Minister in the Presidency for Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation and Chairperson of the National Planning Commission, Jeff Radebe will host a breakfast meeting with business leaders on the National Development Plan (NDP) Brand Ambassadors programme of the Department of Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation (DPME).
The meeting intends to introduce the NDP Brand Ambassador Programme to the business sector, foster strong relationship on youth entrepreneurship and encourage active citizenry within the premise of the six pillars of the NDP.
The six pillars of the NDP are: mobilisation of all South Africans, active engagement of citizens in their own development, expansion of the economy and making growth inclusive, building of key capabilities - human, physical and institutional; building a capable and developmental state and fostering strong leadership throughout society.
The DPME NDP Brand Ambassador Programme is premised on action to champion youth entrepreneurship, boost economic growth, increase employment, reduce poverty and inequality.
The meeting is expected to explore ways in which government, youth and business can collaborate in the objectives of investing in local innovators and entrepreneurs that will ultimately create jobs that are required to grow an inclusive economy as envisaged in the NDP.
Details of the event are as follows:
Date: Friday 1, September 2017
Venue: Union Buildings, room 159
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