Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment | A Project for Togo

The group's visit to South Florida included a stop in Homestead to visit the Heritage Market, including their hydroponic greenhouse, where they are continually experimenting and innovating techniques to grow more produce in less space.

This IVLP project was an in-person follow up to a 2021 virtual program for five entrepreneurs from Togo. The objectives were to introduce basic entrepreneurship skills; explore U.S. enterprise incubators and accelerators; examine tools to manage emerging entrepreneurship; and discuss U.S. private sector investment and partnership possibilities. The entrepreneurs met with a mix of incubators, higher education and K-12 institutions, public-private partnerships, and various industry sectors (including agriculture, tech, and small businesses). They also had time for a tour of Washington DC, an excursion to the Everglades, and a Broadway show.

Participants had a chance to visit the Global Leadership Academy Charter School Southwest at Huey in West Philadelphia where they met with students and toured the school's urban farm.


Sponsors & Partnerships

U.S. Department of State
International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State
Global Ties Miami
World Trade Center Institute
Citizen Diplomacy International of Philadelphia

Project summary

Entrepreneurship and Youth Employment | A Project for Togo | May 2022
Number of Visitors: 5
Regions: Africa
Countries: Togo
Impact Areas: Entrepreneurship, Youth Leadership Development
Program Areas: Global Leadership