Uwezo Fund Kenyan youth vibe
From a Kenyan perspective finances ( access to financial capital) is the key lacking element to jump start the entrepreneurship stalemate. How ever money attracts and it might pull in very well organised spenders who are not neccesarily pro enterprise. So in a set of requirements for access of the funds a risk mitigation structure has been put in place. How do we ensure inclusive access to the funds to the "in need of finance" group sets (youth) beyond RISK mitigation (bottle neck)?
More than 80% of the youth in kenya are employed in agricultural related enterprises and processes, however the infrastucture gap places the "knowlegable minds" (education levelwise) in urban setting mostly in Nairobi, Mombasa, Nakuru.and other small town centers . 75 percent of the Kenyan population is rural, and the eductation instutions and "formal" employment entities are clustered in urban centers attracting a large chunk of this young fellows to a hopful employment prospect in these centers. This creates a youth bulge and lower their employment probabilities as employers have a lager pool to vet againist the existing low creation rates of employment options.
Available technologies that can boost enterprises
3d- printer at one of the innovation labs in Nairobi
Hand held maize shellers for BOP farmer in western kenya
Existing Cultural pressure is for an office job as opposed to a self starting approach. How do we help the young people develop the creative confidence to put the skills they already have (aquired) to work ( own enterprises) ?