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Training and supporting young women and men to become change makers, peace leaders, economic and social entrepreneurs in their communities.

Training and supporting young women and men to become change makers, peace leaders, economic and social entrepreneurs in their communities.

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Hi Godfrey,
Your ideas are really to the point. I very much agree on the conclusion of your impact assessment, where you write that social entrepreneurs in Uganda, East Africa (and beyond!) need not just money, but also capacity-building and networking. We have similar approaches for the youth peacemaker network (@ypn). Our idea is to provide holistic trainings (concflict resolution, ICTs, business skills) to a core group of Young women and men whom we subsequently support for the development of businesses. These business employ and train Young people - this Learning component is essential because the idea is the experience we create has lasting impact beyond our intervention.
I wish you good luck

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Caroline commented on OPPORTUNIGEE– Refugees creating their own opportunities!

well done
It is so important to nurture creativity in the camps: people's creativity should not be on pause just because they happen to be in a refugee camp.
I wish you will be successfull - and that we will all take lessons from what you will have learnt

Great idea Deborah
As you noted, it is very important to include the communities: the business cannot develop if they do not make sense for the community.

good luck