Economic research shows that entrepreneurs provide valuable economic benefits to societies. Entrepreneurs spread innovation, create jobs, increase productivity growth and produce spillover effects that improve long -term regional employment growth. Fostering youth leadership and entrepreneurship skills is an essential investment to meet the increasingly advanced needs of the expanding African economies, to reduce youth unemployment and underemployment and to foster innovation.
YELEAP youth entrepreneurship and leadership programmes share four main elements, namely : .
To become a key resource centre for research in entrepreneurship, policy level interventions, curriculum design, resource material and human resource development. .
Faculty Development Programme in Entrepreneurship: For those who want to teach entrepreneurship in schools and colleges Development of text books and teaching material Research and dissemination of findings for policy formulation .
• Supporting faculty at academic institutions that seek to incorporate aspects of commercial engagement into their research work with the ultimate goal of accelerating the actual implementation of their research in order to advance the well-being of the general population.
• Building unique learning programs, developing e-learning software and apps, or even getting involved in the gamification of learning a particular content area.
• Infusing education with elements of entrepreneurship
• Taking on the responsibility of creating a more environmentally sustainable and socially impactful society by using their classrooms to unleash the inner-entrepreneur within learners.
• Creating a better world by connecting the unique perspective of the entrepreneur with the ubiquitous platform of education.
• Building new education organizations and businesses, developing the latest edtech tools, running new schools, and giving keynote speeches around the world. .