pitch-up competition in Casablanca Morocco come June 2019.

The sectors from which the 17 projects were chosen are amongst others agriculture, finance, e-commerce and tracking.

Launching the competition in Cameroon, the Secretary General of the Ministry of small and medium size enterprises, Mme Marthe Chantal Mbajon representative of Minister Achille Bassilekin III, lauded the initiative that gives exposure to young African entrepreneurs.

The Pitch-up competition which is at its 7th edition will run under the theme, “Open innovation, a lever for African Small and Medium size enterprises.”

Source Journal du Cameroun

Cameroon: Youth Parliament opens in Yaounde

The 2019 edition of the Youth Partliament today opened in Yaounde as part of activities to mark the Youth Day which will be celebrated on February 11.

180 youths between 20 and 35 years drawn from the 58 divisions of the ten regions of Cameroon are meeting at the National Assembly in Ngoa Ekelle where they will be addressing ways of engaging youths for a better society.

This year’s event is holding under the theme “Development of Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment Opportunities”.

“The theme of this year’s edition of the Youth Parliament is a call for authorities to support the youths in their socioeconomic and professional insertion into the society,” the Minister of Youths and Civic Education Mounouna Foutsou said as he addressed the junior parliaments in the presence of Members of Government.

He also called on the young parliamentarians to seek ways to develop civic and responsible behaviours amongst their peers as well as help them understand the basic functioning of parliamentary institutions.

The 2019 Youth Parliament session is to offer to the youths the opportunity to corrective measure for the participation in the socio-political life and to the nation’s development in the specific domain of entrepreneurship and the opportunities thereof.

Source Journal du Cameroun