#YALILearns is a Network-wide initiative to promote shared learning and collaboration among YALI Network members and applicants; Participants at the Conference for Emerging Entrepreneurs (CEE) are selected from the pool of applicants and YALI Networkers.
They are budding business owners who are being given an opportunity to learn from USA Exchange Alumni, interact with accomplished business owners, create new business networks, get exposed to mentoring with willing business owners, share ideas, acquire new skills for business expansion and access to finance.
“The Implementing Partner for the YALILEARNS being hosted by the Public Affairs Section, US Consulate Lagos is Field of Skills and Dreams VTE Academy (www.fsd.ng).
The 1st conference held in Lagos in March 2017 for 100 Selected participants with a follow up and stock-taking event in September 2017. Some of the success stories are published here.
Following the success of the 1st Conference, a 2nd Conference is holding in Port Harcourt in April 2018.
A total of 121 participants have been selected.
The CEE Port Harcourt will also give business grants to 4 participants selected from the Lagos Edition who have shown marked improvements in their business in the last one year. This will support their success and encourage them to continue to excel.