White House : The Mara Foundation pledges to empower 1 million youth and women entrepreneurs in East Africa through the Mara Mentor Platform

White House : The Mara Foundation pledges to empower 1 million youth and women entrepreneurs in East Africa through the Mara Mentor Platform
25 Jul

White House : The Mara Foundation pledges to empower 1 million youth and women entrepreneurs in East Africa through the Mara Mentor Platform

President Obama and President Kenyatta opened the 6th annual Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES), co-hosted by the United States and the Government of Kenya, and announced new commitments to promote entrepreneurship as a driver for economic growth, social inclusion, and secure communities. Following his historic 2009 Cairo speech, President Obama elevated innovation and entrepreneurship in the U.S. engagement agenda and hosted the first GES at the White House in 2010.  Over the past six years, the United States has been a leader in catalyzing entrepreneurship globally by developing innovative ecosystems; advocating for stronger business climates through rule of law and transparent business conduct; promoting entrepreneurship for women, youth, and marginalized communities; and mobilizing the private sector to expand impact.

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