Igniting the Spark of Entrepreneurship
As of January 2023, Afterbreak Magazine added a new column titled ”YouthBiz”, short for Youth in Business to promote and strengthen Youth Entrepreneurship in Namibia.
According to Youth Business International, entrepreneurship is a transformative option to unlock income generation. Youth entrepreneurship creates decent work for young people, strengthens communities and drives inclusive economic growth, but for too many young people, entrepreneurship is out of reach.
Afterbreak Youth in Business is a column that will feature stories of young Namibian business owners speaking on their businesses, how they started, lessons they’ve learned, in order to inspire and empower young people and share lessons that aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from.
Telling the Stories of Namibian Innovators
Youth entrepreneurship is a transformative option that can unlock income generation and create decent work for young people. It also strengthens communities and drives inclusive economic growth. Unfortunately, many young people face barriers to starting their own businesses.
Afterbreak Youth in Business seeks to contribute to a better understanding of how youth social entrepreneurship can both support youth development and help achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. The lively participation of young people in sustainable development efforts is crucial in creating a sustainable, inclusive, and stable society by 2030.
Youth must be at the centre of achieving the 2030 Agenda.Lakshmi Puri
Reaching the Masses: A Digital Magazine Initiative
Afterbreak Youth in Business seeks to contribute to the understanding of how youth social entrepreneurship can both support youth development and help accelerate the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals.
In agreement with the World Youth Report: Youth Social Entrepreneurship and the 2030 Agenda, the importance of the youth contribution to achieving sustainable and inclusive development is acknowledged within the international development community. United Nations Security Council resolutions 2250 (2015) and 2419 (2018) recognize that young people can be agents of change in promoting peace and security and call for greater youth participation and opportunities for meaningful youth engagement in decision-making at the local, national, regional and international levels.
As a digital magazine, the “Youth in Business” column will be rolled out through article posts, reels, and social media posts on platforms such as Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter. This initiative will further aid Afterbreak’s efforts in empowering the Namibian youth and support job creation through entrepreneurship and youth-led innovation.
This year moving forward, Afterbreak Magazine pledges to work in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.Rejoice Amutenya, Founder of Afterbreak Magazine
A Call to Action: Building a Brighter Future for Namibia’s Youth
Afterbreak Magazine continues to place great importance on empowering, educating and entertaining the Namibian youth to create a community of growth. It would also like to take the opportunity to call on all stakeholders – the government, donors, international agencies as well as communities, families, businesses and individuals to reaffirm and recommit to working towards a sustainable future for all.
Sustainable Development Goals
SDG8 Decent Work and Economic Growth
SDG9 Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure