#AfDB Organizes Cassava Processing Training for African Youth

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African youth development once again receives attention from the African Development Bank (AFDB) and the Brazil-Africa Institute (BAI).

The two organizations have recently partnered to birth a new initiative under the Youth Technical Training Program (YTTP), to train young African professionals in research and technology transfer, contributing to local capacity development.

With various professional development schemes, YTTP initiative will be exploiting the Brazilian technology, skills, and knowledge in core areas including education, creative industry, infrastructure, health, information and communication, agriculture and rural development.

One vital package of the training is the cassava training initiative which started on the 14th of September and was the most effective amongst others.

According to the Bank’s Director of Agriculture and Agro-Industries, Chiji Ojukwu, two months have been set aside for the first batch of cassava processing trainees.

“The development of the cassava training program is one of the many programs of ENABLE (Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment) Youth Program of the AfDB. There will be more such programs to be developed with the Brazil Africa Institute, “he said.

The President of the Brazil Africa Institute, João Bosco Monte, “This is just the beginning,” he said.

“I am optimistic that this program will change the fortune of African youths,” he added.

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