YOUTH EMPOWERMENT NETWORK (YEN)
MONTHLY DIALOGUES The Lekgotla Way, OUR HERITAGE: Knowledge Creation - Knowledge Consolidation - Knowledge Sharing - Knowledge Appreciation - Knowledge Exchange - Knowledge Application - Knowledge Management - Knowledge Preservation - Growing Together
YOUTH EMPOWERMENT NETWORK (YEN): South Africa is one of the countries in the world that has taken a decisive step to promote Youth Entrepreneurship, and yet we are one of the poor performers in Youth Enterprise Development. We have created this network to add to the country’s efforts in developing and empowering our youth. Every year in June, the South African youth month, we will host this network to remind ourselves that the youth are our future and we should take stock of how we are performing in their empowerment through entrepreneurship. However, this network goes beyond enterprise development. It covers all the areas of our society where we want youth input and participation. We are proud of this network. It has been running annually since 2011 and we would like to promote it beyond South Africa and the continent. We want to connect our youth with the other youth of the world, and build exchange platforms and programmes, like the Conceptualizing a Successful & Sustainable Youth Enterprise Development Model (Products & Services, Business Development & Market Access, Systems & Knowledge Support, Exports Markets Development, Financial & Technical Support, etc.).
THE 20th ANNIVERSARY INITIATIVE: We are marking COMETSA 20th Anniversary Celebrations in 2017 with the launch of the monthly COMETSA Professional Management Services – NETWORKS & FORUMS. These take a form of presentations, round-table discussions (dialogues and conversations), and questions & answers format facilitated by COMETSA Methodologists, Experts, Associates and Partners. In this fast changing world, it is impossible to remain at the required level of knowledge, expertise and information without formal and forums as part of continuous professional development. As a human capital development and management consulting company we see a need to coordinate and host such forums. Initially these forums will be hosted in Gauteng Province. In the near future we will make these Forums available across the country, in each Province, on demand.