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About Arewa Entrepreneurship Conference

The northern states of Nigeria are faced with myriad of economic and social problems and general downturn - ranging from umemployment, under-employment, poverty, poor education and educational systems, lack of industries, among others.

To an entrepreneur and businessman, these problems and challenges are opportunities that can be turned to wealth - only if the northern entrepreneurs and businessmen will alighn their respective business objectives for the collective interest and development of the northern Nigeria.

In appreciation of these challenges and opportunities that lies within, Arewa Entrepreneurship Frontier Network (AEFNet) is convening the second edition of Arewa Entrepreneurship Conference in Kaduna. The conference will be bringing 1,000 inspiring and aspiring entrepreneurs, businessmen, CEO's, policymakers and investors from across the 19 northern states and the FCT to delibrate on these pertinent issues in an effort to contribute to the making of a viable and prosperous northern Nigeria.

This years' edition with the theme "Enterpreneurship as a Tool for Agricultural Innovation, Youth Development and Jobs Creation" has a line-up of exciting speakers and panelist that will be contributing to the discuss. These contributors cut-across different sectors and industries including entertainment, technology, agriculture, finance, arts & crafts, governance, academics, fashion and manufacturing.

Conference Objective

Arewa Entrepreneurship Conference has a primary objective of providing an interactive platform for the northern business community to network, discuss issues and trends, and create opportunities for all. And contribute to the socio-economic development of the north and Nigeria through our programmes and engagements.

Conference Topics

  • The future of agriculture in Nigeria.
  • Creating opportunities in agriculture through entrepreneurship.
  • Financing agriculture and other businesses.
  • Opportunities through STEM, women empowerment, creativity and Self-Help.
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