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Youth conneck conference
It was an honor for me and Veronique Boumtje to represent youth at the ceremony for presentation of human development report by UNDP(United Nations Development Programme) and MINEPAT(Ministère de l’ Économie, de la Planification et de l’ Aménagement du Territoire) this 16th january 2020.
The best is still to come!
It was a pleasure to exchange our modest experience as young woman entrepreneur with young students from UDM(Université Des Montagnes Bgté) on entrepreneurship and women’s rights. After an exhibition of products and services offered by each school’s sector , a wonderful conference took place.
CONFERENCE: “I AM FROM EQUALITY GENERATION : STAND UP FOR WOMEN’S RIGHTS
What emerged from these exchanges:
- Stop wasting time and energy to fight to be the equal of men, let us fight for equal rights, equal access to opportunities, equal access to education.We should always be different but should have equal right.
- Women have so much potential unfortunately they do not exploit. Let us stop the complaints and be the change that we want to see in the world. To be the change that we want to see amounts to taking action: Educating ourselves , train, apply, dare to undertake.
The best is still to come!
2018-Leadership/Business/Entrepreneurship training by Young African Leadership Initiative Regional Leadership
The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is the United States’ signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders.
2019 :Young Entrepreneurship Innovation Challenge (YEIC) by (United Nation Development Program) UNDP
le YEIC est une compétition nationale lancée par le PNUD le 01 Août dernier, invitant les jeunes camerounais de 15 à 35
ans, à proposer des projets d’entreprises innovants et durables, capables de générer des emplois stables et de contribuer à
booster la croissance économique du pays. 1300 projets soumis ont été examinés. A l’issue de cette sélection, 60 ont été
retenus pour la phase finale durant laquelle les participants ont eu des formations intensives sur l’entrepreneuriat et le
développement des plans d’affaire, des visites en entreprises et des sessions de pitch devant un panel d’experts. Ce
bootcamp s’est achevé par la remise des prix aux 30 meilleurs projets
PRA’s team have been selected to join the 10-week Entrepreneurship in Agribusiness .
AMI and Agripreneurship Alliance are offering applicants of the GoGettaz Agripreneur Prize, the opportunity to learn
Thank you to GOGETTAZ, AMI (African Management Institute), AGRIPRENEURSHIP ALLIANCE and all others partners.
It’s was a nice experience.
2021 Africa Prize by Royal Academy of Engineering
The Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation was launched in March 2014 to stimulate, celebrate and
reward innovation and entrepreneurship across sub-Saharan Africa.
Since then it has provided invaluable training, mentoring and communications support to 102 businesses across 16
countries. It also has an established alumni programme with 71% of Africa Prize alumni currently generating
Biopackaging transforms banana and plantain stems into biodegradable paper packaging products, reducing both deforestation and plastic waste. Agricultural entrepreneur Armelle Sidje believes zero waste can be the new normal in Cameroon, where her shopping bags, cardboard and rolls of paper replace wood-based paper and plastic packaging.
Despite historically being the world leader in plantain production, Cameroon has already seen a loss of 200,000 hectares of vegetation due to deforestation for plastic-accumulating landfills. Roughly 4.3 million tonnes of plantain fruit is produced in Cameroon each year, and twice as much as this is discarded as waste by farmers. Sidje and her team collect plantain stems from this valuable biomass waste to produce a biodegradable alternative to paper and plastic packaging.
The process involves unsheathing the plantain and banana stems, extracting the fibres, and boiling to remove lignite. A paper pulp made from the cellulose that remains is then dried in the sun, from which Biopackaging is made, fit for purpose for retail applications.
Sidje and her team have grown their business considerably over the last year, increasing production from two bags a week in 2019 to 50 bags each day in 2020. Their goal for 2021 is to increase production to 500 bags per day. To expand Sidje’s zero waste vision across the continent, they are also developing an online platform to connect eco-friendly packaging customers with sellers across sub-Saharan Africa. Sidje also hopes to create jobs for rural women and young people as her business grows.
On 14 October, The World Bank held its annual meeting: “Making Climate Action Count
Cameroon Agricultural entrepreneur Armelle Sidje Tamo believes zero waste can be the new normal in Cameroon, where her shopping bags, cardboard and rolls of paper replace wood-based paper and plastic packaging. Despite historically being the world leader in plantain production, Cameroon has already seen a loss of 200,000 hectares of vegetation due to deforestation for plastic-accumulating landfills. Roughly 4.3 million tonnes of plantain fruit is produced in Cameroon each year, and twice as much as this is discarded as waste by farmers. Sidje and her team collect plantain stems from this valuable biomass waste to produce a biodegradable alternative to paper and plastic packaging. Network and telecommunication engineer, Armelle Sidje Tamo, founder of PRA (Product Related to Agricultural sector) has several experiences in waste management, in leadership, rural and youth employment. Armelle Sidje Tamo and her team have grown their business considerably over the last year, increasing production from two bags a week in 2019 to 50 bags each day in 2020. Their goal for 2022 is to increase production to 500 bags per day. To expand PRA’s zero waste vision across the continent; she and her team work hard and plan to train others Cameroonian and others countries in this amazing business opportunity. They have won several awards across Africa and are in permanent growth process. She believes that the best is still to come! . PRA through its founder Armelle SIDJE TAMO was invited to participate for its opinion on how to participate in this collective action in general and especially how to advance in its region which is Cameroon. Climate change is real and affects every country in the world; we at PRA are doing our part to fight against it by producing biodegradable packaging and especially by reforestation. We invite you to join us in this action to improve our climate condition