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1,332 apply for the 2018 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs competition

At this second competition, selected young entrepreneurs will each receive a recognition award, a cash price award to grow their enterprises and an opportunity to market their enterprises innovativeness to a global audience at the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference slated for 22-26 October, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

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One of the  RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneur showcasing his innovation at the first competition in 2016: COURTESY PHOTO

The 2018 Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM) has received over 1,332 applications for the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs 2018 Competition(RUYAEC).

Applicants were from 46 countries; 42 in Africa and 4 from foreign continents.

The competitions are held with an aim of showcasing and promoting youth innovations in enterprise development and business incubation.

At this second competition, selected young entrepreneurs will each receive a recognition award, a cash price award to grow their enterprises and an opportunity to market their enterprises innovativeness to a global audience at the Sixth African Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference slated for 22-26 October, 2018 in Nairobi, Kenya.

The first competition which was organised in 2016, attracted a total of 756 applications from 38 countries. The ten (10) most competitive youth enterprises were awarded prizes during the Fifth Africa Higher Education Week and RUFORUM Biennial Conference that was held in Cape Town, South Africa.

RUFORUM and stakeholders in Agrictural and Higher Education sectors recognize  the transformative potential of entrepreneurship in addressing youth unemployment in Africa through empowerment and involvement of young people in enterprise development to stimulate economic growth.

You can download applications to the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition 2018  Press Release. Young Innovators 2018_

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