Biographies des panélistes et des agripreneurs

Agripreneurs Debate

  • Awa CABA, co-founder and CEO of SOORETUL, a digital start-up that enables women in agriculture to have access to the market and sell their products
  • Dimakatso Sekhoto, co-founder of GrowthShoot, which focuses on empowering youth in agriculture
  • Sam Turyatunga, founder and CEO of Tursam Investments Ltd, a fruit juice processing company
  • Zacchaeus Isuwa Baggi, launching a production and aggregation of Sorghum grains venture

Experience of African Youth Agripreneurs

  • Gael Murara, founder of GroceWheels, the first online grocery delivery service in Rwanda
  • Joyce Kyalema, founder and CEO of JOSMAK International (U) Ltd, a 2013 SEED Africa Award Winner
  • Noel Mulinganya, young agripreneurs coordinator

Innovative Finance

  • Godfrey Mwindaare, West Africa Director of Acumen Fund Inc.
  • Ténemba Anna Samaké, coordinator of Mobile Business Clinic Africa
  • Samuel Mathey, “serial entrepreneur”, President and Founder of AFFEED (African Foundation for Entrepreneurship and Economic Development), an NGO that advocates the concept of ‘Zero Capital Entrepreneurs’
  • Michael Sudarkasa, CEO of Africa Business Group, focusing on agriculture and renewable energy projects
  • Somachi Chris-Asoluka, Head of Policy and External Relations for the Tony Elumelu Foundation

Opening Ceremony

  • Ken Lohento, ICT in agriculture and youth entrepreneurship projects coordinator for CTA

Opportunities in African Agribiz

  • Elly Siakasasa Mwale, CEO of Glymo Enterprises and CEO of FutureSeeds Zambia LTD
  • Toni Mpoy, Regional Grants & Internship Manager, on the USAID funded Africa Lead project: Feed the Future’s primary capacity building program in sub Saharan Africa

Unique perspectives

Vision for a new Africa

  • Ayo Sotinrin, Founder and Managing partner at SAO CAPITAL, an investment & Advisory firm focused on Investments in Agriculture, Renewable Energy and Technology
  • Lilian Uwintwali, Founder and Chief Executive Officer of M-AHWIII Ltd
  • Parmesh Shah, Global Lead for Rural Livelihoods and Agricultural Jobs, Agriculture Global Practice, The World Bank

Citation

« “ENABLE Youth” (dont l’acronyme anglais signifie Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment for Youth) est un programme dédié aux jeunes Africains , de 18 à 35 ans, désireux de créer leur entreprise dans le secteur agricole. Il entend promouvoir, valoriser et moderniser l’entreprenariat agricole en Afrique. » – Akinwumi Adesina, Président de la BAD

Contact: Edson Mpyisi

Médias: Chawki Chahed


Lieu de la conférence

Centre de conférence de l’IITA, Ibadan, Nigéria