Green enterPRIZE Innovation & Development in Zimbabwe

The proposed project seeks to contribute to solving a series of inter-related development problems, such as high levels of youth employment, low levels of formal and growth oriented entrepreneurship and unsustainable production processes of SMEs in Zimbabwe. The causes of these problems stem from, among other things, historical gender inequality where women, and especially young women, do not have access to equal technical skills and entrepreneurship development opportunities. In addition, the current education system does not produce work ready graduates and neither graduates with entrepreneurial skills and competencies, which results in both young men and women struggling to find employment as well as struggling to start their own businesses.