15th National Youth Week encourages Agripreneurship
27 April 2022
Launched on 20 April 2022, the National Youth Week's theme is ‘Promoting Youth Agripreneurship: An Avenue for Self-Employment and Work-Readiness'.
The United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Namibia Country Office has joined forces with the Ministry of Sport, Youth and National Service (MSYNS), National Youth Council of Namibia (NYC) and other partners to launch this year’s National Youth Week in Luderitz.
This National Youth Week encourages young people to take part in Namibian food systems through small- to medium-sized enterprises in the agriculture sector.
Sheila Roseau, UNFPA Namibia Representative, highlighted the need to invest in young people.
“Investing in young people is one of the smartest investments a country can make, and this investment is not only about future dividends it is about our present as well, as young people are powerful contributors to the strength and development of our societies,” she stated.
Activities set up for the week include a clean-up campaign, a tuck-shop set up in the informal settlement for two young people with disabilities and a value chain exhibition among others.