The World Bank Belnasa Youth Forum (BYF), a self-organized collective of young people from Botswana; eSwatini; Lesotho; Namibia and South Africa (BELNS) will be hosting a webinar under the theme “Unlocking youth-led Innovation” on the 06 October 2023 from 11:00 - 13:30, SAST. 

Keynote Speaker: Pe...

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  • Post revenue; Pre-revenue (but with developed IP or prototype). The venture must demonstrate commercial potential.


  • Addressing one of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals


At least one founder/CEO must be full-time. Women-led or youth-led businesses are particularly encouraged to apply, as are businesses led by persons from historically disadvantaged communities.


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