Hosted by H.E president Paul Kagame and organized in collaboration with UNDP and UNCTAD, the 2017 YouthConnekt Africa Summit took place on 19-21 July 2017 in Kigali,Rwanda. Under the theme From Potential to Success.
The event attracted thousands of delegates including government leaders, Executives from multinational companies that operate in Africa. leaders of civil society organizations, Africa development partners. Members of the academia, successful young entrepreneurs, artists and youth opinion leaders from across the continent. Jack Ma CEO of Alibaba Group, and UNCTAD special Adviser on young Entrepreneurs also attended the event.
7079 delegates have registered, 3121 among them have been accredited 66% of them are male and 34% female
2231 delegates were coming from 90 international countries