“We need to mobilise resources to create new pathways that will encourage Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) developmental programmes within our localities and ensure that we create a platform for youth participation in the mainstream agribusiness sectors as a model to strengthen our value chains. “


Tshiamo is currently the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at the Afrika Leadership Development Institute ( He is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Commercial Agriculture Youth Chamber (CAYC) and the Africa Youth Leadership Academy (AYLA). Tshiamo is the founding member of the United African Farmers Forum (UAFF), South African Youth Chamber of Commerce (SAYCC) and the recently established, Local Government Youth Development Forum (LGYDF). Tshiamo Dichabe has expertise in business strategy analysis, business development, programme management and policy development. He holds a B.Com Marketing degree from the University of Pretoria in South Africa and currently enrolled at the University of South Africa (UNISA) to complete his B.Com Honors in Business Management and Administration (BMA). He received further Entrepreneurship Development training, as a Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni, at Lincoln University – Mossuiri (USA) in 2016 and completed the Business Model Design and Execution Programme through Collective Value Creation in partnership with Smart Procurement World in 2019. Tshiamo’s experience as a Business Strategist and Developer spurns from various businesses, policies, programmes and projects he previously worked on, including but not limited to the following: – Shell SA Marketing – Downstream Account Manager for Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga (2006-2008) – National Youth Commission – National Youth Enterprise Strategy (YES) 2006 (Quality Assurance) – Project Coordinator for Gauteng Department of Agriculture Conservation and Environment: Gauteng Agro-processing Strategy (2007) – Project Coordinator for Umsobomvhu Youth Fund – Youth Entrepreneurship Campaign (YEC) 2010 – Project Coordinator on the Integrated Youth Development Strategy (2011) of The National Youth Development Agency (NYDA) – Programme Manager for the Northern Cape Provincial Department of Roads and Public Works: Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Phase II Policy Framework (2012) – Programme Manager for the National Department of Public Work: Expanded Public Works Programme (EPWP) Phase III Policy Framework (2014) – Programme Support on the Comprehensive Africa Agriculture Development Programme (CAADP) NEPAD (2015) – Member of the Presidential Youth Working Group 2015 – National Youth Policy 2020 – Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni 2016 – Programme Manager for the Gamagara Green Economy Project (2017) – Member of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO): CFS-RAI SADC Region (2018) Capacity Assessment Team – Elected: Young Professionals for Agricultural Research and Development (YPARD) South Africa – Country Representative (2018 – 2023) – Haggai National Skills Development Summit: Panel Speaker (2019) – Stakeholder representitive for the development of the South African National Policy on Comprehensive Producer Development Support Programme (2019) – African Capital Cities Sustainability Forum – 9th Annual Sustainability Week: Panel Speaker (2019) – Programme Manager for the Free State Development Corporation – UIF Skills Development Programme (2018-2020). – Project Coordinator for the Local Government Youth Development Forum consultative workshops on the National Youth Policy 2030) – National Department of Women, Youth and People with Disabilities (2020). – City of Johannesburg – Panel of Training Providers (2020).

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