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YOUTH ENTREPRENEURSHIP
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Goal of the conference

The goal of the forum is to create a platform for informed dialogue on identifying sustainable solutions, in line with Goal 8 of the Sustainable Development Goals #SDGs, to tackle youth unemployment in Nigeria. Dialogue will look closely at supporting entrepreneurship & self-employment as a more sustainable option than creating jobs that fail to meet the needs of the fastest growing population in Africa.

 

Learning Objectives

The objectives of the 3rd Annual CEO Forum are to explore the following industry sectors & global methods as sustainable solutions to youth unemployment:

  • Agribusiness
  • Dual Vocational Training
  • E-Commerce
  • Fashion, Music, Nollywood & the Arts
  • The World of Social Media
  •  Supporting Entrepreneurs incl. Women

Target Audience

  • Business leaders of the top 50 companies in Nigeria including multinationals
  • Departmental Heads of the following organization units: – HSSE – Corporate Social Responsibility – Sustainability / Citizenship – Marketing & Human Resources
  • Leading academic minds in Economics,  Business Administration and International Development
  • Young Entrepreneurs

Speakers

Dharnesh Gordhon

CEO, Nestle Nigeria plc

Nicolas Martin

CEO, Jumia Africa

Parminder Vir

CEO, Tony Elumelu Foundation

Kate Henshaw

Actress, Nollywood

Obi Asika

Chairman Dragon Africa

Ndidi Nwuneli

Director, AACE Foods

Azu Nwagbogu

Director, Lagos Photo Foundation

James Plasman

Chief Economic Officer at the U.S. Consulate, Lagos

Gbolahan Lawal

Fmr Commission for Agriculture, Lagos State

Daniel Cavegn

Deputy Swiss Mission

Ebi Atawodi

General Manager, UBER Lagos

Christian Widmann

Head of Programmes, GIZ

Nike Adeyemi

Executive Director, Fate Foundation

Toyin Olakanpo

CEO, CSR Children

Kola Masha

CEO, Doreo Partners

Kenton Dashiell

Deputy Director General International Institute of Tropical Agriculture

Dr Michael Blank

Delegate, AHK Nigeria

Innocent Chukwuma

West Africa Representative, Ford Foundation

Onyeche Tifase

CEO Siemens Limited

MODERATORS

Keith Richards

Chairman, Promasidor

Innocent Chukwuma

West Africa Representative, Ford Foundation

Peter Bamkole

Director, Enterprise Development Centre, Pan Atlantic University

Nneka Eze

Associate Partner and Office Director at Dalberg

Tickets

Early Bird*
17,000.00 NGN
 

*Deadline: August 15*

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Program

Our 3rd Annual CEO Forum is a one day conference on October 7, 2015. Discussions will be held over 4 panels with expert guest speakers in the areas of Agribusiness; Dual Vocational Training, Entrepreneurship & Creatives Industry as we explore sustainable solutions for the youth unemployment crisis. #DecentWork4All
Day 1
07 Oct 2015
09:00 - 10:00

Arrival and registration

10:00 - 10:20

Official Group Photo

Opening Address

Innocent Chukwuma

Panel 1 – The European Solution?

Recognizing that Switzerland and Germany have the lowest youth unemployment figures in the world, we will take a critical review and analysis of the Swiss and German models to tackle youth unemployment and identify which aspects of the “apprenticeship” system can be successfully adopted for the Nigerian environment. Nigerian organizations who have already adopted aspects of the Swiss and German models will also join the panel to illuminate best practices. Q & A to follow.
Dharnesh Gordhon
Daniel Cavegn
Christian Widmann
Dr Michael Blank
Innocent Chukwuma
11:25 - 11:30

Corporate Video – Robert Bosch limited

Panel 2: Supporting Entrepreneurs

A number of organizations in Nigeria have taken up initiatives to support young entrepreneurs from Microsoft to the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The list is commendable. We will examine and review best practices and see what initiatives are successful and review the role of civil society as a bridging partner. We will also look at initiatives that seek to empower women entrepreneurs noting that women comprise more than 50% of the workforce in Nigeria. Q & A to follow.
Nicolas Martin
Parminder Vir
Ebi Atawodi
Nike Adeyemi
Peter Bamkole

Panel 3: The Agriculture Dividend

Is Agriculture Nigeria’s job creation engine? This panel will put forward arguments and statistical evidence that agriculture is the key to addressing the spiral growth of youth unemployment in Nigeria. Q & A will follow
Ndidi Nwuneli
Gbolahan Lawal
Kola Masha
Kenton Dashiell
Nneka Eze
13:30 - 14:00

INTERMISSION & LUNCH

Panel 4: The Creative Industry

Nigeria’s entertainment industry which centers on the film and music industry  has become a key cog in creating youth employment and cultivating culture at a minimal cost to government. Nollywood is the country’ s second largest employer, employing over 1m jobs. This panel will look at the creative industry concept, as defined by UNESCO, as a means of wealth & job creation. This industry includes the arts, film, music and fashion design. Q & A will follow.
Kate Henshaw
Obi Asika
Azu Nwagbogu
Lanre da Silva – Ajayi
Keith Richards
15:00

CORPORATE VIDEO: CHICKEN REPUBLIC

Ceo Spotlight

Onyeche Tifase

In memoriam:

Dr Obafemi Abioye Ayantuga (1966 – 2015)

Vote of thanks

Delivered by Mrs Bola Atta (on behalf of the Late Dr Obafemi Abioye Ayantuga)

Location

Ford Foundation, Conference Hall, Banana Island, Ikoyi, Lagos

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