Promoting Inclusive Markets and Financial Systems
From Learning to Adaptation: Working With Rural Youth in Microenterprise Development
Vista Room, FHI 360 Conference Center
Washington, DC 20009
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You're invited to a knowledge-sharing event to discuss the findings of the recent learning exercise conducted by FHI 360 in collaboration with Village Enterprise. The exercise, which was conducted as part of the Uganda Community Connector Project’s Collaboration, Learning, and Adaptation (CLA) mandate, focused on understanding the needs, barriers and constraints of rural youth in starting small businesses. We will highlight how Village Enterprise’s existing microenterprise model can be adapted to address these key findings, and will discuss the program’s early results and challenges.
Don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity to hear first hand about youth entrepreneurship and economic development and enrich your knowledge and perspective on the topic!
FHI 360 will introduce the context of the assessment carried out for the USAID-funded Uganda Community Connector (CC) project, and Winnie Auma, Village Enterprise’s Uganda Country Director, will share insights on our microenterprise development work with youth rural living in extreme poverty as implementing partner of the CC project.
The study was funded through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)/Uganda Community Connector Project, a Feed the Future flagship program, which provides a comprehensive and multi-sectoral approach to poverty, food insecurity and under-nutrition.
FHI 360 is a nonprofit human development organization dedicated to improving lives in lasting ways by advancing integrated, locally driven solutions in health, education, nutrition, environment, economic development, civil society, gender, youth, research,technology, communication and social marketing — creating a unique mix of capabilities to address today's interrelated development challenges. FHI 360 serves more than 70 countries and all U.S. states and territories.
Village Enterprise’s mission is to equip people living in extreme poverty with resources to create sustainable businesses. Since 1987, Village Enterprise has started more than 30,000 businesses, trained more than 128,000 business owners, and improved the lives of over 650,000 people.