Half the population Of Malawi is comprised of young people. Currently the youth face diverse problems such as high unemployment rate, Social inequalities, low education, homelessness, gender discrimination. As such their transition to adulthood needs to be understood in the larger context.
Investing in the young people in terms of education, health and economic empowerment could result in an increased share of the working-age which can foster economic growth. Hence the serious need to look into cultivating the entrepreneurial culture among them.
For this reason, Standard Bank in partnership with UNICEF and the Government of Malawi will on March 28 host the first ever Malawi Social Economic Forum to put the spotlight on the potential of the Malawi youth market and bring customers closer to the market’s opportunities.
Under the theme; Youth Entrepreneurship: Creating Opportunities to build Mother Malawi, the forum will provide business leaders with information on economic insights in Africa, SADC and Malawi. UNICEF and the Ministry of Youth, Labour and Man Power development will present the 2016 Youth Status Report.
Policy makers, UN, Government officials are some of the speakers for the conference scheduled to take place at Bingu International convention Centre. The forum will also highlight the significance of the partnership between Standard Bank, UNICEF, government and clients in building a better Malawi.