What you can expect to experience at the Youth Connekt Africa Summit 2019

Preparations for the agenda for this year’s Youth Connekt Africa is now underway. With an anticipated speaking faculty of over 100+ leading professionals from policy influencers, political and industry leaders, to public, private and development sector youth champions this is a must attend event for anyone looking to accelerate youth empowerment efforts at the continent level.

Youth Connekt Africa is known to be attended by the highest calibre of international business magnates dedicated to youth empowerment of any conference in the continent. Past high calibre attendees of the event include Alibaba founder Jack Ma and American singer and entrepreneur Akon. It is the biggest gathering of youth from across the continent to engage, design and advance solutions to alleviate the challenges of African youth bringing together Heads of State, global business leaders, Ministers of Youth, multilateral organizations, development partners, civil society and academia from across Africa.

Highlights of Youth Connekt Africa 2019 include:

  1. Creating Jobs for Africa Key takeaways on how to create jobs in Africa and the impact of employment in Africa.
  2. Turning Passion into Profit Forum Sports and Art industry experts along with inspiring young entrepreneurs will talk about the opportunities, misconceptions, benefits, innovations, ideas, and emerging needs of sports and art industry in Africa and globally.
  3. Women Forum Young women, girls, and gender experts, women entrepreneurs and civil society will discuss how to bridge the digital and gender divide through various actions.
  4. Digital Economy Forum Digital evangelists, technologists, AI experts, futurists and representatives from the tech industry will discuss the needs of a digital economy and Africa’s global positioning in the tech economy and how young people can access employment opportunities in the fourth industrial revolution
  5. Agripreneurship Forum
  6. Agriculture entrepreneurs will inspire audiences with their journeys from farm to enterprise. Also stakeholders will have informed discussions on development of food and agricultural value chains and how youth can be engaged.
  7. Youth Connekt Afrika Awards & Face The Gorillas Aspiring African entrepreneurs and young innovators will make a 5-minute pitch to a panel of angel investors to access capital of up to USD 200,000 with partnerships or mentorship in front of a live audience.
  8. Kigali Night Run

This will be a 5.4 km run that will take place at night starting at 7 pm across the Kigali central business district.

The keynote speakers of this year’s edition include: Famed African footballer Didier Drogba, Rwandan investor Ashish Thakkar and His Excellency President Paul Kagame who will address the youth in different sessions

. Register to attend Youth Connekt Africa 2019 at https://www.youthconnektafrica.org/