African governments recognise the key role of information and communications technology (ICTs) in supporting social and economic development and how ICT will provide new job opportunities for youth.
The primary goal of this Project is to promote jobs for youth through entrepreneurship and innovation by leveraging ICT as an enabler of development (and from a gender approach) in East Africa, specifically in Sudan and Rwanda.
The Project aims to foster and strengthen entrepreneurship through incubation support and mentorship. At the same time, African Development Bank (AfDB) aims to partner with African universities to strengthen their capacity to incubate and grow young businesses. Through these efforts, a pipeline of youth-led scalable and sustainable start-ups will be developed, and which will leverage international best practices.
To achieve the Project objectives, the following key activities have been carried out to date: