Webinars on land-based jobs for youth

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Webinar 1 | Webinar 2 | Webinar 3 | Webinar 4

Are you motivated, have great ambitions and ideas but cannot find a job that matches your interests? Interested in being a job creator but you don’t know where to start? Are you fearful that you will fail because you lack the finances, connections, a winning idea or the mentors you need to get going? Is your dream to combine the useful and the enjoyable? Then this event is for you.

Everyone (well, maybe not everyone, but a large number of people!) acknowledges that we are living in critical times. Most businesses will have to recreate themselves. Previously employed people have to start over. Historically, young people champion change. They find creative ways to change the world. Just as the challenges of today are unprecedented, so are the opportunities for change – immense.

So come hear from people who, like you, had dreams and fears, but took the leap of faith, started small land-based businesses and are now successful owners of projects that are scaling new heights or breaking new ground. Learn how they deal with the setbacks and have them answer your questions. 

Remember, over 25.6 million young people aged 15-19 years will enter the labor market in the next 10 years. It will affect all of us. Being proactive can ensure the results are in your favor. So, connect to learn where and how world leaders are breaking new ground and creating opportunities for young people to start sustainable land-based jobs. Get ready to position yourself strategically in the exploding green jobs market. 

It is possible to make a sustainable living from the land sector, find out how!

This webinar series is jointly organized by UNCCD and Deutsche Welle for young people aged 15 to 35 years, who want to create sustainable jobs in the land sector. 

Three webinars will focus on building the necessary capacity to help young people in Africa, Asia and Latin America to venture into land-related entrepreneurial initiatives. The fourth, a global webinar, to be held during International Youth Day on 12 August 2021, will bring young people who started their journey under this initiative to meet and to share their successes with global policy and entrepreneurs, and youth around the world.        

Webinar 1: Winning ideas and overcoming fear

Thursday 19 November 2020
13:00 – 14:30 UMT/GMT
Register here

H. E. Ms. Victoire Tomegah-Dogbé – Prime Minister of Togo
Mr. Ibrahim Thiaw – Executive Secretary of the UNCCD
Mr. Baaba Maal – UNCCD Land Ambassador
Mr. Desmond Koney – CEO and Founder, Complete Farmer, Nigeria
Ms. Thato Mokgadi – Tsoo13, Botswana
Mr. Jacob Vahr Svenningsen – CEO and Founder of eGro, Denmark

Webinar 2:  Attracting investors and learning from mentors

Thursday 25 February 2021
14:00 to 15:30 GMT 

Webinar 3:  Building your business network and identifying enabling policies

Thursday 22 April 2021
09:00 to 10:30 GMT 

Webinar 4: Youth entrepreneurs meet global policy and business leaders

Thursday 12 August 2021
14:00 to 16:00 GMT