Junior Chamber International Botswana is set to host sister organizations in 2013 at the JCI Africa and Middle East Conference to be held in Gaborone. Botswana’s bid to host the Junior Chamber International Africa and Middle East Conference was successfully endorsed by the National Presidents of JCI Africa and Middle East, during the Bamako, Mali, Conference held this month.
The Executive Director JCI, Ngwatshi Enyatseng, hailed this achievement by Botswana saying, “Botswana has never hosted this event before and having it organized in Gaborone will be a great opportunity for young people in Botswana and the SADC region in general to benefit from JCI programmes.
She said the conference will be geared at empowering the youth in Botswana and the rest of the continent on trainings in the field of Entrepreneurship, Leadership and self-development.
“The conference is expected to avail an opportunity for young people to deliberate on global issues, such as contribution towards the UN Millennium Development Goals, UN Global Compact, and Climate Change,” she said.
She added that the 2013 Conference will be aimed at providing an abundance of development opportunities to JCI members and young people in general, for them to be empowered to go back to their communities and create more positive change.
Enyatseng said the conference has a great opportunity to contribute tremendously to Botswana’s Tourism Industry, marketing the Botswana Brand and creating opportunities for Foreign Direct Investment.
“People from across the world will attend this conference giving Botswana an opportunity to sell itself,” she said.
She added that youths should find out more about this upcoming conference and be able to network with other young entrepreneurs from the region as well as market their products.