China-Africa Youth Innovation and
Entrepreneurship Forum: Creating a Better
On the morning of September 26, 2021 China-Africa Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum, one of the important economic and trade negotiation activities of the second China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo, was successfully held in Xiangjiang Fund Town, Xiangjiang New Area, Hunan Province.
At the forum, young entrepreneurs and students from China, Kenya, Benin, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Gambia and more than a dozen African countries and regions jointly launched initiatives on innovation and entrepreneurship through online and offline interaction, and discussed cooperation and development for a better future.
Zheng Jianxin, mayor of Changsha, capital of Hunan province, expressed the hope that the China-Africa Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum will build a bridge of communication and a bond of cooperation, lead young Chinese and African friends to participate in the wave of innovation and entrepreneurship, and promote the in-depth development of China-Africa economic and trade cooperation.
“I am from Cameroon and have been living in China for five years,” said Mr. Joseph Mend, co-founder of the China- Africa Youth Federation and head of the African youth delegation in China. After finishing my studies, I will go back to China to develop my country and promote the friendly relations between China and Africa.
Yang Tao, founder of Kilimall, a leading e-commerce platform in Africa, hopes to better match supply and demand
and expand the market through the China-Africa Economic and Trade Expo. He said that China will increase investment in the digital economy and e-commerce platforms in Africa and create more jobs in Africa to create a better future for Both sides. By vigorously building local warehouses, Kilimall can achieve “next-day delivery” for 50% of packages in Africa, which is close to the domestic speed.
At the forum, five entrepreneurial projects, including WapiPay, a cross-border payment platform for China-Africa trade and economic cooperation, AHDAI, a wireless broadband with ultra-high cost performance for the Last Mile, Guoray Technology, a healthy snack brand using African green fruits, MOOVED, a home appliance brand, and PAYGO Beebee jump, an off-grid solar finance lease, made wonderful shows. The five projects provide targeted solutions to China-Africa trade, the urgent needs of local people and the upgrading of domestic consumption. The main founders of the projects all stick to the front line of the African market, and all have achieved rapid and adverse growth during COVID-19 Pandemic.