The Next Economy empowers African youth to unleash their talents, build their confidence and hone the skills they need for a successful career in a job or as an entrepreneur. To accommodate the diverse ambitions of young people entering the labor market, we offer three different programs.
Make it work
Make it Work is aimed at launching careers by transferring useful employability skills to increase the chances of finding sustainable employment. The program inspires, builds skills and matches youth with potential employers for internships/traineeship.
From idea to a start-up venture in 5 months. Get started focusses on aspiring entrepreneurs and supports them in building solid business models. Through meetings, tools, mentoring new business ideas are shaped and tested in the market.
Grow Your Business
During Grow your Business supports promising start-ups to come to the next level. Ventures with scale potential get one-on-one support and coaching to successfully scale-up their ventures.
Can’t wait to get involved?
Next Economy will run programs in; Nigeria, Mali and Somalia. The first training sessions will be launched in Nigeria and Mali in May 2016. Excited about becoming involved?
Please get in touch! We would love to hear from you.
The Next Economy is a collaboration between SOS Children’s Villages, 1%Club, Enviu and Afrilabs. The programme is made possible by the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs.