Following this year’s Global Entrepreneurship Summit in Nairobi, Peter Bamkole, Executive Director of the Enterprise Development Centre (EDC) at Pan-Atlantic University, reflects on the ways in which entrepreneurship is transforming the African continent. He argues that African governments should be strategic in promoting entrepreneurship since it creates jobs, involves youth in the economy, and improves the overall quality of life.
EDC is an educational partner of AAI’s Transformational Leadership Program.
One of the most important roles that entrepreneurship plays in the transformation of Africa is in job creation. Young people who have graduated from school can pursue a career in entrepreneurship no matter what their field of study. Even while in school, some students engage in ventures that not only provide them income, but employ other students.
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