New elite school wants young people to find employment

Africa MiTH 2023, an international project to promote African entrepreneurship across the world, has been officially launched in Dakar by Hapsatou Sy, an entrepreneur of Senegalese descent, who said she hoped people would realise that, not only did Africa need the world, but the world also needed Africa.

Africa MiTH – ‘Make it Happen’ – will take place in Dakar and in Diamniadio under the patronage of Senegal’s President Macky Sall from 9 to 20 March 2023, and will feature 11 sections devoted to sectors including entrepreneurship in employment and training, art and culture, innovation and new technologies and health and well-being, reported Sud Quotidien of Dakar.

Sy said her ambition was “to organise all Africa’s forces, all the talents and all opportunities in the same place”, and that an important part of Africa MiTH will be l’École des Boss (Bosses’ School), held in partnership with Dakar Science Po.

This elite school, which specialises in such disciplines as international relations, political science, diplomatic, geopolitical and strategic studies, will organise “inspiring conferences” as well as high- level master classes, PressAfrik reported her as saying.

She said she hoped “that the young people who are at the heart of this project will be able to find employment; that supporters of initiatives can find partners; that African enterprises can find new markets ... That we stop thinking only that Africa has need of the world – I think the world needs Africa,” reported PressAfrik.

She hoped to show “that we Africans can go to be educated in Paris, Dubai, the United States or Canada, but the world can also come to be educated by us, because the education we are going to provide will be every bit as good as the others”.

There was “a specific African entrepreneurship, of resilience, of the future”, she said, giving as an example the focus Africa MiTH would give to the environment, along with agriculture and new technologies.

The environment “is an issue today, because Africa pollutes very little, but suffers all the consequences of climate change”, she said. — Compiled by Jane Marshall.

This article is drawn from local media. University World News cannot vouch for the accuracy of the original reports.