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Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-employment (YES) Forum 2018

  • Join us at the YES Forum in Dakar, Senegal, on 13-14 November 2018 to learn more about youth entrepreneurship policies, improving access to finance for young entrepreneurs and facilitating access to markets. The event is a feature of the Global Entrepreneurship Week and organized by partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth.



    Plenary discussions

    • Making policy work for youth entrepreneurship
    • Access to finance for young entrepreneurs
    • Access to markets, networks, knowledge and skills

    Interactive dialogue

    • Tech entrepreneurship
    • Social entrepreneurs taking action on Sustainable Development Goals
    • Agripreneurship, transforming the rural economy

    Spotlight on young entrepreneurs

    • Inspiring talks
    • Pitching competition

    See what works on the ground

    • Market place
    • Partnerships for Decent Jobs for Youth

    YES Forum agenda (EN)
    YES Forum agenda (FR)


     Practical information (EN)
     Practical information (FR)



    The event is jointly organized by:

    The International Labour Organization (ILO)
    The International Trade Centre (ITC)
    The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)
    The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), and
    The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO)

    In collaboration with:
    partners YES