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Learning to create value in environments of uncertainty with limited resources is something that can help all young people build their futures, especially amid the uncertainty of COVID-19. (Telfer School of Management, University of Ottawa)

Entrepreneurship learning: All university students can benefit

A study of entrepreneurship activity at 27 universities in Canada showed an increased interest in co-op work terms where students could work in their own start-up.
Innovation and entrepreneurs will be essential for economies to recover and build resiliency following the pandemic. Business accelerators, a mechanism to support and grow new ventures, will need to evolve to help them survive and thrive. (Shutterstock)

How business accelerators can help new startups succeed after COVID-19

New entrepreneurs borne of the pandemic will need support to survive and thrive after the crisis. Here’s how business accelerators need to change in order to help them succeed post-pandemic.
Students at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Joblessness has hit even those with degrees. Photo by © Louise Gubb/CORBIS SABA/Corbis via Getty Images

Millions of young South Africans are without jobs: what are the answers?

Promoting entrepreneurship will help reduce unemployment in South Africa. But the government has to step up its game.
Unemployed Liberian young men seeking daily jobs at the industrial district of Bushrod Island, Monrovia, Liberia. EFE-EPA/Ahmed Jallanzo

How COVID-19 is likely to slow down a decade of youth development in Africa

Since 1999, extreme poverty has declined while rates of young people in education and employment have risen. Without investment though, the impact of the pandemic could see this progress imperilled,
Computer village, Lagos, is one of those places where Igbo entrepreneurship is practiced and passed on to the next generation. Photo by Pius Utomi Ekpei/AFP via Getty Images

Lessons from Igbo trans-generational entrepreneurship: why it matters

The Igbos, like most other indigenous groups, believe in maintaining a legacy of not just their language, but other values, including trans-generational business legacies.
A woman sorts through some maize kernels received as part of a food donation amid a devastating drought in Marsabit County, Kenya. Photo by Gideon Mendel/Corbis via Getty Images

New business skills can improve livelihoods among poor people. How to avoid the pitfalls

Building business skills to improve livelihoods is increasingly recognised as bringing value to the fight against poverty. But it can also set up identity conflict and community-level tension.

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