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Peter Yakobe

Executive Director at Center For Free Market Enterprise

About Peter Yakobe

  • Peter is a co-founder and Executive Director of Center for Free Market Enterprise (CFME), a non-profit organization which supports and trains the youth in Malawi in Entrepreneurship. 

  •  Since its inception in 2014, CFME has trained thousands of youth in Malawi about entrepreneurship and helping them create jobs. CFME divides its trainees into four groups: university students, secondary school students, recent graduates and juvenile. It became the first organization in Malawi to train juveniles about entrepreneurship. It also holds enterprise pitch nights, inter-varsity debates, and trade fairs.

  • Peter Yakobe's CFME has received numerous awards with the most recent being the October 2016's Smith Family award as the best organization with the best university student empowerment program. Atlas Network gave this award in the United States of America.

  • Peter has served in Students for Liberty as the National Director for Malawi and also served in Students for Liberty Africa's Executive Board in the capacity of Regional Director for Southern Africa.
  • Peter Yakobe has received numerous leadership training from diverse countries such as Uganda, Kenya, Nigeria, the United States of America and India.

  •  In 2016, Peter Yakobe got selected for the prestigious Mandela Washington Fellowship for the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI).  In 2016, he got elected as a member of YALI Regional Advisory Board for Southern Africa. He currently serves as the general secretary for the same board.

  •  Peter Yakobe was recently honored to be a moderator at a panel discussion “Leading at the next level” with VIP officials from the US government and USAID led by the US Assistant Secretary of African Affairs. 

Executive Director

Center For Free Market Enterprise, Malawi

Executive Director

Students for Liberty, Malawi

Consultation Manager

Africycle Malawi Limited

Bachelor of Arts in Christian Community Leadership with Business

African Bible University

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