Why Give: Youths need to be empowered

How can civil society and business help empower young Nigerians? Jim Ovia, founder of Zenith Bank and Visafone, and founder of the ICT Foundation for Youth Empowerment, shares how he leverages his business experience in the field of philanthropy. For Ovia, inspiring and encouraging youth is the best way to build a stronger society. In this video, Ovia shares why investment in education and youth opportunity will pay large dividends for Nigeria.

“Why Give,” a series of interviews with Africa’s strategic philanthropic leaders, is jointly produced by the Global Philanthropy Forum and the African Philanthropy Forum (APF). Since its launch, the APF has been made possible through the support of USAID, Higher Life Foundation, The MasterCard Foundation, Anonymous, Rockefeller Foundation, Tony Elumelu Foundation, The Elma Growth Foundation, Dangote Foundation, James Mwangi and the World Affairs Council.

Click the link to watch the interview with Jim Ovia:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AyvCPZztPF4

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