Thursday, December 15, 2011

Youth Employment Program in Mali

Youth Employment Program in Mali In view of AfricaRice’s new emphasis on improved postharvest technologies, which will help open up opportunities for local households to raise their incomes by promoting the development of new rice-based products, the Center was invited by  the Government of Mali to showcase its work at the country’s National Youth Employment Program 13–15 December.

The President of Mali inaugurated the event in the presence of several members of the government and representatives from R&D institutions and youth organizations. He promised to give priority to the development of small enterprises and to facilitate youths’ access to credit. After the inaugural ceremony, the President visited the exhibition set up as part of the Youth Employment Program.