The Youth Connekt Star-Up Tour Bus is back and its virtual! As the world is battling the coronavirus, this edition of the Start-Up Tour Bus is focusing on placing young people at the forefront in addressing the COVID-19 pandemic in Zimbabwe.

As of the 15th of April 2020, the Government of Zimbabwe through the Ministry of Health has confirmed 18 cases of COVID-19. Based on global trends this number is expected to increase and a coordinated approach is needed to stop the spread. Youth Connekt Zimbabwe in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth, Sports, Arts and Recreation is looking to support young entrepreneurs between the ages of 16 and 35 who have ready made products or services which can quickly be deployed in response to the pandemic. These products can be medical supplies, technology solutions, protective equipment or any other item which can be used in response to the pandemic.

A call for expressions of interest has been issued looking for young entrepreneurs interested in taking  part in the COVID-19 response. To submit your expression of interest please visit :

Deadline for submission is Sunday April 26, 2020

For more information on the campaign please visit the Youth Connekt website :  or its Facebook or Twitter pages @YouthConnektZim

Youth Connekt Zimbabwe is being implemented through a partnership which is led by the Ministry of Youth Sports Arts and Recreation( MoYSAR) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

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