APPLY NOW for becoming a Young Professional at the African Development Bank (AfDB)

Deadline: 15 DECEMBER 2019 (AT 11:59 pm GMT)

Click here to read the full announcement.

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OBJECTIVE

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) targets high potential, best-in-class young professionals with a strong passion for Africa’s development. This program is not an internship arrangement; rather it offers exceptional career opportunities to talented young professionals with leadership potential, an established record of outstanding academic and professional achievement to make a difference to the development of the African continent. The YPP includes a rigorous program of activities including a learning Academy that prepares participants to be technical and professional leaders with notable impact.

  • The Program is for a period of three years; the first two years will be spent on mandatory rotational placements across the Bank’s various functions. The third-year rotation year will be spent in the Home Complex where the YP will graduate into a staff position.Only YPs who have completed the YP Academy and have exhibited high performance and high potential will be integrated into the Bank’s workforce.
  • The Professional and Personal Development Program is structured under the Young Professionals Learning Academy with specific learning interventions delivered in phases of 6 months each. These learning interventions serve to deepen technical knowledge and build leadership skills required for effective delivery of task functions and future roles in the Bank.The Learning academy also includes on- the job training that requires immersion into various functional areas of the Bank for hands-on experience in projects and various work assignments.
  • On-boarding and orientation programs ensure faster integration into the Bank’s culture and offers a robust support mechanism from mentors, coaches and buddy groups.
  • Individual performance and potential will be reviewed periodically, and the necessary personal development plans customized to individual needs.

Duties and responsibilities

THE YOUNG PROFESSIONAL PROGRAM (YPP) STRATEGIC FOCUS AREAS FOR 2019 INTAKE:

 The Bank seeks to recruit Young Professionals in specific disciplines and specialist professional areas that are aligned to the Ten-Year Strategy (TYS); the five priority areas of the Bank (High 5s) and People strategy. The Hi-5s are captured below:

  1. Light Up and Power Africa:

Power Systems Development (grid base power system, power utilities), Climate Change and Green Growth (climate finance, climate adaptation), Energy Statistics, Policy and Regulation (energy statistics), Renewable Energy (off grid energy access), Energy Partnerships (energy partnerships and stake-holders engagement, energy markets).

  1. Feed Africa:

Agriculture & Agro-industry (agribusiness development, agriculture research, production and sustainability), Agricultural finance & Rural development (agricultural and rural finance, rural infrastructure development).

  1. Integrate Africa:

Development Research (macroeconomic policy, debt sustainability and forecasting, microeconomic, institutional and development impact), Governance and public financial management (program development, policy management), Statistics (economic and social statistics, statistical capacity building).

  1. Industrialize Africa:

Private Sector Development (strategy and new product, portfolio asset management, special operations), Financial sector development (financial institutions, financial inclusion), Infrastructure, cities & urban development (transport and logistics, ICT), Industrial and trade development.

  1. Improve the lives of the people of Africa:

Water, Human and Social development (education, human capital and employment, sanitation and public health.

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) targets High Potential, best-in-class young professionals with a strong passion for Africa’s development. The Program offers exceptional career opportunities to talented young professionals with leadership potential, an established record of outstanding academic and professional achievement to make a difference to the development of the African continent. It is a three-year leadership opportunity for the development of Bank’s future workforce and leaders. The Bank aims attract highly qualified and motivated professionals from our member countries for a productive and rewarding career path in development. Through the YPP, the Bank ensures continuity and excellence in both the management of its work programs and the provision of policy advice to its RMCs.

The Bank aims to offer this opportunity to 30 candidates for the 2020 cohort. The Bank is an equal opportunity employer. To this end, we are committed to achieving and maintaining a diverse workforce that reflects our diversity


Selection Criteria

Eligibility criteria:

The Young Professional Program targets motivated and high-potential individuals from our member countries. Applicants must meet the following conditions:

  1. Be a citizen of a member country of the Bank (check the list of the countries here)
  2. Be 32 years of age or younger by 1st May 2020.
  3. Possess a Master’s degree or equivalent in any discipline that is relevant to the business of the Bank, with outstanding academic credentials.
  4. Have at least 3 years post graduate work experience in the areas related to the high priority areas (Hi-5s) as mentioned above.
  5. Interested candidates with coding, e-development, animation and platforms designs and maintenance are required this year.
  6. Demonstrable hands-on experience on the African continent and/or in other continent’s developing countries is a necessary requirement.
  7. Have a passion for Africa’s development
  8. Able to leverage knowledge, share and coach others. Work effectively in teams with displayed high adaptability to a diverse environment.
  9. Strong analytical skills, an entrepreneurial drive, results-orientation and problem-solving capability.
  10. High business acumen and innovative mindset.
  11. Be proficient in the Bank’s working languages, either English and/or French.
  12. Have skills that enable you work in a digital environment and embrace technology as it evolves.
  13. Be willing to live in Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire the Bank’s Headquarters, and any other country in Africa where the Bank may require your services.
  14. Ability to travel continentally (20% of your time).

The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

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JISAJILI SASA: SEMINA YA FURSA ZA KIBIASHARA YA MAZAO JAMII YA MIKUNDE TANZANIA

Mimea na mazao jamii ya mikunde kwa miaka mingi imekuwa ikitumika kibiashara na hitaji soko la ndani na hata nje limekuwa likiongezeka kila mwaka. Sababu kubwa ni Uelewa wa watumiaji hasa lishe bora(protini inayopatikana kwenye maharage, choroko, mbaazin.k ni sawa na inayopatikana kwenye nyama na wakati huo huo mazao haya hayana cholestral) kukua na kushuka kwa uchumi na hata mabadiliko ya hali ya hewa.

Hivyo basi taasisi inayoundwa na na wanachama (Tanzania Graduate Farmers Association www.graduatefarmers.co.tz ) kwa kushirikiana na Kilimo Business, Mikunde Tanzania wameandaa Mafunzo haya elekezi ambayo yatawakutanisha wadau mbalimbali wanaojihusisha na biashara zilizo katika mnyororo wa thamani wa mazao jamii ya mikunde. Wadau hawa watapata fursa ya KUFAHAMIANA, KUTENGENEZA NETWORK na KUPATA MAFUNZO ELEKEZI YA ya mbinu bora za ukuzaji na na usimamizi wa kilimo biashara za aina mbalimbali ya mimea jamii ya mikunde kibiashara kuzingatia viwango, ubora na hitaji la soko.

Mazao ambayo yamepewa kipaumbele ni pamoja na Mbaazi, Dengu, Choroko, Maharagwe na Ngwara. Hivyo wadau mbalimbali kama wataalamu, makampuni ya masoko ushauri N.k yatakuwepo kutoa maelezo na maelekezo.

Pia wakati wa mafunzo hayo washiriki watapata nafasi ya kujua fursa nyingine zilizopo kwenye mnyoro wa thamani wa mimea jamii ya mikunde na pia kukutanishwa na kuunganishwa na wataalamu, washauri elekezi, masoko na wasambazaji wa pembejeo.

MATARAJIO BAADA YA MAFUNZO

Baada ya mafunzo hayo inatarajiwa yafuatayo;
1. Washiriki kuongeza uelewa wao juu ya fursa na mbinu mbalimbali za kukuza na hata kusimamia, kuhifadhi na biashara ya mikunde.
2. Washiriki wataweza kuunganishwa na watoa huduma mbalimbali kulingana na maeneo waliyomo.
3. Washirki kuunda network ama kujiunga na network ambayo itakuwa inawapatia sauti ya pamoja, ushauri na taarifa na habari mbalimbali pamoja na uhakika wa masoko na pembejeo.
4. Mipango ya Mafunzo mengine elekezi mikoa na sehemu mbalimbali
5. Kuwa na mikataba ya uzalishaji na hata uuzaji na ununuzi wa pembejeo na mazao mengine.

NAMNA YA KUSHIRIKI

Jaza fomu HII HAPA ili waandaaji wapate kufahamu vyema biashara, eneo, mawasiliano na matarajio.

Mafunzo haya yatagharimu kiasi cha sh. 35000 ikiwa ni gharama za kuchangia ukumbi, usafiri wa wataalamu toka vituo vya utafiti na gharama za mafunzo n.k. Muombaji ataalikwa kwa barua ama sms ama email toka Graduate Farmers yenye maelekezo ya account ya Kulipia.

Kwa mawasiliano zaidi piga simu 0753843321 ama 0713727565 ama 0789856246.

MIKUNDE KWA FAIDA KIBIASHARA, AFYA NA ARDHI

MIKUNDE KWA FAIDA KIBIASHARA, AFYA NA UTUNZAJI ARDHI
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Je unafahamu mimea jamii ya mikunde? Je unadhani kuna aina ngapi za mimea jamii ya mikunde ukiachana na mbaaazi, Dengu, Choroko, Maharage, Kunde?
 
Je unafaham fursa za kibiashara zibnazopatikana katika Kukuza, Kuuza, Kununua, kusafirisha na hata kusindika MIMEA JAMII YA MIKUNDE hapo ulipo?
 
Je unafahamu kupika ama namna bora ya kula kiafya?
 
Je unataka habbari zaidi juu MBINU BORA ZA UZALISHAJI NA BIASHARA YA MIKUNDE? Kama uchaguzi wa mbegu, uhifadhi na utunzaji, ushauri wa kitaalamu, mnyororo wa thamani, kupata na kukuza masoko kwa tija zaidi?
 
Je unataka kufahamu ni mimea gani jamii ya mikunde yenye kuleta faida katika ARDHI na hata AFYA YAKO?
 
Je ungependa kuwekeza katika moja ya monyororo ya thamani ya mikunde Tanzania na hata duniani?
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Kama ndio basi ungana na Eastern Africa Grain Council Kilimo Business and Associates Kilimo Inalipa, Jikite, “Do Agric, It Pays” Campaign Tanzania Graduate Farmers Association- TGFA, Agri-ProFocus Tanzania, Lishe Bureau,
katika MJADALA na mada za #KilimoBiasharaMikunde kupia http://www.graduatefarmers.co.tz na http://www.agriprofocus.com/tanzania
 
Pia tumia fursa hii kukutana na wadau mbalimbali wa mikunde Tanzania na Duniani wakijadili fursa na namna ya kutatua changamoto za kibiashara katika minyororoya thamani ya mikunde, Pia katika kuathimisha #MwakaWaMikunde2016 #IYP2016 katika *MAONYESHO YA KILIMO BIASHARA TANZANIA* yatakayofanyika kuanzia tar 24th mpaka 25th June Pale Viwanja vya kituo cha utafiti selian
 
Kwa maelezo zaidi tuma sms/ whatsapp ama piga namba +255753843321 ama +255718664645 email kilimobiznet@gmail.com cc jbngomuo@eagc.org

Apply to attend (YALIS 2016) – Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit in Innovation

Youth employment and hunger are two key issues that have been impacted by the economic crisis. This is particularly true for youth living in developing countries, representing 85% of the world youth. In an attempt to address these issues, the Global Youth Innovation Network, GYIN, has initiated its second Global Youth Summit called the 2016 Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, and Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation (YALESI 2016).

The summit will prioritise young people’s needs, considering their developmental needs, and including underserved populations, such as girls, to an effective and inclusive employment strategy.

The summit, representing over 100 countries, will give its participants the tools to learn and share how young women and men, especially in rural areas, are increasingly acquiring new capacities and developing innovative solutions to transform themselves as Hunger Fighters, Job Creators, Innovators, and Change Agents. Youth participants and partner organizations will present proven innovative agribusiness and entrepreneurship practices by sharing their knowledge, expertise, challenges and success stories.

To Apply, visit: http://yalesi.org/register/
Requirement: Youth applicants are required to submit a business plan / project idea as part of the application process
Deadline: January 31, 2016

YALESI 2016 will be held in Dakar, Senegal from March 28-April 1, 2016

GYIN is a fully youth-inspired and led network for youth entrepreneurs and rural micro-enterprises who are committed to act as hunger fighters, change agents, and innovators, driven by the passion to see generational transformations and changes from the grassroots to the global level. The network creates an environment to support youth in development and empowerment programs through the following objectives: Leadership / Agribusiness / Entrepreneurship / Education / Community Engagement.

ApplyNow! Youth Agribusiness, Leadership, & Entrepreneurship Summit on Innovation in Dakar, March 29-31, 2016. http://yalesi.org/register/ #yalesi2016
Enquiries: Communications@gyin.org

Kindly share with your networks:
Budding youth entrepreneur? interested in participating in an Entrepreneurship Summit in Dakar, Senegal? Apply now: http://yalesi.org/register/ #yalesi2016

Meet the winners of the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge

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The winners of the Durban AgriHack Talent Challenge, which took place from 28 November to 02 December 2015 in Durban in South Africa, were announced on 2nd December, at the closing ceremony of the Global Forum for Innovation in Agriculture, African Edition (GFIA Africa).

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  • Climate change category : 

Winning team: Students from the Centre for Geoinformation Science (CGIS) : Victoria Justine Rautenbach; Sean Cullen and Nadia Oosthuizen
Prototype developed: Temo le Boso.  The platform (website and app) aims to serve as a decision making tool for farmers in selecting what crop type to potentially plant in their area under future climatic conditions.
Rewards: 4000 euros + consulting opportunity to fully build the services.

AgriHack climate change cat winners

For their prototype, they used open data from many sources, notably those of the CGIAR Research Program on Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), a partner of the activity. They received their trophy from a Board member of the Southern African Confederation of Agricultural Unions (SACAU), another partner of the activity.

  • Spore Magazine category

Team: Layyers (Jose Kabeya, Peter Seme Silwimba and Thamsanqa Mahlaola)
Prototype developed: This is a mobile app that will enable users to read content published on the Spore agricultural magazine online platform and provides a space for readers to interact and discuss the articles they have read. Trophy handed out by Vish Eraman, a representative of the Durban University of Techonology (DUT) a partner of the activity.
Rewards: 4000 euros + consulting opportunity to build the final app.

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  • Start-up category

Team: Diepsloot Kasi Hive (Linda Sibeko, Jacob Simelane, Johannes Swalo (Jessey) Nkale)
Prototype:  An app than can link up vegetable growers with their targeted market. The app will enable vegetable growers to interact with the market and inform people about their produce, in such a way that increases their knowledge of where their produce is needed and improves access to market. They target their local community for their services. Trophy given by Michael Hailu, CTA Director.
Rewards: 6000 euros + incubation start up prize with michael

  • Special GODAN Prize (Best use of open data)

The Global Open Data for Agriculture and Nutrition (GODAN), rewards the innovation that made best use of open data.
Team: MobiElectro (Mpfumeri Errence Baloyi and Solly Sifiso Cossa)
Prototype: This platform harness cloud computing and the internet of things to improve water management on farms. It is a 2-tiered platform composed of an electronic circuit (sensors) that monitor water level on farms and send the information to an app (which farmers can monitor anywhere) through the cloud. In return, the app allows farmers to control their irrigation systems and manage field watering remotely.
Rewards: 3000 euros cash + 2000 euros of material.
The trophy was handed out by André Laperrière, Director of GODAN. They used data such as CCAFS climate change data.

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For more information on prizes and rewards check http://durban-agrihack.ict4ag.org/index.php/prizes/.

International Year of Pulses 2016! Spread the word

Spread the word: The official International Year of Pulses logo

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The 68th UN General Assembly declared 2016 the International Year of Pulses (IYP) (A/RES/68/231)

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has been nominated to facilitate the implementation of the Year in collaboration with Governments, relevant organizations, non-governmental organizations and all other relevant stakeholders.

The IYP 2016 aims to heighten public awareness of the nutritional benefits of pulses as part of sustainable food production aimed towards food security and nutrition. The Year will create a unique opportunity to encourage connections throughout the food chain that would better utilize pulse-based proteins, further global production of pulses, better utilize crop rotations and address the challenges in the trade of pulses.

What are pulses and why are they important?

Pulses are annual leguminous crops yielding between one and 12 grains or seeds of variable size, shape and colour within a pod, used for both food and feed.  The term “pulses” is limited to crops harvested solely for dry grain, thereby excluding crops harvested green for food, which are classified as vegetable crops, as well as those crops used mainly for oil extraction and leguminous crops that are used exclusively for sowing purposes (based on the definition of “pulses and derived products” of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations).

Pulse crops such as lentils, beans, peas and chickpeas are a critical part of the general food basket.  Pulses are a vital source of plant-based proteins and amino acids for people around the globe and should be eaten as part of a healthy diet to address obesity, as well as to prevent and help manage chronic diseases such as diabetes, coronary conditions and cancer; they are also an important source of plant-based protein for animals.

In addition, pulses are leguminous plants that have nitrogen-fixing properties which can contribute to increasing soil fertility and have a positive impact on the environment.

The IYP website will be the main platform to share information and relevant resources with different partners. The current version will be updated soon, please come back for more information.