National Youth Policy and Advocacy

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I am Gabriel Konayuma from Zambia working in the Department of Vocational Education and Training in th Ministry of Science, Technology and Vocational Training as a Senior Vocational Education and Training Officer. My duties include promotion of Entrepreneurship development.

Zambia does have a National Youth Policy of 2006. The key elements in the policy that promote youth entrepreneurship are:

  1. Strengthening youth enterprise programmes incorporating small scale business management, basic skills and business training.
  2. Strengthening systems and structures for coordination and management of entrepreneurship.
  3. Developing and strengthening the market outlets for the youth’s products at all levels.
  4. Establish youth friendly credit lending facilities and micro-financing schemes.
  5. Strengthen NGO activities in youth enterprise development.
  6. Providing the youth with ‘START UP’ capital.
  7. Developing entrepreneurship skills among the youth.
  8. Establishing and maintaining an entrepreneurial Development Fund for skilled youths in order to contribute to their successful entrepreneurship.
  9. Developing entrepreneurship skills among the youth.
  10. Linking youth enterprises to multi-lateral companies as well as franchise holders.

GabKon (talk)23:16, 17 February 2011

Thanks Gabriel on your elaboration of the key elements in the Zambia youth policy that promote youth entrepreneurship - anyone of us who can identify with Zambian elements in their own policy?

Nmunala (talk)01:39, 18 February 2011

Thanks Gabriel for the info. There is also a strategy for implementing the policy. Although I am not sure why it is not being implemented to a greater extent.

Remmy (talk)01:47, 9 March 2011