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Youth Entrepreneurship

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"Around the world, youth are struggling to find work. And although the reasons are well known – poor education, poor governance, poor economies – the problem is only growing. In both developed and developing counties, youth-centric solutions are scarce."
- From "Opportunities for Youth Development," a joint presentation from IDEO and the Rockefeller Foundation
Is youth entrepreneurship the answer? If so, how do we encourage the growth of small, youth-run business ventures in developed and developing contexts alike? Whose role is it to create the right landscape for these entrepreneurs? What are the larger social consequences of youth joblessness if action is not taken?
FEATURING: An interview with Richard Tanksley, Senior Faculty Member for the Class of 2013 at the Meltwater Entrepreneurial School of Technology (MEST), in Accra.