Members of the IYA participated in a roundtable discussion organized by the Canadian High Commission in Nigeria on 25 November 2013.
Eight young female entrepreneurs were present for the roundtable discussion which was focused on young female entrepreneurship. IYA member Obafemi Victoria gave an overview of IYA’s operations and talked about the challenges young women face in getting involved in agribusiness. The roundtable presented the opportunity for other participants to also share their experiences.
Prior to attending the roundtable, members of the IYA received Mr Marcello Di Franco, the Canadian Deputy High Commissioner and Dr Paulyn Appah, Senior Process Development Consultant in IITA Ibadan.
After presentations by the IYA, Mr Di Franco commended the youngsters for their efforts.
”Keep up the good work and surround yourself with people with a lot of ideas,” he said.
Present at the roundtable were Ms Sylvia Koleva and Trade Commissioner, Ms Sarah Branco; Director General Africa Bureau, Ms Patricia Malikail; High Commissioner Perry J. Calderwood; and Senior Advisor in Africa, Sean Sunderland.