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Unlocking Social Entrepreneurship Opportunities for Youth in Tajikistan

[URIS id=399] For the last decade, the number of youth in Tajikistan who are neither employed, nor in school has been on the increase, despite favorable economic conditions. On March 19, 2019, UNICEF Tajikistan, jointly with the Center for Additional Education under the Ministry of Education and Science, Republic of Tajikistan, partnered with Accelerate Prosperity to open an Adolescent Innovation Lab in Khorog city. An Adolescent Innovation Lab is a creative space purpose-built for equipping youth with skills for the 21st century. Young people are engaged in social entrepreneurship education to design innovative solutions to complex challenges in their own communities. After participating in UPSHIFT social entrepreneurship training, SurajNasratshoev and SherozRashidbekov, teenagers from Khorog,have developed a social enterprise to address the issue of inefficient water usage in their community. They…
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Investor forum 2019

[URIS id=359] Accelerate Prosperity is excited to announce its first annual AddVenture Investor Forum from August 8-9 2019, generously funded by the European Union. The theme for the AddVenture Investment Forum is Elevate Your Impact, as we gather the global impact investment community on the ‘Roof of the World’ – in the Pamir Mountains of Khorog, Tajikistan – bringing together investors, state institutions and donors, as well as corporates, entrepreneurs, and thought-leaders to find new ways of working together to create transformative social impact. Panel discussions will explore strategies for attracting increased foreign investment and developing innovative financing mechanisms to catalyze small and growing businesses in Tajikistan. The event will culminate with pitch sessions from a minimum of 20 companies, with asks ranging from $US 50,000 - $US 500,000, and…
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