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Young Africa Works-IITA Project to Benefit 40,000 Young Nigerians

Mastercard Foundation's Young Africa Works program, in Nigeria, aims to see 10 million young people, most of them women, in dignified work opportunities by 2030. In line with this strategy, the collaboration between Young Africa Works and the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) based in Nigeria is designed to advance agribusiness opportunities to over 40,000 Nigerian young women and men with a special focus on skills development, decent employment, and entrepreneurship opportunities to secure work in agri-food value chains for the next five years. Read more

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“We are excited to see how our Young Africa Works partnership with IITA will make the agricultural sector more attractive to young people, particularly women by providing skills training in the agriculture value chain for employment and entrepreneurship opportunities" - Chidinma Lawanson, Country Head for Nigeria, Mastercard Foundation

"By creating career opportunities and youth-led enterprises, we are planting a seed of change for the next generation. It is in this line that the Young Africa Works-IITA project was developed by the youth, for the youth, and with the youth” - Aline Mugisho, Executive Manager, Young Africa Works-IITA project.


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