On the occasion of International Youth Day 2021, the International Trade Centre (ITC) is launching its first edition of the annual Youth Ecopreneur Awards – a celebration of young entrepreneurs working on innovative solutions for a better, greener planet.

Among partners supporting the initiative are Ambitious Africa, the Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs, the Fondazione Italiana Accenture, GreenTec Capital Partners, Sidley Austin LLP, SME Finance Forum, and Sustainable Business Consulting.

Young, green entrepreneurs from Ghana, Peru, Rwanda, and Uganda will share their experiences as part of the Awards launch, on Thursday, 12 August at 14:00 CEST.
‘Young entrepreneurs are a driving force to build back better and greener. We want to offer a stage and a sounding board for these green solutions,’ said ITC Executive Director Pamela Coke-Hamilton.