Ghana is set to host the 2021 Youth Connekt Africa in collaboration with the YouthConnekt Africa Hub and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

The Summit, which will be held from October 20, to October 22, is based on the theme: ‘Africa Beyond Aid: Positioning The Youth for The post-Covid Economy and AfCFTA Opportunities.’

It is to help highlight coordinated trade and job creation policies and ignite a conversation on social investment in African Youth.

As a hybrid event, the summit will take place at the Accra International Conference Centre and Online.

The 2021 YouthConnekt Africa Summit will provide a platform for all partners involved in youth development to strategise around policies, programmes, and partnerships that position African youth to cater for the AfCTA and advance regional integration.

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The summit will also positively impact the creative industry through skills development, sports, tourism, and the digital economy.

President Nana Akufo-Addo, renowned Nigerian entrepreneur, Tony Elumelu, and other keynote speakers with experience in entrepreneurship and trade will be speaking at the Summit.

Other noted speakers include the Minister for Youth and Sports in Ghana, Mustapha Ussif; the Minister for Youth and Culture in Rwanda, RoseMary Mbawazi and Ahunna Eziakonwa, the UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director, Regional Bureau for Africa.

The 2021 YouthConnekt Africa Summit will offer, over the three days, a combination of informative, high-level plenaries, panel discussions, keynote speeches, small group workshops, research presentations and off-site activities.



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