The 5th edition of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit is under the theme Accelerating Investments in Youth: “Resilient Youth, Resilient Africa”, will be held from 13 – 15 October 2022 in Kigali, Rwanda.
Building on its unique convening power, the edition of the continental annual youth gathering projects is set to attract over 10,000 participants from Africa and the rest of the World.
Through a range of plenaries, roundtables, youth labs, exhibitions, training sessions, exchange and networking lounges and pop-up events among other things, young people will have multiple occasions to network and directly exchange with governments and business leaders as well as representatives of international organizations, and present their solutions to Africa’s challenges.
Some of the thematic that will be addressed include: youth contribution to climate action and sustainable peace and security; cultural, creative Industry, and sports economy; skilling for the digital economy; agriculture and food systems; trade and youth health.
“We’re thrilled to be coming back to Kigali to host the 5th Edition of this continental and powerful platform for Youth and Leaders across Africa. The wide range of thematics this year positions Africa’s youth as innovators and champions of Climate Resilience, Peace and Security, Africa’s Cultural and Creative Industry, Manufacturing, Trade, and Agriculture and Food Systems. We look forward to drawing on the knowledge and good practices of YouthConnekt Member Chapters and Partners,” said Ms. Oulie Keita the Executive Director at YouthConnekt Africa Hub.
Speaking while announcing this year’s summit, Rwanda’s Minister of Youth and Culture Rosemary Mbabazi noted that the Government of Rwanda recognises the central and transformative role the youth can play in the economic recovery.
“Not only as a major contributor to the economic workforce but as a source of innovative solutions as the world becomes more connected. The YouthConnekt Africa Summit provides a platform where youth can meet with their African peers,” she added.