Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-employment (YES) Forum 2018

The event aims to provide a platform for stakeholders involved in the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth and particularly in the area of youth entrepreneurship and self-employment to engage, share experiences, innovations, and opportunities for scaled action. The event will be held in Dakar, Senegal on 13-14 November 2018 during the Global Entrepreneurship Week. The event is jointly organized by the International Labour Organization (ILO), International Trade Centre (ITC), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). See agenda.

Entity

International Trade Centre (ITC)

United Nations system entity

Partners

  • International Labour Organization (ILO)
  • United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
  • United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
  • United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)
  • Agence Nationale pour la promotion de l\'emploi des jeunes (ANPEJ)
  • Jokkolabs
  • Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN)

Sustainable Development Goals & targets

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Entrepreneurship and self-employment provide economic opportunities for the world’s largest ever population of young women and men to create more and better jobs in the private sector. Unleashing the potential of young women and men as drivers of job creation and economic growth is not only desirable but critical for sustainable development. The event programme will cover three main themes: 1. Promoting an enabling policy and regulatory environment for youth entrepreneurship and self-employment; 2. Facilitating access to markets, networks, knowledge and skills for young entrepreneurs and youth in businesses; 3. Facilitating access to finance for young entrepreneurs and youth in businesses.

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