Young innovators involved in the green economy will take centre stage at the 5th annual Green Youth Indaba, which is taking place at the Innovation Hub on 28 and 29 June. The event is expected to attract over 700 young people.

 

The Minister of Science and Technology, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, and the Minister of the Environment, Edna Molewa, are expected to address the event on 28 June, and the Minister of Small Business Development, Lindiwe Zulu, will do so on 29 June.

 

This year’s indaba is all about young people empowering themselves through climate innovation and sustainable skills development.

 

The conference brings industry experts and the youth together to talk about careers and entrepreneurial opportunities in the green economy. The aim is to raise awareness of global warming and the importance of coming up with innovative solutions to lower carbon emissions.

 

There will be an exhibition showcasing the green technologies that young innovators have come up with, and a session at which they can pitch business ideas aimed at solving climate change problems to potential investors.

 

The focus will be on sustainable mobility, waste management and recycling, agriculture and forestry, water conservation, and green skills development.

 

The media are invited as follows:

Date:     28 June 2018

Time:    08:30-16:00

Venue: The Innovation Hub, Pretoria

 

Issued by the Department of Science and Technology and the Green Youth Indaba 2018.

 

For more information contact Julian Leshilo-Sebake (DST) at 060 961 2194 or Thato Motlhabani (Green Youth Network) at 076 641 9135.

 

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