Jack Ma, founder of Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba, will team up with the United Nations to co-organize a series of meetings from July 19 to 21 aimed at promoting entrepreneurship among young people in East Africa, particularly in Rwanda and Kenya.

Jack Ma, Special Advisor on Youth Entrepreneurship, since 2016, to the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD), will be visiting Africa for the first time as part of his new mission.

UNCTAD said the purpose of the visit was to “strengthen the capacities of young African entrepreneurs and small businesses on the continent.”

The series of meetings organized by UNCTAD will provide an opportunity for young entrepreneurs in Kigali and Nairobi to benefit from the experience of Jack Ma, who will kick off the series of events with a meeting at the University of Nairobi where he will will meet with 500 young business leaders.

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