The Harare Agricultural Show is one of the best business to business and business to people connecting events in Zimbabwe. Taking part in such an event is a sure thing to showcase organizational products and get an opportunity to speak directly to the beneficiaries of services and customers.
Development Practitioners Network managed to take part at the Harare Agricultural Show for the second time in a row. DPN stand was mainly to showcase the project: “Protecting Rights of Migrant Domestic Workers and Protecting Victims of Human Trafficking.” Visitors to DPN Stall were actually astounded at the height of abuse, risk of human trafficking and the need to sensitize our communities about the welfare of domestic workers. In response to fighting the pressure to migrate in young people DPN has rolled out a training program called, “Catch Them Young.” The training is meant specifically to train young people in Career Planning & Development, Entrepreneurship, and Resilience & Life Skills. These and more training areas are key in empowering youths to be confident in themselves and establish solid foundations before they even opt to migrate.
DPN got an opportunity to interact with key players in the development sector. The development partners also appreciated the work being done by DPN to establish a conglomerate of development partners (corporates, academia, funding and implementing partners) in Zimbabwe. Youth organizations, Educational institutions and Ministry of Primary and Secondary education and Ministry of Labour and Social Services were among the major key institutions that opened doors to having DPN train young people through “Catch Them Young.”
DPN would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who visited our stand during the Harare Agricultural Show 22 – 27 August 2016. DPN will surely contact you and further develop the network that we established.