Dialogue, Strategy, Action, Networking

BENIN-NIGERIA: Global Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of the innovators and job creators, who continue to launch start-ups that bring ideas to life, drive economic growth and expand human welfare. During the one week of each November, GEW inspires people everywhere through local, national and global activities designed to help them explore their potential as self-starters and innovators.

From Thursday 17th – Friday 18th November 2016, in celebration of the Global Entrepreneurship week, youths and stakeholders from diverse youth groups, civil society organizations, religious & traditional groups, political parties, socio-cultural groups, academic institutions, media, development partners, think-tanks and political activists will convene at a two-day Edo State Youth Multi Stakeholders Job Creation Summit 2016. The summit is organized by Smiles Africa International (SAI), Foare Helping Hand Foundation (FHHF), Global Entrepreneurs Network Nigeria Edo State (GEN), Edo Change Network (ECN), Youth Alliance on Constitution & Electoral Reform (YACORE) and National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) with support from Enterprise Development Centre. The conference is scheduled to hold at Youth House plot; 120 Akpakpava Street, Benn City Edo State.

This conference is conveyed in view of the critical need to provide a platform where youths and other stakeholders can interact and undertake a holistic review of the current increase in youth unemployment and Nigeria economy climate, define issues, classify challenges, identify opportunities, and develop collaborative frameworks for job creation and increased youth employment and engagement opportunities.

The event will feature professionally moderated plenary and syndicated sessions with carefully selected experienced resource persons from within and outside Nigeria.

Participants at the conference will identify challenges and opportunities for increasing youth participation in job creation and income generating strategy. In addition, the participants will develop a common roadmap and strategy for improving income generating opportunities and establish a collaborative information sharing and technical exchange platform on youth entrepreneurship development related issues among other things.

We wish to congratulate the Governor of Edo State His Excellency Mr. Godwin Obaseki on his successful swearing as the executive governor of Edo State and also to solicit his support for the successful hosting of the summit and the implementation of its outcome. We also wish to congratulate Barr. Osarodion Ogie, Secretary to Edo State Government on his appointment and thank him for his support towards the summit and its activities thus far.

To Join and participate in the summit, send your name, phone number. Email and location to 08068416344, 08135374336 08066302732


Comrade Purpose Osamwonyi ISerhienrhien

State Coordinator,

Global Entrepreneur Network, Nigeria

Executive Director

Smiles Africa International


Comrade Joy Ihimire


Global Entrepreneur Network, Nigeria

Executive Director

Foare Helping Hand Foundation


Comrade Innocent Ajaiyi


National Youth Council of Nigeria Edo State.

Plot 120 Akpakpava Street, Benin City

By Dotun Roy

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