YALDA i-Boot Camp 2018

Promoting African Young Innovators

Overview

Sep 30
Oct 24 - Oct 28, 2018
Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa Foundation / Non-profit
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Angola, Benin, Botswana, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cabo Verde, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Congo, Congo, Democratic Republic of the, Côte d'Ivoire, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Senegal, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Tanzania, United Republic of, Togo, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Northern Africa
Agribusiness, Business services, Clean technology and energy, Utilities, Construction and manufacturing, Creative, media and entertainment, Education, Financial services, Healthcare, ICT, Leisure and travel, Retail and wholesale, Consumer durables, Consumer non-durables, Transport and logistics, Water, sanitation and hygiene, Automotive, Clothing and textiles production, Computer hardware, Electronics, Food production, Furniture

Brief i-Boot Camp Overview:

Today, the internet has not only become a necessity, but has become a window of opportunity for innovation, progress, and change. Currently, Africa has 167 million internet users, predominately youth, who are using the internet as a tool for growth, leading to a better future. As the number of internet users continues to grow astronomically, going digital will bring about benefits for youth, in particular, more access to education, health care, public services and more opportunities to start effective enterprises. At this year’s YALDA i-Boot Camp, youth will be able to propose innovative strategies beyond conventional approaches that take into consideration rapid digitisation for implementing their ideas.  They will leave with the tools and mindset that will enable them to build viable and sustainable enterprises across African borders thereby enhancing rapid digitization from the bottom-up and interconnectivity in Africa, ultimately contributing to the prosperity of our African continent!

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