Mara Zhanet Michelo
CEO & Founder: Jacaranda Hub

Mara is the Founder & Country Director at Jacaranda Hub, an organization that aims at developing young people through the provision of collective services, infrastructure and specialized tools and equipment for common use among the young and aspiring MSMEs with growth potential…..

Dr. John Phiri
Permanent Secretary: Ministry of Youth Sport and Child Development

The Ministry of Youth, Sport and Child Development (MYSCD) is charged with the responsibility of developing, coordinating, implementing and monitoring policies on youth, sport and child development in the country. In this regard, MYSCD is strongly committed and places a high priority on youth development and empowerment in the country……

Dr. Martine G. Mtonga
National Coordinator: SMART Zambia Institute

The Government of the Republic of Zambia through the Ministry of Youth Sport and Child Development (MYSCD) with the support of SMART Zambia Institute (SZI)/ Electronic Government Division has partnered with Jacaranda Hub to enhance positive youth development to fulfil the nation’s aspiration for healthy, fulfilled and competent youth who will help drive a smart and innovative economy….

Opportunities for Youth in Africa (OYA)

In the spirit of “Delivering as One”, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) and Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) and have joined forces to develop the “Opportuni8es for Youth in Africa” (OYA) programme, in collaboration with the African Union Commission (AUC). The programme aims to catalyse greater investments in youth in agriculture and agribusiness in Africa. It was launched in August 2019 during the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) and is targeting six pilot countries (Ghana, Cape Verde, Democratic Republic of Congo, Kenya, Zambia, and Tunisia) with the possibility for expansion to other African countries

Dennis Zitha
Co-Founder: ONTECH

Dennis is the co-founder of Ontech Solutions Ltd, an innovative platform services provider that helps organizations optimize their operational and executional capacity while maximizing their respective returns on investments….