In a room where everyone shared a passion for business creation, I had the opportunity to sit with 17 young Africans. It is inspiring to see the enthusiasm and strength with which they want to grasp entrepreneurship.
Being among young dreamers is one of my greatest joys. I can see myself in their entrepreneurial spirit and their passion for creating something new. That’s what happened at the Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Conference, which took place at the University of Cape Verde on October 10, 2019.
I like to be close to the students because their energy inspires me a lot and I hope someday to be able to repay them not only with my experience and advice, but especially with the job and training opportunities that I am committed to creating. It is in this spirit that I award 10 merit-based scholarships to students at the University of Cape Verde.
The world population has never had so many young people. This is the largest generation of young people the world has ever seen. Therefore, there is enormous human potential. We must believe in this generation, give them the tools to exceed themselves and do things they never thought possible.
There is a new generation inspired by Africa and it is so gratifying to share this sense of belonging to the African continent. Will this energy transform our common destinies? I believe so.
I was privileged to meet a group of young students at the University of Warwick who were truly passionate by the idea of development on the African continent. Together we shared our concerns and dreams, but most of all the commitment to ensure Africa fulfils its full potential.
To create a business is to generate value and, with that, to build a better world. Each time we set up a well-structured project that generates positive results we are moving the world one step further along, and all our lives with it. I believe that Africa will be the next great stage of business development. It could not be any other way.
I shared my vision for Africa with the next generation of entrepreneurs and leaders at the University of Warwick, UK. My dream is that one day Africa will fulfil its destiny and become a continent of peace, democracy and prosperity.