Hosted by the Cameroon Youth Agro-pastoral Entrepreneurship Programme (PEA Jeunes), the Summit aims at facilitating a global dialogue and knowledge share with youth and Public-Private sector entities that will contribute to promoting youth entrepreneurship; with the ultimate aim of reducing rural poverty and improving food security and nutrition. The meeting will provide spaces for youth to explore on-farm and off-farm business opportunities that promote decent work and are environmentally friendly. It will do so by:
i) Strengthening youth inclusion and participation in rural development programs and policies development in West and Central Africa;
ii) Identifying viable opportunities and innovative solutions that promote the leadership role of rural youth and the development of entrepreneurial skills;
iii) Strengthening a regional and global network which will group young agro-pastoral entrepreneurs and magnify the impact of their activities.