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. We want to further inspire these driven, hope-filled 21st century heroes, heroines and inventors to provide ethical, technological and economic leadership along with much needed social capital to the many who, like them, crave a sense of purpose and the emotional as well as practical tools needed to build a better future. Put simply the YBBA aims to:
- Seek out and celebrate those black millennials (18-30) 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 less than a decade.
- Increase awareness of business development opportunities in relation to emerging industries globally. Increase awareness of the disproportionately greater risks faced by black communities if they do not adopt a more proactive mode in relation to better understanding the implications of Artificial Intelligence applications like facial recognition technology in relation to law enforcement.
- 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’s Power The Next annual start up and tech convention in East and central Africa.
We are committed to popularising our burgeoning powerhouse of millennial black excellence, please join us.