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YouthConnekt Africa Summit kicks off in  from 20-22 October 2021 in Accra

By Praise Nutakor, UNDP

The Government of Ghana through the Ministry of Youth and Sports and the National Youth Authority (NYA), in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other partners will be hosting the largest youth gathering in Accra, Ghana: the Youth Connekt Africa Summit.

The summit will be held on the theme: “Africa Beyond Aid: Positioning the Youth for the Post-COVID Economy and AfCFTA Opportunities”. The aim is to raise the consciousness of the continent’s youth on an Africa Beyond Aid Agenda and position young people to take advantage of opportunities the AfCFTA presents.

The 2021 YouthConnekt Africa summit will be attended by the Presidents of Ghana and Rwanda, African Ministers of Youth, leading businessmen in the continent and African indigenes making impact in the various industries such as Agriculture, Creative Industries, Environment, Climate Change and Youth, Technology and Innovation and Women, Trade & Agribusiness as well as young visionary entrepreneurs from across the continent.

The summit will provide a platform for over 15,000 youth from across Africa both present and virtual to connect youth to thought-leaders, peers, resources, technologies, skills, and economic development opportunities, whilst leveraging youth innovation and creativity for sustainable development in Africa.

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The programme is as follows:

When: Wednesday – Friday: 20-22 October 2021

Where: Accra International Conference Center

Some Key Expected Speakers:

H.E Nana Addo Danquah Akuffo Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana

H. E. Paul Kagame, President of Rwanda

Ahunna Eziakonwa, Assistant Secretary General and Regional Director for Africa, UNDP

Patrice Motsepe, President of the Confederation of African Football

theYouthConnekt Africa (YCA) is a pan-African platform with the vision of connecting African youth for socio-economic transformation. The platform seeks to empower young people by enhancing their knowledge, experiences and skills while investing in their ideas, innovations, and initiatives. The YCA Hub has grown to a network of 24 African countries with long term sponsors and partners including the Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) and the Government of Rwanda. The summit has over the years saw senior level participation from various UN agencies, African ministers of youth, the private sector and youth-led organisations


Shadow a.k. Thomas Evans Selah-Ahegbebu is an avid writer of entertainment and life style stories. I love to meet and learn new ways of doing things. Topics of interest are; Medicine, Entertainment & Life Style

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