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Wednesday, 2 October 2019

Junior Achievement Nigeria (JAN) To Host Entrepreneurship Conference And Awards dinner

… To Celebrate 20th Anniversary


Over 700 of Nigeria’s most promising entrepreneurs, start-up founders, business persons and enterprises will converge in Lagos, on October 4, 2019 for the first edition of Junior Achievement Nigeria’s youth leadership and entrepreneurship conference and Awards. Hosted by Junior Achievement Nigeria, a member of Junior Achievement Worldwide, the world’s oldest and largest non-profit economic education organization dedicated to empowering students on financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship through experiential, hands-on programs, in partnership with JA-Nigeria Board Members such as Dangote, FirstBank, CitiBank, StanbicIBTC, Deloitte, Schlumberger, Verraki Partners, Sigma Pensions and Agile Communications, the flagship summit is themed “Creating an agenda for the youth and the future of Nigeria” and will stimulate discussions on leadership, entrepreneurship and capability building, especially within the context of the digital economy and corporate governance and sustainability.
Former Minister for Industry, Trade and Investment, Okey Enelamah; Country Managing Director of Siemens, Onyeche Tifase, Country Managing Director of Citibank, Akin Dawodu; Head of Brand and Reputation Africa, Google,MojolaoluwaAderemi-Makinde and Country Head, International Finance Corporation, Eme Essien Lorewill discuss the event theme “Creating an agenda for the youth and the future of Nigeria” during a panel session.
The conference will also feature Masterclasses on Performance Management, Digital Entrepreneurship, Financial Literacy and Branding for Entrepreneurs, while other activities include an awards luncheon and a Corporate fundraising dinner.Here is the link to register for the youth leadership conference: https://conta.cc/2LnuidI
Over 25 outstanding individuals and schools will also receive awards for their contribution to youth empowerment and Junior Achievement Nigeria activities. Award categories include Most Outstanding School, Volunteer, Teacher, Staff, and Venture in Management Program (ViMP) class. Award nominees include Mo'Abudu, SimdulShagaya, FolaweOmikunle, TayoOviosu, Otto Orondaam, EnaseOkonedo among many others.
JAN was envisioned to inspire and educate young people to become conscientious business leaders. JAN achieves this by implementing economic education programs that develop attitudes and skills necessary for personal success and social responsibility and delivers practical, experiential hands-on programs under the three pillars of financial literacy, work readiness and entrepreneurship to young people between the ages of 5 and 27. In addition to its own original, home-grown programs designed to meet the unique needs of Nigerian youth, Junior Achievement Nigeria also has access to hundreds of JA programs and initiatives tried and tested in several countries around the world facing the same issues of developing youth that can compete globally in the 21st Century and beyond.

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