Jeun’ESS Pré-forum
1st to 2nd May 2023

Collective and sustainable entrepreneurship for the territories: inclusion responses for the youth from here and elsewhere.

The Consortium Jeunesse Sénégal (CJS) has been selected by the Réseau des Acteurs et des Collectivités Territoriales pour l’ESS (RACTES) and the city of Dakar to organize the
Pre-Forum jeun’ESS on the 1st and 2nd of May 2023, in order to ensure the participation, involvement and valorisation of the youth in the Dakar Global Social Economy Forum (GSEF Dakar 2023).

The CJS is an association of young social innovators, entrepreneurs, investors, decision-makers, and researchers. Its main allies are public institutions, international partners, civil society organizations and private actors committed to supporting youth empowerment in Senegal.


The Jeun'ESS Pre-Forum

50 to 100 inspiring actors

from Africa and the whole world: entrepreneurs, companies, investors, schools, research and training centers, universities and solution providers

Representatives from over 20 countries

Canada, South Korea, West Africa, Australia, Tunisia…

More than 10 self-organised workshops and panels with 20 world-class speakers

2000 participants

on the spot for 2 days and 30,000 people online from 30 countries

A team of 100 volunteers

to welcome you and make your experience unique in the country of "Teranga"

Two big evenings

and artistic performances with committed young artists

30 media

to cover the event

An advocacy project

to support our legislation for the development of the social and solidarity economy

The objectives of the Jeun'ESS Pre-Forum

The Jeun’ESS Pre-Forum is organised with and for young people on the Corniche Ouest in Dakar. It aims to bring together initiatives and young people from several cities around the world.

A village dedicated to the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals will showcase the innovative and inspiring projects of young people in SSE and promote the dissemination of their entrepreneurial know-how.

If you are a young person or if you have a solution for young people, if your project contributes to one or more of the SDGs, apply to exhibit your solution at the SDG Village before 28 February on this link:

The programme consists of inspiring presentations, experience sharing workshops and opportunity fairs: employment, entrepreneurship, research, social innovation, solidarity economy…

Being a partner of the Jeun'ESS Pre-forum


Sobel Aziz NGOM

Executive Director CJS


Secretary General CJS