The Aga Khan Development Network agencies to run youth support initiative

Wednesday September 27 2017

Aga Khan Foundation in Tanzania Country

Aga Khan Foundation in Tanzania Country Director Abid Mallick addresses reporters in Dar es Salaam yesterday on participation of 150 young entrepreneurs to a Scale Forum’s programme to be held at Bun Hub in the City tomorrow. PHOTO | ERICKY BONIPHACE 

By John Namkwahe @johnteck3

Dar es Salaam. Over 150 young Tanzanian entrepreneurs are set to benefit from a forum run by Scale Forum under the theme “Youth Entrepreneurship for Social Impact”. The forum, scheduled to be held tomorrow at Bun Hub in the city, shall focus on supporting youth entrepreneurship in East Africa.

All this is possible thanks to the Aga Khan University and the Aga Khan Foundation’s East Africa Civil Society Initiative (CSI).

The forum results from research findings by the East African Institute of the Aga Khan University on youth values, attitudes, concerns and aspirations in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda and Tanzania in 2016.

The findings showed that unemployment is the single most pressing issue affecting most youth in the region.

Briefing journalists yesterday, Aga Khan Foundation in Tanzania’s Country Director Abid Mallick said the initiative aims at supporting young entrepreneurs and seeks to create employment opportunities to the youth across the East African region. He said, the event will also feature exhibitors and provide room for networking with stakeholders supporting youth entrepreneurship in Tanzania.