Cameroon's Higher Education Minister Jacques Fame Ndongo and The Francophone University Agency (Agence Universitaire de la Francophonie, AUF) Rector Slim Khalbous met last week to discuss student employability, focusing on a €2 million (XAF1.7 billion) project supporting young entrepreneurs.
Khalbous presented the "Start-up 237: 100 projects Made in Cameroon" initiative, funded by the French Fonds équipe France (FEF). The project, launched in partnership with Cameroon's ministries of higher education and small businesses, aims to support 50 student and 50 private-sector entrepreneurial projects over two years.
The project will provide multi-faceted support to help entrepreneurs mature their businesses and create jobs for other young people, we learn.
Khalbous also met French Ambassador Thierry Marchand, discussing potential collaboration in the digital sector.
The "Start-up 237" project aims to address youth unemployment by fostering entrepreneurship. The French Embassy coordinates the project, with AUF serving as the implementing partner.
Michel Ange Nga