ENABLE Youth Madagascar pilot Program kicks off

I n preparation for the kick-off of the ENABLE Youth Program in Madagascar, the IITA Youth Agripreneurs in February conducted an orientation exercise for the 34 selected youths to be trained under the pilot phase of the program in Madagascar.
The IYA team represented by Ifedayo Ibironke from Nigeria, Noel Mulinganya and Esperance Balezi from DR Congo organized series of sessions to enhance the skills of the youth on leadership, team building, understanding group dynamics, and organizational structure based on their experiences in project management and implementation.
The IYA team also enlightened the selected youths on opportunities available in agriculture such as the IYA pilot enterprises, communication and marketing, ICT in agriculture, importance of record keeping, and the essence of carrying out monitoring and evaluation activities.
The team also conducted some on-site assessment of the incubation centres to be used for training the selected participants of the ENABLE Youth Program.
The pilot phase of the program will be implemented with FIFAMANOR, a center for rural development and applied research under the supervision of the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries in Madagascar. Ten selected youth leaders for the program will visit IYA in Ibadan in April for a ToT workshop.