About this event

Youth employment and hunger are two key issues that have been impacted by the economic crisis. This is particularly true for youth living in developing countries, representing 85% of the world youth. In an attempt to address these issues, the Global Youth Innovation Network, GYIN, has initiated its second Global Youth Summit called the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016).
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Sokhna Rokhaya MBODJ

YPARD

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Karim Sy

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Alban Olivry

African Traditional Medicine Expert

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Moses Abukari

International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD)

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Dr. Latif Mbengue

Enactus Senegal

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Zuwa Matondo

Gov-Enhance Africa

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Eva Sow Ebion

CTIC Dakar

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Samba Bathily

Akon Lighting Africa

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Kareem Michael Larcher

J.H. Larcher’s Electrics Ltd

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Faustine Wabwire

Bread for the World Institute

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Fabrice Carbonne

Action Contre la Faim

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Prof. Ibrahima Thioub

Assembly of the University Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar (UCAD)

Alou

Alassane Bineta SAMB

Phoenix West Africa Group

Guirassy

Moustapha Mamba Guirassy

IAM (Institut Africain de Management)

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Ken Lohento

CTA

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Ikuba John Ona

Royaldream Builders Initiative

Elisabetta Demartis

Elisabetta Demartis

Agritools

MOHAMEDIBRAHIM

Mohamed Ibrahim

SAFID

Patrick

Patrick Karnley

Leading Change Inc.

Ayodele

Ayodele Olorunfemi

Institute of Agribusiness Management

Mamadou Edrisa Njie

Mamadou Edrisa Njie

Global Youth Innovation Network Gambia chapter

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Yacouba Alfari Bonkano

YABE-production

Aissatou-Padane

Aissatou Padane

Alios Finance

Balami

Ibrahim Balami

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Darline Ntankeu Kenne

Creating Opportunities for Rural Youth (CORY) project

Bertino

Fété Bertin Dakouo

Fété Impact Development

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Aïssata Diakite

APVAE-AO

George Akibode Djodji

Georges Djodji Akibodé

AgriPro Focus

Alfred Godwin AdjabengYALESI

Alfred Godwin Adjabeng

Reach Out to Future Leaders Movement

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Nawsheen Hosenally

MEDIAPROD

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El Hadji Abou GUEYE

RENCJES

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Ken Lohento

CTA

Jennifer Hodbod

Jennifer Hodbod

Arizona State University

Adegoke Oke

Adegoke Oke

Arizona State University

TOM HUNSAKER

Tom Hunsaker

Arizona State University

MWalsh

Marcus Walsh

Exeleadmen

Bonkotshi

Marthe Bonkotshi Ikula

Service National de la Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo.

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Brian McCollow

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Carol Manetta

Carol Manetta

Arizona State University

Erick

Erick Makuala Ingemba Nsi

Fédération Nationale des Jeunes Entrepreneurs du Congo (FNJEC)

Sagagi

Prof. Murtala Sabo Sagagi

Bayero Business School

DrSoman

Dr P. Soman

Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd

Jeffrey Englin

Jeffrey Englin

Arizona State University

Charles Reeves

Charles Reeves

Thunderbird School of Global Management

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Iris Drower

Arizona State University

Kabasele

Joseph Kabasele Kabasele

Service National de la Présidence de la République Démocratique du Congo.

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Scott Bugental

Arizona State University

JOAN McGREGOR

Joan McGregor

Arizona State University

Helvecia

Helvecia Nfombi Takwe

World Vision for Education and Development (WVED) Cameroon

Pahini Pandya

Pahini Pandya

BelieveGreen

Alphaxard Gitau Ndung'u

Alphaxard Gitau Ndungu

AgriPro Focus

George Akibode Djodji

Georges Djodji Akibodé

AgriPro Focus

Julianna Gwiszcz

Julianna Gwiszcz

Arizona State University

Amina Mustapha

Amina Mustapha

Bayero University

BARBARA KLIMEK

Barbara Klimek

Arizona State University

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Program

  • 08:30 - 09:00

    Sign Up and Registration

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Opening Ceremony

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Coffee Break / Press Conference Hosted by the Ministry of Youth of Senegal

  • 10:30 - 11:15
    AbuGueye
    Bertino
    Guirassy

    Plenary Session: Youth Entrepreneurs and Employment Creation

    Speakers:
    AbuGueye

    El Hadji Abou GUEYE

    Bertino

    Fété Bertin Dakouo

    Guirassy

    Moustapha Mamba Guirassy

  • 11:15 - 12:45
    MWalsh

    Salon Flamboyant: Panel Discussion - Global Youth Business Incubator Web and Mobile Application - GYIN

    The next generation of young workers is facing a dangerous mix of high unemployment, increased inactivity and precarious work in developed countries, as well as persistently high working poverty in the developing world. GYBI is a knowledge and business incubator where youth meet investors and supporters to create youth jobs that provide living, learning, and meaning. GYBI is a three-step approach application to address youth unemployment and underemployment. The platform is a web and mobile application that: 1. Allows organizations and institutions to survey youth business development services to determine service gaps and knowledge products, 2. Provides youth with entrepreneurial training, mentorship, business development knowledge, and startup & scale up capital, 3) Offers investors and banks high impact investment opportunities with risk mitigation and guaranteed repayments. By capitalizing on this innovative idea and taking into account the wishes and desires of many young women and men, GYBI recognized the need to provide a continuous “space” through which youth entrepreneurs will be able to raise capital through investment or crowdfunding, get expert advice from a pool of industry experts, connect with liked-minded entrepreneurs, find world-class partners, and gain access to new technologies. Bringing together investors, supporters, and entrepreneurs on a transparent platform will create sustainable venture creation and provide social impact for our global community. Hosted by GYIN and Exeleadmen

    Speakers:
    MWalsh

    Marcus Walsh

  • 11:15 - 12:45

    Breakout Room 1: Workshop - Peace Corps Senegal Approach to Youth Employment

    Peace Corps’ primary goal is “to help the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women”. Peace Corps Senegal fulfills this goal through four programs: Health, Agriculture, Agroforestry, and Community Economic Development (CED). All programs, through cross-sectoral work have offered and continue to offer opportunities for capacity building, jobs and wealth creation in agribusiness and other economic sectors. This panel is an opportunity for Peace Corps to share its diverse experience in helping local communities, mainly the youth and women, effectively benefit from: • the economic opportunities offered by the wealth of natural resources in their localities, • the access to appropriate and affordable technologies, financial sources, • and support institutions and business network relations building. In this regard, the objective of the panel is to share replicable experiences in business training and entrepreneurship development for sustainable youth and women employment in agribusiness at the local level. From training to real business, the panel will offer the audience a logical flow that mirrors the work Peace Corps has been doing in supporting overall business development, with a particular focus on agribusiness. To inspire practitioners of business development and aspiring young entrepreneurs, presented cases will be drawn from real life experiences by volunteers that are the best positioned to talk about the processes and outcomes of the work they have done with the communities. In addition to the volunteer presentations, two beneficiaries of the Peace Corps Senegal business development services will share their experience and the impacts of their projects on youth and women employment and wealth creation. Because of its success and its potential for employment and income generation, a special focus will be given to one of the most important initiatives of Peace Corps Senegal, the Master Farmer program that will be presented by the Director of the Agriculture Program. Hosted by Peace Corps Senegal

  • 11:15 - 12:45
    Adegoke Oke
    Sagagi
    TOM HUNSAKER

    Breakout Room 2 (Sponsored by ASU): Academic Discussion - Scaling Up: Accelerating the Growth of your Business

    This session will start by presenting the key success factors of selected African businesses that have successfully accelerated and grown to become sustainable enterprises and make significant positive social impacts on their local communities. Participants will then be divided into small groups that will be facilitated by experts, to discuss and identify potential opportunities and threats to growing their individual businesses. The feedback session will be used to pull the discussions together, focusing on strategies for overcoming barriers, converting weaknesses to strengths, threats to opportunities and other strategies for scaling up both products/services to become sustainable enterprises. Hosted by Arizona State University and Bayero University

    Speakers:
    Adegoke Oke

    Adegoke Oke

    Sagagi

    Prof. Murtala Sabo Sagagi

    TOM HUNSAKER

    Tom Hunsaker

  • 12:45 - 01:45

    Lunch

  • 01:45 - 02:30
    Aissatou-Padane

    Plenary Session: Finance for Venture Creation

    Speakers:
    Aissatou-Padane

    Aissatou Padane

  • 02:30 - 04:00
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    Mamadou Edrisa Njie

    Salon Flamboyant: Cory Solutions Inter Country Evaluation

    This panel discussion will be a cross-country analysis between CORY’s National Implementation Partners from Benin, Cameroon, The Gambia, and Nigeria on the best practices and lessons learned from the first operational year of CORY. Given that the design of the CORY Project was inspired by GYIN’s own successes and failures, we will discuss the progress made thus far in reaching the ambitious goals set forth by the CORY Consortium and measuring/scaling impact of CORY along with related topics such as climate change and women’s empowerment. GYIN’s role in CORY Project is to advocate for more banks to provide appropriate financial services to rural youth, more industries to train their workforce for current and future market demands, more institutions to mainstream entrepreneurship and agribusiness, and nurture potential entrepreneurs, and more governments to encourage youth innovation and engagement. The CORY project is a great opportunity for the GYIN’s members and ambassadors. Through the CORY Project, the youth in GYIN can hope to learn and share how young women and men especially in rural areas can increasingly acquire new capacities and develop innovative solutions to transform themselves as Hunger Fighters, Job Creators, Innovators, and Change Agents. Panel Discussion Hosted by Cory Solutions

    Speakers:
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    Darline Ntankeu Kenne

    Mamadou Edrisa Njie

    Mamadou Edrisa Njie

  • 02:30 - 04:00

    Breakout Room 1: Workshop - Innovate for Agriculture: Young ICT Entrepreneurs Overcoming Challenges and Transforming Agriculture (Launch of Publication)

    The Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation, ACP-EU (CTA), through its youth and ICT Program (ARDYIS), will organise, on the occasion of the YALESI Summit, a 90-minute workshop to launch its new publication titled, Innovate for Agriculture: Young ICT Entrepreneurs Overcoming Challenges and Transforming Agriculture. Overview and content of the report The report has been produced by CTA in collaboration with Ashoka Youth Venture. It promotes life stories of selected young ICT entrepreneurs innovating successfully in agriculture in Africa, Caribbean and Pacific countries. The report features 21 innovators from various countries (including Senegal, Ivory Coast, Barbados, Kenya, Uganda, etc.) and recognized 9 other “Innovators to watch”. The narrative on featured innovations recounts the identified problems that birthed the ideas for the solutions, how the innovations are implemented, the impacts so far, the business model to ensure sustainability, and the future outlook. It also includes recommendations by the entrepreneurs, as well as advices to other youth interested in venturing in that domain. Innovations highlighted are sub-divided into various segments along the agricultural value chain. While the first part focused on innovations helping to improve agricultural production, subsequent parts concentrated on those facilitating access to finance especially for smallholder farmers; and those strengthening trade, markets and consumption. The session will present key findings of the publication as well as some of the innovators featured, who will be present to tell their own stories. Structure of workshop 1. Introduction and general overview by CTA 2. Inputs from Ashoka by Sobel Ngom; 3. Stories of innovators/innovations by their promoters: Rose Funja (Tanzania); Jason Scott (Jamaica); Hello Tractor (USA/Nigeria); Temo le Boso (South Africa) – 10 minutes each (40 minutes) 4. Questions and further participant engagement – (20 minutes) 5. Selection of participants who will be given soft (USB sticks) copies of the report. 6. Conclusion and closing Facilitation: Ken Lohento, ICT for Agriculture Program Coordinator, CTA NB: Participants are encouraged to attend another CTA session titled “Accelerating ICT Innovations and Entrepreneurship in Agriculture by Youth: What Roles for Supporting Institutions?” to be held the following day (30 May 2016). This session will explore how key institutions can effectively support e-agriculture innovators in developing countries. A draw will be held at the end of that second session and winners will receive hard copies of the “Innovate for Agriculture” book. Hosted by CTA

  • 02:30 - 04:00
    Adegoke Oke
    Carol Manetta
    Jeffrey Englin
    TOM HUNSAKER

    Breakout Room 2 (Sponsored by ASU): Academic Discussion - Succesful Strategies for Cooperatives

    Worker owned cooperatives are a stable and natural form of enterprise. With multinational proof that they are economically more stable than ordinary small businesses, this presentation and workshop will explore different cooperatives and their strengths. The workshop portion will bring teams to the conclusion that worker owned cooperatives have potential anywhere they are started. Participants will leave with the understanding of how to make cooperative decisions while planning a cooperative, how to improve a cooperative under difficult circumstances, and create opportunities for weaving together supportive cooperatives in a large village or city area. Participants will also learn the traits of natural leaders for electing managers of their own cooperatives to strengthen their success. Hosted by Arizona State University

    Speakers:
    Adegoke Oke

    Adegoke Oke

    Carol Manetta

    Carol Manetta

    Jeffrey Englin

    Jeffrey Englin

    TOM HUNSAKER

    Tom Hunsaker

  • 04:00 - 04:15

    Coffee Break

  • 04:15 - 05:00
    Elisabetta Demartis
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    Plenary Session: New Strategies for Youth Employment in Agriculture

    Speakers:
    Elisabetta Demartis

    Elisabetta Demartis

    Samba Bathily_Picture

    Samba Bathily

  • 05:00 - 06:30

    Salon Flamboyant: Panel Discussion - Forum for the Promotion of Decent Work in Rural Areas

    Hosted by FAO/Anpej

  • 05:00 - 06:30

    Breakout Room 1: Workshop - TBC

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  • 05:00 - 06:30

    Breakout Room 2 (Sponsored by ASU): Academic Discussion - Roundtable: Finance

    The session would be set up in a roundtable format seating approximately 50 youth. The roundtable will begin with brief introductions by each youth and me. I will go first and set a tone by discussing some financing mechanisms and options. Scott will follow with a brief presentation into grant and proposal writing for funding. I will ask youth to include some background about why they are at this particular roundtable. I will organize them into categories based on issues as they talk. The categories will form the organizing principle for the rest of the roundtable. I will suggest that we discuss the main themes in order and ask for some more in depth discussion from members of the group. Of particular interest will be the sources of banking and borrowing. It is expected that synergies and discoveries will take place among the participants. My expectation is that bonds will be built among those who face common problems and these bonds will carry forward though the meeting and after the meeting through social media and other kinds of communication. Hosted by ASU

  • 09:00 - 10:00

    Opening Words

    Mr. Abdoul Aziz Tall - Minister of Emerging Senegal

  • 10:00 - 10:30

    Coffee Break

  • 10:30 - 11:15
    Alou
    Alfred Godwin AdjabengYALESI
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    rect. thioub

    Plenary Session: Digital Inclusion, Social Media and Sustainable Communities

    Speakers:
    Alou

    Alassane Bineta SAMB

    Alfred Godwin AdjabengYALESI

    Alfred Godwin Adjabeng

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    Nawsheen Hosenally

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    Prof. Ibrahima Thioub

  • 11:15 - 12:45

    Salon Flamboyant: Panel Discussion - Citizen Control on Building Local Collectivity

    Hosted by Transparency International

  • 11:15 - 12:45
    MWalsh
    Pahini Pandya

    Breakout Room 1: Workshop - Global Shared Value Leadership

    Shared Value Ecosystem Workshop Overview: The Shared Value Ecosystem workshop is designed to engage the participants in understanding and evaluating their shared value ecosystem. We will begin with a 20-minute discussion about Shared Value and its importance as a tool for development. The workshop activity will enable the participants to analyze the layers of their ecosystem from the Individual to the Biosphere. We will explain the Shared Value Ecosystem and ask the participants to share their experiences as everyone explores their ecosystem. The intended outcomes are: Every participant will be able to look beyond themselves and their organizations, Pay more attention to stakeholders and relationships within their ecosystem, and Begin to see opportunities where others see obstacles. The workshop will be reflective in nature and ask the participants to assess where they stand regarding their ecosystem. Hosted by American University, BelieveGreen, Infinity Squared and Exeleadmen

    Speakers:
    MWalsh

    Marcus Walsh

    Pahini Pandya

    Pahini Pandya

  • 11:15 - 12:45
    BARBARA KLIMEK
    Helvecia

    Breakout Room 2 (Sponsored by ASU): Academic Discussion - Community Development Model

    This workshop examines locality development model which can be applied by community leaders to empower individuals and groups of people by providing them with the skills they need to effect change in their own communities. Step-by-step strategies are examined to provide a framework for successful implementation and sustainability of community which is developed and run by its members. Hosted by ASU

    Speakers:
    BARBARA KLIMEK

    Barbara Klimek

    Helvecia

    Helvecia Nfombi Takwe

  • 12:45 - 01:45

    Lunch

  • 01:45 - 02:30
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    Karim_Sy
    Mamadou Edrisa Njie

    Plenary Session: Digital Inclusion, Social Media and Sustainable Communities

    Speakers:
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    Dr. Latif Mbengue

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    Ikuba John Ona

    Karim_Sy

    Karim Sy

    Mamadou Edrisa Njie

    Mamadou Edrisa Njie

  • 02:30 - 04:00

    Salon Flamboyant: Panel Discussion - The problematic of Entrepreneurship and the Autonomy of Youth: Goals and Perspectives

    Hosted by the Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo

  • 02:30 - 04:00
    Adegoke Oke
    Charles Reeves
    Jeffrey Englin
    TOM HUNSAKER

    Breakout Room 1: Workshop - Improve Business Success with the LEAN Startup Model

    When entrepreneurs understand where their business fits in the market’s operating landscape and how to best interact with vital stakeholders, the chances for success increase. Thousands of early-staged business leaders have used LEAN Business Model – a scale-up tool to identify compatibility among their ideas, market needs, and product launch strategies – to build thriving enterprises. This interactive session will help participants to apply LEAN strategies to their business plans in real-time (all attendees will receive a LEAN business model canvas handout). Come see why a recent Harvard Business Review (2013) article explained, “Lean startup changes everything." Format is small break out groups (size of group can vary depending on total participants) beginning with background tool instruction (lecture style) and moving to circulating facilitator interaction as participants apply their business plans to the LEAN Business Model Canvas. Come with your business model. Hosted by Thunderbird School of Management

    Speakers:
    Adegoke Oke

    Adegoke Oke

    Charles Reeves

    Charles Reeves

    Jeffrey Englin

    Jeffrey Englin

    TOM HUNSAKER

    Tom Hunsaker

  • 02:30 - 04:00
    Helvecia
    Julianna Gwiszcz

    Breakout Room 2 (Sponsored by ASU): Academic Discussion - Harnessing the Power of Photography as a Tool for Community Capacity-Building for Food Systems Transformation

    Summary Overview: This session will provide an introductory training on the community-based participatory research method known as Photovoice. Photovoice has been used in diverse ways, including the following: needs/strengths assessments; research on sustainability and public health concerns; educational tools that facilitate communication between diverse groups and sectors; advocacy work; and more. Photovoice helps participants better understand their own conceptualizations of the world around them and to develop and communicate positive visions for the future. This interactive session will focus on applying Photovoice methodology as a capacity-building tool for collective leadership in working toward sustainable foods systems. In the process, we will consider the power dynamics at play in photography and related digital media outlets, and the importance of practicing ethical photography. The following questions will serve as guiding points for our discussion: 1. How can Photovoice serve as a capacity-building mechanism for collective leadership aimed at transforming foods systems to be more sustainable and social and ecologically just? 2. What are the ethical, as well as legal and cultural responsibilities of participant-photographers in capturing and utilizing photographic narratives for transformation? 3. How can we best manage the use of potentially sensitive and/or controversial visual data in the case of digital media outlets? Format: The session will involve a mix of presentation (for background/contextual purposes), collective photo analysis, and discussion. The effectiveness of this workshop will depend upon active participation from the youth. Hosted by ASU

    Speakers:
    Helvecia

    Helvecia Nfombi Takwe

    Julianna Gwiszcz

    Julianna Gwiszcz

  • 04:00 - 04:15

    Coffee Break

  • 04:15 - 05:00
    aissata
    Zuwa

    Plenary Session: "Going Local" - The Importance of Building Communities from the Grassroots

    Speakers:
    aissata

    Aïssata Diakite

    Zuwa

    Zuwa Matondo

  • 05:00 - 06:30

    Salon Flamboyant: Panel Discussion - The Agricultural Communities Domains (DAC), Incubators of a new generation of Agricultural Entrepreneurs, Pioneers of the Emergence of the Country

    Hosted by PRODAC

  • 05:00 - 06:30
    DrSoman

    Breakout Room 1: Workshop - Introducing Precision Farming Technology in African small holder farms

    Enhancing agriculture production is vital in Africa, where 62% of total population is involved in this sector (FAO). Large scale adoption of high-tech farming methods to ensure precision and high efficiency input use and higher yield and quality of produce is essential because Africa is the only continent where food production per capita has been declining, to the point of being a matter of serious concern for the world community. The presentation will highlight few of the efforts to introduce high-tech farming among small land holder farmers. Hosted by JAIN Irrigation

    Speakers:
    DrSoman

    Dr P. Soman

  • 05:00 - 06:30
    Charles Reeves
    TOM HUNSAKER

    Breakout Room 2 (Sponsored by ASU): Academic Discussion - Design Thinking for Social Enterprise

    Design Thinking is a proven methodology developed by the Stanford Design School and successfully implemented by many social entrepreneurs and problem solvers in developed and developing economies, most prominently by the consultancy IDEO. The Design Thinking Workshop is a 1.5 hour session which guides participants through all stages of the Design Thinking process: empathy, problem definition, ideation, prototyping and testing. The workshop is 100% interactive. The workshop guides participants to immerse fully in the context of the intended consumer of a product/service and to constantly seek insight through interaction. Empathy and insight are the hallmarks of the process, and they are critical for meaningful product/service design in dynamic and differentiated economic and social situations. This session will be first-come first-served and capped at 50 participants.Hosted by ASU

    Speakers:
    Charles Reeves

    Charles Reeves

    TOM HUNSAKER

    Tom Hunsaker

  • 06:30 - 07:30

    Closing Words and Closing Ceremony

    Closing words by: Pape Samb - Chairman and CEO GYIN Mr Luyako Lko Nsimpasi - Country Representative/Country Director IFAD Mr. Mame Mbaye Niang - Minister of Youth Government of Senegal

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