Bibi Nawsheen Hosenally

Business

Cohort: 2017

Country: Mauritius

Nawsheen Hosenally has over six years of experience in the agricultural sector, specifically focusing on the engagement of youth in agriculture through the use of ICTs. Currently, Nawsheen is the co-Founder of Agribusiness TV, a web show that features success stories of young agricultural entrepreneurs in Africa. Agribusiness TV aims to inspire youth to embrace agricultural jobs along the value chain. Based in Burkina Faso, the program covers 11 countries in Africa and has in its first year produced over 50 videos, viewed over 2 million times. Nawsheen holds a Bachelor's degree in Agricultural Extension from the University of Mauritius and is currently pursuing her Master's degree in Management and Information Systems from the University of Manchester. Nawsheen is committed to ending hunger and poverty in the world. Nawsheen strongly believes that if youth engagement in agriculture is strengthened, more jobs will be created, and food security will be enhanced. Upon completion of the Mandela Washington Fellowship, Nawsheen plans to continue her work on youth involvement in agriculture, with a focus on the African continent.