We are a team of experienced self-starters and global policy professionals with expertise in politics, business and civil society. We want to play our part in preparing the next generation for the opportunities and challenges they will face in a century of increased and rapid change.
The YBBA’s Purpose
The Young Black Business Award (YBBA) is amplifying, celebrating, rewarding and financially investing in our talented young, so that these driven, hope-filled 21st century heroes, heroines and inventors are in turn inspired to provide ethical, technological and economic leadership to the many who like them crave a sense of purpose and the tools needed to build a better future. Put simply the YBBA aims to:
- Seek out and celebrate those young black people in the UK who embody the agile, pioneering, disruptive spirit of innovation and environmental sensitivity that will typify this new age and connect them with like-minded change makers across the globe.
- Raise awareness of 4IR amongst disadvantaged BAME communities in regard to career pathways and the associated risks resulting from entering careers that will cease to exist within a decade.
- Increase awareness of business development opportunities in relation to emerging industries globally. Increase awareness of the disproportionately greater risks black communities and countries face if they do not adopt a proactive mode of operation in relation to existing AI related changes which will increase both in magnitude and pace over the next decade.
- Maximise the potential for our contribution to link in with and complement other national and international initiatives like Google’s Digital Skills for Africa programme (DSA),and the Uganda based Kafeero Foundation by locating our flagship event in Global Entrepreneurship Week.
We are committed to popularising our burgeoning powerhouse of young black excellence.