Through our Futuremakers programme, supported by Standard Chartered Foundation, we work with 10 YBI members across Africa, Asia and Europe to deliver inclusive support programmes for young entrepreneurs and empower them to achieve financial health. We recently spent three days with our Futuremakers members in Kampala, Uganda, to explore these topics in more depth and exchange challenges, best practices and insights at our Collective Action Community of Practice 2023.
Read what we’ve been up to:
We kicked off our Collective Action Community of Practice with our World Café during which our members Cordaid Uganda, YCAB Foundation (Indonesia), FATE Foundation (Nigeria) and KIZ GmbH (Germany) shared how they build truly inclusive programmes in their countries as part of Futuremakers:
We dedicated the afternoon of day 1 to exploring mentoring for inclusion. Working in groups, our members discussed needs and challenges facing mentors and mentees and we offered practical techniques that can help make mentoring programmes more inclusive.
Day 2 of our Collective Action Community of Practice was all about financial health and well-being for young entrepreneurs, a key area of support provided through our Futuremakers programme. In groups, our members defined what financial health and well-being for young entrepreneurs means to them, what outcomes they would like to achieve through their programmes, and what activities and resources are needed to achieve these. Based on these insights, we have started to develop a Theory of Change to deliver better outcomes on financial health for young entrepreneurs which will inform a guide of best practices.
On the day, we also heard presentations from our members Mebala Youth Studios (Botswana) and Somo (Kenya) on their initiatives to support the financial health of young entrepreneurs.
We finished our Collective Action Community of Practice on a high note with another World Café during which our members ETIC. (Japan), Habitat (Turkey), Startup Vietnam Foundation and Youth Business Poland shared some of the successful initiatives they have implemented as part of the Futuremakers programme.
Our Collective Action Community of Practice is an annual multi-day workshop and networking event for the members of our Futuremakers programme, supported by Standard Chartered Foundation. The programme supports the growth of youth-led, women-led and inclusive micro, small and medium-sized enterprises. Find out more here.