PRESENTATION: From Shopkeepers to Shop Masters: Moving Youth Enterprises to the Next Level in the Secret Engine of the Kenyan Economy, Sep 2016

TechnoServe, Elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization, Citi Foundation
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Sep 30, 2016

While many young people run businesses, how many actually run them well? What if young entrepreneurs in a critical part of the economy got the tools to take their businesses to the next level? The Smart Duka program in Kenya is finding out the answer. Working with small retail shops in Kenya, which supply up to 80 percent of the country’s consumer goods, TechnoServe, Elea Foundation and Citi Foundation are helping young entrepreneurs find digital and business solutions to maximize the potential of their enterprises. These lessons can be applied to a wide range of youth entrepreneurship efforts worldwide. 




Alice Waweru, Senior Business Manager, TechnoServe (Kenya)

Adrian Ackeret, Project Leader, Elea Foundation for Ethics in Globalization (Switzerland)

Dorothy Stuehmke, Program Officer, Citi Foundation (USA)

Soft Skills
Sub-Saharan Africa
Training & Capacity
Vocational Education