The first YouthConnekt Africa Summit will start on Wednesday, 19th July, in Kigali.
The summit, which will end on 21st July, is hosted by President Paul Kagame and organized in collaboration with UNDP and UNCTAD. Held with the theme ‘From Potential to Success,’ the Summit will mark the launch of the YouthConnekt Africa Hub and the YouthConnekt Africa Empowerment Fund.
YouthConnekt Africa will be a platform for individuals and organisations involved in youth development to synergize around policies, programs and partnerships that will help unleash Africa's youth potential. The summit will also mark the official roll-out of the program across the rest of the continent.
More than 2,500 delegates are expected, including Heads of State, government leaders, executives from multinational companies that operate in Africa, leaders of civil society organizations, Africa's development partners, members of the academia, successful young entrepreneurs, artists and youth opinion leaders from across the continent.
Chinese billionaire Jack Ma, CEO of the Alibaba Group, and American-Senegalese musician Akon are also expected at the event.