African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) webinar series. Register now!

  • 09th November 2020
  • by secretary
Agrinatura News

Participate in the African Youth Agripreneur Forum (AYAF) presented by the Enable Youth program. Presented virtually as a three-part webinar series under the theme Driving Sustainable Nutrition and Gender Inclusivity in Africa’s Agri-Food Systems: Youth Agripreneurs Seize the Decade.


The second webinar will take place on Tuesday 10th November 2020, from 11.00 – 13.00 GMT (Abidjan time). Attached is the concept note and Webinar Brief with more details on these sessions.



The AYAF is a networking platform that seeks to bring together young agriculture entrepreneurs “agripreneurs,” agribusiness leaders, agribusiness investors, environmentalists, academia, development partners and government agencies to work on facilitating youth entrepreneurship along the agriculture value chain.


This year AYAF will be presented as a Webinar Series where agripreneurs will get to exchange with key stakeholders – policy makers, investors, business leaders, etc. – on overcoming the challenges to youth entrepreneurship in agriculture and the opportunities  to best  integrate better gender inclusiveness and nutrition solutions into their agribusinesses to eradicate poverty and unemployment, positioning Africa as a model for other continents.

This second session aims to identify options and strategies for incorporating nutrition into the agribusiness value chain to address poor nutrition, while providing and creating new opportunities for the economic and social empowerment of women and youth in the agricultural value chain and agribusiness space.


Welcome remarks

Mr. Tapera Muzira, Jobs for Youth in Africa Strategy   Coordinator,  AfDB


Ignite Talk

Mr. Thione Niang,  CEO & Founder, Jeuf Zone Farm


Panel discussion : Empowering Youth and Women in Agricultural Value Chains to Address Nutrition


Mr. Edson Mpyisi, Coordinator Enable Youth,  AfDB   




  • Elizabeth Gikebe , Founder and CEO of Mhogo Foods
  • Eleonore Kouakou, Specialist Women Economic Empowerment, UN Women
  • Jonas Chianu, Chief Agricultural Economist, African Development Bank
  • Boitshepo Giyose, Special Advisor to CEO AUDA-NEPAD,  Senior Nutrition Officer,  FAO
  • Ms. Siny Samba,  Cofounder and CEO, Le Lionceau


This event will be followed by another webinar session :


  • November 17th : Strategic Partnerships for Equity in Agriculture: Financing Women, Youth and Nutrition