The Government , through the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Youth Authority, in partnership with the YouthConnekt Africa Hub and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will host the 2021 YouthConnekt Africa Summit.
The Summit, which will be held from today, Wednesday, October 20 to Friday, October 22, 2021, is based on the theme: ‘Africa Beyond Aid: Positioning the Youth for the Post COVID Economy and AfCFTA Opportunities’.
Birthed in 2012 in Rwanda, the 2021 edition will be a hybrid event taking place at the Accra International Conference Centre and Online.
The 2021 YouthConnekt Africa Summit will convene leaders involved in youth development to strategize around policies, programs and partnerships that position African youth to cater for the AfCFTA and advance regional integration.
The summit will also positively showcase the various strategic sectors and priorities for young people: creative industry, climate tech, agriculture, skills development, sports, tourism and the digital economy.
The President of Ghana, Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, the President of Rwanda, Paul Kagame and other keynote speakers with experience in entrepreneurship and trade will be speaking at the Summit.
Other noted speakers include the Minister for Youth and Sports in Ghana, Hon. Mustapha Ussif, the Minister for Youth and Culture in Rwanda, Hon. RoseMary Mbawazi and Ahunna Eziakonwa, the UNDP Assitant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Africa.
The 2021 YouthConnekt Africa Summit will offer, over the three days, a combination of informative, high-level plenaries, panel discussions, keynote speeches, small group workshops, research presentation and off-site activities. This event is proudly sponsored by PwC, ScaleUp Africa, GIPC and Rwanda Air, with KOICA as our esteemed partners. Further details can be found via: https://youthconnektafrica2021.org
The YouthConnekt Africa Summit is an annual convening that connects youth from across the continent and beyond with policy influencers, political leaders, public/private and development sector institutions to engage, discuss, design, and accelerate youth empowerment efforts at the continent level.