Entrepreneurship

YouthMap Jeunes Agriculteurs: Participant Testimonials

Amina, Toffene, and Coly are just a few of the young people gaining agribusiness skills through enrollment in the Jeunes Agriculteurs (JA) initiative in Thiès, Senegal.

Aspiring Young Entrepreneurs Compete for Incubation Opportunities

Twenty-year-old Mais Atari, from Jenin, is co-founder of Fudfed, a new online psychosocial counseling service. Her new enterprise is one of four youth-run start-ups to win a...

Young Entrepreneur in Central Asia Turns Ideas into Profits

In this town where young people are struggling to find jobs, 17-year-old student took part in a two-week training on how to start a business.

Entrepreneurship for All: A New Approach to Youth Development

The hot new topic at global economic conferences that I've attended recently — including events at the Aspen Institute, Youth Business International, the World Economic Forum, and the Clinton Global Initiative — is the urgent need to expand...

Young Entrepreneurs Fill a Void for Youth Employment in India

As the conversations at this week’s Clinton Global Initiative annual meeting in New York focus on entrepreneurship training and support as a solution to youth unemployment, the International Youth Foundation (IYF), MasterCard, and the...

Young Entrepreneurs Initiative in India

Maya broke with expectations and went to school, and now she is a successful small business owner.Each year, as many as 12 million young people in India enter the labor market seeking jobs.

IYF Rolls Out Youth Entrepreneurship Training Across Africa & the Middle East

In August, four countries joined a growing list of nations where the innovative Build Your Business (BYB) initiative will begin to empower youth to enter the world of entrepreneurship. The International Youth Foundation (IYF) began...

A Young Entrepreneur in India Designs Her Own Future

Maya, age 23, had always dreamed of having a job and supporting her family after she completed her education. But she was forced to quit her studies early due to her parents’ financial hardships. Even though she had no experience in the job market, she got a job working at a cloth export company...

Dakar Conference Promotes Youth Opportunities in Africa

More than 200 government, business, civil society, and youth leaders from across Africa convened this past week to discuss evidence-based solutions to the youth unemployment crisis in Africa that has left 40 million young people without jobs and sparked growing concern and calls for action...

MasterCard & IYF Report Progress on Young Entrepreneurs

The International Youth Foundation (IYF), together with MasterCard Worldwide and the Community Collective Society for Integrated Development (CCFID), recently invited top corporate...