Proposal for the
National Youth Entrepreneurship Summit
Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship for Sustainable development
November 17th – 23rd, 2008
The Youth Employment Summit was held at the Bibliotheca Alexandria from the 7th to 14th of September, 2002, launching a decade long of action to create at least 500 million jobs for young people globally. Currently, there are more than one billion youth (18-24 years) in the world, and by the year 2010 an additional 700 million in developing nations alone will enter the labour market.
The Youth Employment Summit 2002 during its various plenary sessions, discussion and declarations examined the challenges of the various socio-economic inadequacies plaguing the society and the challenges to young people who have the energy, power, and ability to be positive forces in their communities and in the world. Amidst other things, the summit served as a promotional platform for inter-generational dialogue, participation and decision-making for youth entrepreneurship and other global issues such as poverty, environmental degradation, violence and terrorism, hunger, HIV/AIDS and the rest.
At present, the National Youth policy in Nigeria defines the youth from the age of 14-30 with an extension of up to 35 years. This categorization represents up to 60% of the entire population of the country.
For young people, unemployment at the beginning of their working life can lead to serious problems. Lack of employment lowers both household income and blocks the crucial development of skills that comes from work-experience and on the job training. And there is a connection between joblessness, crime, drug abuse, and vandalism. He levels of Youth Unemployment are also seen as leading to alienation and to social unrest and conflict. Therefore, the convocation of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Summit will serve the main function of evaluating, analyzing and development of specific socio-economic policies that will reflect on the national education curriculum, entrepreneurship, empowerment, work-initiatives and programmes.
The goal of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Summit is to launch a decade campaign based on the Action plan so that an additional 5 million young adults, especially youth facing poverty, will have productive and sustainable livelihoods by the year 2020. It will be a forum where innovative policies, practices and ideas will be shared. Also, the summit will be an opportunity of getting organized, solidifying partnerships, seeking media attention and alignments, creating public awareness, and placing the burning issues of youth unemployment and poverty on the national agenda.
The summit will include a state conference (for commissioners and government functionaries), innovation in the market place, Good practices awards, workshops, and skill development courses. Ground breaking virtual activities will take place that will make this a truly participatory national event.
The Vision Statement of National Youth Entrepreneurship Summit:
Is to initiate a platform for youth and diverse stakeholders to come together in the spirit of partnership and collaboration as part of the implementation of the National Strategy for Youth Employment to secure productive and sustainable opportunities for all the young people in the several communities.
Mission Statement of the National Youth Entrepreneurship Summit:
Create sustainable and productive livelihoods for 1 million young people by the year 2020, with emphasis using locally available resources to institute partnership, policy change in favour of youth participation and adoption of technologies that fosters economic and social development.
The National Youth Entrepreneurship Summit will discuss the concept of Youth Entrepreneurship campaign and the national strategy implementation. The summit, which is slated for 17th-23rd November 2008 will feature basically on the following sub themes.
Activities at the National Youth Entrepreneurship Summit 2008 will include:
National Summit will provide amazing opportunity to:
The various levels of participation are follows:-
· Six youth delegates for each state of the federation; two from every senatorial district;
· Self-sponsored youth delegates/NGOs
· Commissioners for Youth Employment, Labour and Productivity for each state;
· State coordinators of the National Poverty Eradication programmes (NAPEP)
Public and private sector, established role models in various sectors, the trade union and labour experts, youth leaders and workers, advocates of gender empowerment and rural development members of the State House of Assembly and the National Assembly politicians and the host of others.
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