THE ORGANISATION


The Organisation

The Emerging Young Entrepreneur (EYE) initiative is a non-profit that aims to inspire a generational shift in the African Agribusiness Industry. At the heart of what we do, is a vision of building a robust African economy that is driven by thriving, locally-owned and gender-inclusive businesses.

We are a team of concerned individuals with common economic and social principles, committed to developing the youths of Africa through empowerment initiatives, partnerships, and sustainable systems of development that strengthen self-reliance. We plan to do this by empowering students of tertiary institutions with the tools necessary to start, run and grow successful businesses in the numerous agricultural value chains.

Borne out of the drive of its founders to deliver human services, we work to improve quality of lives, promote economic development and provide a wide range of agribusiness interventions that are strategic to local communities. We are propelled by a realization that neither government nor private sector has the will, means and capacity to deal with all immediate and lingering socio-economic problems in Africa on its own.

We are an apolitical platform, independent of external control and formally registered with the Corporate Affairs Commission in Nigeria, as a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) in the year 2016.

Our Vision

To build a robust African economy that is driven by thriving, locally-owned and gender-inclusive agribusiness.

Our Mission

To inspire a generational shift in the African Agribusiness industry by preparing a new breed of entrepreneurs through improved access to technology, innovation, mentorship and finance.

Our Values

Value Addition | Integrity | Networking

Our Goal

Our Goal is to enroll and train 18,000 undergraduate students, support 1,800 agribusiness prototypes and incubate 500 startups in 60 African Universities by the end of 2022.