Giving African youth the chance to become “entrepreneurs of their own destiny”

Dakar, Yaoundé, Abidjan, Addis Ababa… the young people do not speak the same language, do not have the same culture, but share the same desire: to become entrepreneurs. This desire to create and empower themselves is widely ignored by both local decision-makers and external partners. Before being a quantitative policy, helping youth to become “entrepreneurs of their own destiny” requires an emphatic approach in order to give an understanding of their aspirations, constraints and contradictions. As things stand, it is less a matter of means than of new links whereby youth finally become the focus of concerns. This Africa of tomorrow does not need more but better.

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