Association de Jeunes Visionnaires pour Developpement du Congo AJVDC

(Unverified non-profit organisation)

Association de Jeunes Visionnaires pour le Développement du Congo (AJVDC) is a youth civic engagement framework, formation initiative and exchange framework that aims to promote youth entrepreneurship and peace, reconciliation and community resiliency in Eastern of Congo.
Investment in creating income generating opportunities for Congolese people is one of the most effective ways to lift citizens out of the cycle of poverty, offering tremendous potential for increasing stability, and opening doors to improved health and education.

What do they do:

• Promoting youth innovations ideas to create and manage their own enterprises and to encourage entrepreneurial spirit among the youth.
• Running the Entrepreneurship Academy, short courses of 15 days each, to encourage ideas, and help with technical and managerial skills. This academy is hosted free times per year.
• Encouraging innovative ideas in different fields such as agribusiness, artisanal activities, and small scale mining.
• Connecting young entrepreneurs, gathering those with common goals in cooperatives, in their fields and area of business.
• Improving their products and services marketing.
• Promoting cross-border market in the great lakes region, Congo, Rwanda, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, South Sudan, Burundi.li>
• Forming Youth Business groups.
• Promoting fair trade, increasing the chance for youth access to international market.
• Structuring the local, national and regional market for youth business.
• Allowing exchange of experiences between young entrepreneurs.
• Promoting public private markets.
• Promoting access to seed funds, crowd funding and bank credit for youth entrepreneurs.
• Providing access to finances and financial development institutions.
• Encouraging volunteer mentors to accompany the start-ups, for coaching.
• Organizing and attend economic forums.
• Encouraging youth volunteering for humanitarian and environmental actions, for sustainable development and peacebuilding in Eastern of Congo and around the region.
• Forming volunteer groups, Sanitation Brigade, Green Brigade and Anti-rape Brigade.

Website

http://www.ajvdc.org

Year established

2011

Organisation annual cash turnover (in US$ equivalent)

Less than 500,000

Participant in relevant networks

AJVDC youth group, is affilied to International Cities of peace,

About this organisation

Partnership types

Advocacy of global issues; Doing business with the poor; Project funding

Global issues

Children, youth and family welfare; Education and training; Human rights; Peace and...show all (4)