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International Youth Day 2020 in the Midst of Chaos; Way Forward – By Javnyuy Joybert

International Youth Day 2020 in the Midst of Chaos; Way Forward – By Javnyuy Joybert

 

For Millennial young professionals and entrepreneurs and some Generation Alphas, COVID-19 is their major global economic crisis and pandemic they are facing as key players in the marketplace.

 

The 2020 International Youth Day is ushering young people into the novel economy popular termed the new normal into a different kind of workplace and work culture popularly termed #WFH (Work From Home). 2020 graduates are entering the worst job market since the Great Depression. Job market full of uncertainty, chaos, fast pace change and much more.

 

It is a difficult time for young people, some are afraid of their tomorrow, some are stressed up, some are confused and some are definitely excited and curious about what is coming. The only thing certain is an uncertain future, especially in the present marketplace, digitized and global business world.

 

With COVID-19 pandemic giving birth to more chaos like economic crisis, workplace crisis, unemployment crisis, this has severely affected the livelihoods of young people either as newly recruits, job seekers and or startup owners. Why? You may be asking. The hardest hit segments of the economy or population are daily wagers, low-income earners, entrepreneurs and small-scale businesses and young people make up the largest percentage of this segment.

In this confusing and unsettling times, rapidly changing marketing place, young people need to start making critical and intentional decisions about their careers and businesses. It is high time for young people globally and especially across Africa to know they cannot be on the sidelines, they cannot just watch, they need to wake up, show up and be active key players.

 

Right now playing the blame game, shying away from responsibilities, staying quiet while people are being oppressed, staying quiet in the midst of bribery, corruption, embezzlement and under development is not for any young person in this present age. It is time for young people to be movers and shakers.

 

There is no doubt the pandemic has had deep economic, career and social consequences on young people, which will widen existing inequalities between young people and matured professionals and or the wealthy. Despite the massive unforeseen circumstances caused by the pandemic, the determination, bravery and self-reliant nature of young people will shine forth.

Forward-looking young people are wondering what a post COVID19 marketplace might look like. Truth is, there is a lot of uncertainty how the marketplace will look like after humanity succeed to beat COVID19. Oh yes, you read that right, humanity always win. We are not going to lose this fight.

 

What is the way forward for young professionals and entrepreneurs as we celebrate the International Youth Day? The COVID-19 crisis is an opportunity for change in our society and this give the young people the opportunity to lead and to shape our future.

 

  1. Young entrepreneurs should seek ways to revamp their existing business models to adapt to the novel economy and changing needs of their markets

 

  1. Young professionals should upgrade their skills massively to be employable in the current marketplace driven by remote working and or work from home culture. With businesses and offices being forced to shut down, the economies have come to a halt. The service sector has moved from physical workstations to digital workspaces, thus, increasing the reliance on digital connectivity

 

  1. Young professionals should effectively master how to synchronize machines, systems and humans (staff) to achieve the desired goals

 

  1. Young executives and entrepreneurs should master how to create and lead sustainable and flexible workplace strategies. The current and future workplace is not just physical it is now social and digital workplace

  1. Young professionals and entrepreneurs will consistently need a higher degree of adaptability and resilience for sustainable success in career and business.

 

  1. Young people need to be quick to seize opportunities, speedily improve what needs improving and transform what needs transformation

 

  1. Young people should invest in Future Literacy skill. According to WEF, “it is time our society takes another step forward to cope with this new challenge, becoming a more “future literate” society. This is the skill that allows people to better imagine and make sense of the future. It’s important because it is images of the future that drive our expectations, disappointments and willingness to invest or change”

 

Yes, COVID19 drove the business economy to a standstill but the resiliency, ingenuity, commitment, bravery, skillfulness and resourcefulness of young people will reopen a new massive novel economy.

Happy International Youth Day 2020

 

Javnyuy Joybert

African Youth

www.javnyuyjoybert.com

 

Communication & Presentation Skill Masterclass – Set 1

Communication & Presentation Skill Masterclass By CELBMD Africa in Douala Cameroon

Date: 17th February 2020

The United Nations Secretary General, Antonio Guterres once said “The hopes of the world rest on young people. Peace, economic dynamism, social justice, tolerance all this and more, today and tomorrow depends on tapping into the power of youth”

For 8 years today, The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa has remained committed to her vision of being Africa’s premiere skills training & development institute, bridging the high skill gap by inculcating the relevant skills & competences into African young people, executives, entrepreneurs, leaders & communities which will facilitate career growth, corporate excellence, successful businesses, sustainable communities

Cross Section of Participants

The aim of the Communication & Presentation Skill masterclass which will run in 3 sets till March 2020 targeting young professionals, job seekers and owners of businesses aims at building skills that young people in Africa need for productive lives and the future of work.

Our mission in this new decade is to contribute our quota in achieving SDG 4 target 4.4 which states By 2030, substantially increase the number of youth and adults who have relevant skills, including technical and vocational skills, for employment, decent jobs and entrepreneurship

Javnyuy Joybert
Founder, CELBMD Africa

Christmas in Cameroon – What Do We Desire More? – Javnyuy Joybert

Christmas in Cameroon – What Do We Desire More? – Javnyuy Joybert

Love, Hope, Kindness & Service.

In this season, a lot of wishes and glamour flying around but deep down millions of people in Cameroon desire much more than that & they don’t have what they desire.

– Many desire to desire to be truly loved
– Many lack hope for tomorrow in diverse areas of their lives like career, finance, relationship…
– Many so hate the world around them because no one has ever been kind to them
– Many have lost faith in this country because civil servants & the government at large have not genuinely served & instead full of corruption & bribery

More than ever before, this very moment, this very Christmas Cameroon & her citizens desire genuine Love, Hope, Kindness & Service.

This is all our collective responsibility. As an individual in your corner give love to the next human, with the right words give that hopeless person hope, just be kind to someone who’s stranded & genuinely serve others.

Every single time you choose to give love, hope, service & kindness, you’re making Cameroon a better place. There is no gesture too small. You can be an example. You can make an impact. You can make a difference.

We wish you a Merry Merry Christ in Us (Christmas).

Team CELBMD Africa

Awards Night: Celebrating 2017 50 Most Influential Young Cameroonians

2017 50 Most Influential Young Cameroonians to be honoured

 

Avance Media and COSDEF Group, organisers of the 50 Most Influential Yong Cameroonians rankings has announced an event to honour their 2017 nominees. The event is slated to take place on Sunday 8th April, 2018 at the Banquet Hall of Chariot Hotel in Buea. The event which will commence with a red carpet will start from 5PM as awardees and their supporters take turn to celebrate the great night.

 

The event will be used to award all the 50 young Cameroonians excelling in various industries and also announce the official ranking of the 2017 50 Most Influential Young Cameroonians. Organisers will be announcing other details regarding the event in the coming days.

 

Partners for the awards ceremony include: SkyHigh Group, SkyHigh University, Vocational Center for International Development, IamAfroPreneur, Green House Ventures, Acmer Media Group, Kamer Fest, JumpStart Academy Africa, YCEO, Kinnaka TV Abjel Communications and WatsUp TV.

Press Release: 50 Most Influential Young Cameroonians 2017 Announced

Finalists for the 2017 50 Most Influential Young Cameroonians ranking which honours distinguished young Cameroonians, has been announced by organisers: Avance Media & COSDEF Group.

 

The 50 Most Influential Young Cameroonians ranking recognises distinctive service across 9 different categories: Business, Entertainment, Leadership and Civil Society, Lifestyle, Media, Personal Development & Academia, Science & Technology, Sports and Social Enterprise & Philanthropy.

 

Winners will be announced on 12th February, 2018.

Hailed as one of the most credible, the Most Influential Young Cameroonian rankings is the most respected system that honours youth excellence in Cameroon. The 2017 Cameroon ranking is the second in the series.

Previous edition ranked activist Achaleke Christian Leke as the 2016 Most Influential Young Cameroonian.

MD of Avance Media, Prince Akpah explains that “This year’s influential young Cameroonian is someone whose work has undoubtedly had a positive impact in Cameroonian life. The nominees have all excelled in their various endeavors, working to improve the lives of others, through hardwork, personal sacrifice and in most instances, made bold and brave commitments.”

CEO of COSDEF Group Javnyuy Joybert also reiterated the importance the ranking plays in shaping various young people’s lives across Cameroon as they now have other young people to look up, young people who have the audacity, bravery to make things happen.  

Public voting has officially opened on cm.avancemedia.org to determine the overall 2017 Most Influential Young Cameroonian, and winners for the 9 categories.

 

Here is the full list of the 2017 Nominees

Business (in partnership with TANOE Business)

  1. Bamai Namata (Maibeta Inc)
  2. Clifford Ndecham (Skyhigh Group Plc)
  3. (Dora) Bryant (LUX Global)
  4. Gilbert Ewehmeh (YES Cameroon)
  5. Mfontoh Blaise Abenwi Shu (ThinkFast BC)
  6. Roland Fomundam (Greenhouse ventures)

Entertainment (in partnership with WatsUp TV)

  1. Daphne (Musician)
  2. Mr Leo (Musician)
  3. Nsang Dilong (Actor)
  4. Oboy Da Comic (Comedian)
  5. Stanley Enow (Musician)
  6. Syndy Emade (Actor )

Leadership & Civil Society

  1. Achaleke Christian Leke (Activist)
  2. Apostle Lefor Divine (Wisdom Center International)
  3. Apostle Numfor Alain (Power & Wisdom City Church International)
  4. Awah Francisca Mbuli (Survivors’ Network)
  5. Kungaba Fongoh Leonel (Cameroon Active Youth Association)

Lifestyle

  1. Celine V. Fotso (Jewanda Magazine)
  2. Eliane Glamstar (Blogger)
  3. Gina Efeti (Blogger)
  4. Kibonen Nfi (Fashion Designer)
  5. Liz Ngwane (Fashion Designer)
  6. Mfon Emmanuel Veranyuy (Blogger)

Media

  1. Amy BANDA (Amy Banda TV)
  2. Bonteh Engelbert (Bonteh Media Network)
  3. Calvino Wallang (Presenter)
  4. Charles Ebune (CRTV)
  5. Delly Singah (DellySingah Show)
  6. Ngwane Hansel Masango (Hansel Media)

Personal Development & Academia

  1. Budi Nobert Mbua (Next Digital Ventures)
  2. Didier Ndoheu (JUMP Cameroon)
  3. Egbe Desmund (Camer Human Capital)
  4. Fotabe Elmine (Fotabe Entrepreneurial Leadership Academy)
  5. Madelle Kangha (Jumpstart Academy Africa)

Science & Technology

  1. Arthur Zang (Himore Medical Equipments)
  2. Horore Bebga (AFRICANWITS)
  3. Mambe Churchill Nanje (Njorku)
  4. Mpara Faith (New Generation Technologies)
  5. Njang Mbeng Emmanuel (Health Education and Research Organization)
  6. Shafack Amanda Likhene (Women Techmakers Buea)

Sports

  1. Ambroise Oyongo
  2. Benjamin Moukandjo
  3. Fabrice Ondoa
  4. Nicolas Nkoulou
  5. Vincent Aboubakar

Social Entreprise & Philanthropy

  1. Emilia Epeti Miki (Denis Miki Foundation)
  2. Feka Parchibell (The ‘Hope For Vulnerable and Orphans)
  3. Miki Gilbert (Vocational Center for International Development)
  4. Monique Ntumngia (Green Girls NGO)
  5. Noela Lyonga (Noela Lyonga Foundation)

The 50 Most Influential Young Cameroonian ranking is proudly organised by Avance Media and COSDEF Group in partnership with CELBMD Africa, KINNAKA TV, ASE Technology, Reputation Poll, Abjel Communications, WatsUp TV, TANOE Business, My Naija Naira, Dream Ambassadors Foundation GH and CliqAfrica.

Bamenda Cameroon: Idea Validation Workshop

As a young entrepreneur and or wannebe entrepreneur, before you start investing all of the few resources you have, you must validate your idea first.

 

A lot of young people have failed because they have created an idea or product or service that nobody needed. One of the most important issues to remember as you start your entrepreneurship journey is that your idea, product or service must answer a need.

It is in this regard that The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa – The Pan African Professional Skills Development Center is organising an Idea Validation Workshop in Bamenda Cameroon on Saturday 3rd March, 2018. Time 10am.

 

Head Trainer: Javnyuy Joybert

CELBMD Africa
Media Team

Upcoming: Idea Validation Workshop – Buea Cameroon

As a young entrepreneur and or wannebe entrepreneur, before you start investing all of the few resources you have, you must validate your idea first.

 

A lot of young people have failed because they have created an idea or product or service that nobody needed. One of the most important issues to remember as you start your entrepreneurship journey is that your idea, product or service must answer a need.

It is in this regard that The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa – The Pan African Professional Skills Development Center is organising an Idea Validation Workshop in Buea Cameroon on Saturday 27th January 2018. Time 10am.

 

Head Trainer: Javnyuy Joybert

 

 

 

CELBMD Africa
Media Team

Strategic Planning & Communication Workshop – Buea Cameroon

Strategic Planning & Communication Workshop – Buea Cameroon

Leadership Development Association (LDA) Cameroon in partnership with The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa – The Pan African Professional Development Center last January 19th 2018 organised a workshop on Strategic Planning and Communication for Entrepreneurs, Civil Society Leaders, Not for profit executives, Business and organisation executives.

 

 

 

In attendance, a total of 40 participants answered present from Buea, Limbe, Kumba and Douala. The 2 hours workshop recorded remarkable success with Carol Grojean Ph.D (MA, MBA, MS) as the Head Trainer. Carol has extensive training experience in the fields of leadership development, organisational systems processes and models, strategic planning, information systems management and much more.

Participants shared their feedback how they were able to learn new vital strategic insights which they will implement immediately in their ventures. Some said, it was thought provoking, challenging and exciting and it made them better executives and leaders.

 

Carol Grojean was assisted by Paul Mbua President of Leadership Development Association (LDA) Cameroon and Javnyuy Joybert CEO of The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa.

CELBMD Africa
Media Team

Nominations opened for 2017 Most Influential Young Cameroonians ranking

Nominations opened for 2017 Most Influential Young Cameroonians ranking

 

Africa’s leading rating firm, Avance Media and The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership and Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa have launched the search for the 2017 50 Most Influential Young Cameroonians, an initiative which has become the most comprehensive annual ranking for young achievers who have been blazing trails across various sectors of Cameroon’s economy and beyond.

 

 

The ranking which was launched in 2016 had Mr Achaleke Christian Leke, a youth civil society activist and peace advocate voted as the 2016 Most Influential Young Cameroonian.

 

In a press statement, COO of the Most Influential Young Cameroonians ranking, Mr. Javnyuy Joybert shared highlights on this year’s objective of inspiring Cameroon with the stories of young people who have defied all odds to demonstrate the potential young Cameroonians have to create change in their lives.

 

Public nominations will be opened till 26th December and can be submitted through cm.avancemedia.org and will be screen by a board of jury from Tanzania preceding the announcement of the 50 finalists who will go through a voting process to determine the overall Most Influential Young Cameroonian for 2017.

 

9 Categories opened for nomination include Business, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Media, Personal Development & Academia, Science & Technology, Leadership & Civil Society, Social Enterprise & Philanthropy and Sports.

 

More information can be accessed on through www.avancemedia.org, info.celbmdafrica@gmail.comavancemedia1@gmail.com, md@avancemedia.org or +237656140207.

Uganda: CELBMD Africa Graduates Another Batch of Skilled Executives

The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa – The Pan African Professional Skills Development Center has as mission to make a difference across Africa by providing world class Professional Executive Skills Training, Capacity building seminars, solutions & consultancy that will advance entrepreneurial mind sets, business development, organizational management skills and community development.  Agenda 2063 recognises that the future of the continent, in part, rests on the skills, knowledge, talents and commitment of its young people. At CELBMD Africa we recognise this too. A skilled youthful workforce is essential for Africa’s economic transformation. Important skills are important in achieving economic growth and personal success.

The Center for Entrepreneurship, Leadership & Business Management Development (CELBMD) Africa – The Pan African Professional Skills Development Center successfully graduated another batch of young people in Uganda last week after a rigorous 3 months training program. They have acquired skills in Administrative assistance, project planning & management, financial planning & management, entrepreneurship & corporate entrepreneurship, corporate etiquette, business continuity management, Problem solving & critical thinking, frontline customer service, collaboration & team work, strong work ethic and much more

CELBMD Africa programs have prepared these young people in Uganda who were blind for careers in business and corporate world by providing skills development opportunities through professional development. This program was onsite, hands-on professional development model that targets unemployed, young professionals, executives designed to meet the professional development needs of each participant.

The 3 months program shaped participants interpersonal skills, provided them tools for productivity and overall performance. This dynamic program combines business-focused, on-the-job experience with professional development activities.

Congratulations to the CELBMD Africa Uganda Team headed by the CELBMD Africa Country Director for Uganda Mr. Ebotu Andrew for the great work they are doing in Uganda.