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Bayers Youth Ag Summit For Next Generation Of Agricultural Change-Makers

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Bayers Youth Ag Summit For Next Generation Of Agricultural Change-Makers

The Youth Ag Summit is a unique opportunity to connect and empower the next generation of agricultural change-makers.

Today, our planet faces the challenge of using fewer natural resources while feeding a growing population — predicted to reach almost 10 billion by 2050. The day-to-day realities of farming, agricultural production, and food consumption call for new kinds of innovation. Innovations that can transform today’s challenges into tomorrow’s breakthroughs.

We believe that, as the agricultural leaders of tomorrow, young people should be at the forefront of these efforts. The Youth Ag Summit is their platform.

A platform for change

The Youth Ag Summit is a unique opportunity to connect and empower the next generation of agricultural change-makers. Every two years, we bring together 100 global young leaders for networking, debates, skills training, and project development. The end goal? To equip them to take concrete action on one of humanity’s most pressing problems: how to feed a hungry planet while using fewer natural resources. The first Youth Ag Summit took place in Calgary, Canada, in 2013, followed by Canberra, Australia, in 2015, Brussels, Belgium, in 2017, and Brasilia, Brazil, in 2019.

The Youth Ag Summit’s efforts are aligned with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which were adopted by the United Nations in 2015 with the hope of ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity for all. The SDGs aim to achieve Zero Hunger and end all forms of malnutrition by 2030.

Requirementes:

  • The Youth Ag Summit is open to applications from young people aged 18-25, who are passionate about agriculture, food security, environmental stewardship, world hunger, biotechnology, farming, or animal husbandry.
  • Applicants are not required to be farmers – previous delegates have included lawyers, doctors, teachers, and business management students.

Where:

The Youth Ag Summit (YAS) takes place every two years. YAS 2021 will take place digitally on November 16-17 followed by a ten-week virtual incubator called “YAS University” from January to March in 2022.

“YAS University” is an entrepreneurship support program developed in partnership with the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (UN SDSN). This ten-week incubator is aimed at developing project ideas through key insights and capacity building.

Application Procedure:

  • Applicants need to submit an application through the application portal, consisting of (1) an application form where you answer several questions on your experience and motivation, and (2) a 3-minute video pitch where you explain your specific project idea on “how to feed a hungry planet.”
  • We do not accept handwritten applications. All applications need to be submitted in English. You will find more information and directions in our Application Guidelines.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Youth Ag Summit 2021

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DOT Kenya Daring To Shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program For Young Kenyans.

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DOT Kenya Daring To Shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program For Young Kenyans.

DOT Kenya seeks to engage  30 young vibrant leaders from different parts of the country, who are passionate about entrepreneurship and community impact, to be part of our Daring to shift: Social Entrepreneurship program for a period of 12 months beginning July 1, 2021.

DOT Kenya’s Daring to Shift program is designed to embody DOT’s youth led  mission through incorporating youth voices and building the leadership capacity of outstanding youth within the DOT network and from communities that DOT Kenya  works. The D2S Social Innovators program will provide strategic and specialist  advice to upcoming Social Entrepreneurs and help them to establish impactful businesses  within their communities.

Objective

The D2S Social innovators program will provide entrepreneurial training to over 90  young men and women across Kenya in a period of 3 years. Every year, the program  will seek to support 30 young people to start and launch impactful enterprises within their communities.

Qualifications and Required Skills

The aspiring Social Innovator is expected to have the following qualifications:

Minimum requirement 

  • Be a Woman aged between 19-35 Years Old
  • From the following regions: Nairobi and its environs, Central, Western Kenya and Kisumu, Rift Valley and Coastal Region
  • MUST have a BUSINESS IDEA that can impact the community
  • Availability for the next one year

Necessary

  • Be self-motivated,
  • Team-oriented, possess a positive attitude and works well with others;
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, speak local language proficiently or with full fluency;
  • Ability to work efficiently and promptly with team members and stakeholders
  • Comfort with  using  email email/GoogleHangout/ Skype/ SMS/instant messaging as a primary means of communication is a must –
  • Good computer skills, including knowledge of Word and Excel.
  • Have access to a smartphone or a computer.

Benefits

  • Access to Entrepreneurial training from ideation to launch
  • Acceleration Program
  • Business Coaching
  • Seed funding

Interested candidates can apply by filling the form provided.

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DOT Kenya Daring to shift: Social Entrepreneurship Program 2021

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