#SafeSpaces4Youth: Workforce Development Panel

  • Start: 16th August 2018 8:00 am
  • End: 16th August 2018 2:00 pm

Advancing youth entrepreneurship is key to Knit Together Initiative’s work, especially as a youth-led, youth-focus organization working to improve the well being of all with no regard for social class. For young people, the need for entrepreneurship is even more concerning. The youth unemployment rate stands at 11.1%, largely due to the limited formal job opportunities available. As Africa’s youth population is set to more than double by 2055, it is imperative for young people in partnership with the governments to identify and promote alternative pathways to sustainable livelihoods. And this is what Knit Together intends to achieve with their program in Youth Entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship is considered a major key solution to the most critical challenge facing young people in sub-Saharan Africa to address the high rate of unemployment/underemployment, especially in the Niger Delta region of Nigeria with so much dependence on crude oil.

International Youth Day – August 12 comes with the theme for 2018 is Safe Spaces for Youth.

Are you anywhere in the Garden City of Port Harcourt?

RSVP for this event – Workforce Development Panel! This will happen on August 16, 2018 at the University of Port Harcourt, Nigeria.

Youth need safe spaces where they can come together, engage in activities related to their diverse needs and interests, participate in decision making processes and freely express themselves. This is an interactive session with young people age 18-35 (about to graduate students) from tertiary institutions to inspire more and better-prepared workers. It is expected that 90% of the participants will join the labour force in less than two/three years. Therefore, with this safe space event, we hope to share interconnected set of solutions to meet future employment needs – prepare youth with needed skills, emphasizing the value of workplace learning and motivation.

Panel Topics

  • How entrepreneurship drives economic opportunities for young people
  • Partnerships for employability
  • Mentorship – A tool for overcoming career challenges
  • Soft Skills development

Key Note Address will be given by:

Hon Commissioner Princewill Ogbobula Ministry of Youth and Sports, Rivers state and Professor Okey Onuchukwu, University of Port Harcourt


  • Sylvester Udeorah P.hD
  • Mercy Egeh
  • Onyeka Mitch, Youth Coach
  • Talking Drum (AOP 95.1 fm)


  • Arrival/registration/red carpet
  • Opening word
  • Key Note Addresses
  • Panelists’ pitch
  • Speed dating/networking
  • Fireside chat panel
  • Participants’ interactions with panelists
  • Thank you for coming.
East - West Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers , Nigeria

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will be closed until date 2018/08/01 12:00

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