In Togo, 75% of the population is under the age of 35. The youth are not the future of the country. They are its present.
Here at the SEA Foundation, we believe that tackling unemployment, raising aspiration and developing skills are crucial for future growth and stability.
Encouraging entrepreneurship is key to unlocking the potential of communities in a scaleable and sustainable way. It’s part of preparing young people for professional life and enabling them to set up their own businesses which will drive Togo’s economy in the future.
Now in its second year, the Togo Forum of Young Entrepreneurs is a three-day event organised with the backing of the Togolese government, and specifically with the Minister of Post and Digital Economy, Cina Lawson, as well as partnerships between NGOs and the embassies of the United States and France.
Last year, more than 2,000 young Togolese entrepreneurs applied and more than 300 were interviewed in the country’s five main cities. They attended conferences, seminars and networking events during the week-long Forum.