Next month, JA Africa will host “Peace Through Prosperity: How JA Africa Contributes to Peacebuilding on the Continent.” The roundtable discussion will feature distinguished speakers and highlight the significance of JA’s 2022 Nobel Peace Prize nomination and the partners behind our organization’s impact. Speakers will also examine why investing in economic empowerment of young Africans is the key to promoting peace and sustainable development on the continent. Join the conversation on September 15 at 9amEDT/1pmGMT/9pmHKT. Register today!
JA Asia Pacific
This month, JA Asia Pacific and FedEx Express hosted the International Trade Challenge (ITC). Held virtually, this marked the 16th edition of the annual regional competition. Presenting partner FedEx has sponsored JA competitions around the world since 2007, including regional Company of the Year competitions, the FedEx Junior Business Challenge in the U.S., and the ITC in Asia Pacific. The FedEx/JA ITC provides young entrepreneurs with an opportunity to gain experience, connect with other like-minded people, and understand the importance of community involvement and social responsibility.
Pairing together two students from different locations, the ITC asks them to work together to imagine a market-entry strategy for a product or service that solves a real-life problem. This year’s challenge? Create a market-entry strategy for a physical product that places sustainability at its core for the German market. Read more.
INJAZ Al-Arab JA MENA
NJAZ Al-Arab has launched “Ability to Execute” (A2E), a new staff development program from McKinsey. As part of its journey to fulfill strategic priorities in the region, INJAZ is focused on network collaboration and eager to tap into opportunities for capability building and behavior change. A2E Essentials will empower all employees across INJAZ with the foundational Skills needed to effectively execute day-to-day. The essential skills will give the network a common language and proven approaches to completing vital tasks, including coaching, problem-solving, and prioritization. Turning these common-sense skills into common practices will help improve the way we work together and is fundamental to our success. Across MENA, 62 INJAZ staff have enrolled in A2E.
Junior Achievement USA
The Sharks of the US entrepreneurship TV series Shark Tank—including JA alumnus Mark Cuban—recently filmed an episode of American game show Celebrity Family Feud to benefit Junior Achievement USA. On the show, celebrities and their work families try to guess the most popular answers to survey questions posed to the public. How did the Sharks do? The episode will air on September 11. If you’re in the US, watch on ABC at 8pm ET or stream online!