RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Applications 2022

The Regional Universities Forum for Capacity Building in Agriculture (RUFORUM), a consortium of 147 Universities in 38 African Countries, is pleased to announce the call for 2022 RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC). The overall purpose of the RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneurs Competition (RUYAEC) is to catalyse entrepreneurship through promotion of business innovation and provision of seed funding to young entrepreneurs with creative and innovative business ideas among Southern Africa youth. The call targets young entrepreneurs and incubates below 35 years of age to compete for 20 awards that show case their innovations, enterprises, business concepts and propositions.

This firth round of the RUFORUM Young Innovators Competition will be a regional competition and this particular call targets only Southern Africa countries. The awards will be made in Harare, Zimbabwe during the RUFORUM Annual General Meeting “AGM” slated for 12 to 16th December 2022. Eligible Countries: Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, and Zimbabwe.
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RUFORUM Young African Entrepreneur Competition (RUYAEC)

Africa is a continent of hope; its youth are at the centre of its renaissance and they are the fastest growing demographic with Africa’s population expected to more than double by 2050 to 2.4 billion. There are over 200 million Africans aged between 15 and 24 years making Africa the youngest continent on the globe and by 2040, Africa’s young workforce will be the largest in the world, surpassing that of both China and India.  Read More

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