Press Release

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

18 October 2021

The Government of Ghana , in partnership with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and other partners will be hosting the largest youth gathering in Accra, Ghana.  2021 YouthConnekt Africa Summit is a timely moment to help youth navigate the path to economic devlopment, skills development, innovation and creativity for sustainable development.

Themed “Africa Beyond Aid: Positioning the Youth for the Post-COVID Economy and AfCFTA Opportunities”, the Summit aims to raise the consciousness of the continent’s youth on an Africa Beyond Aid Agenda and position young people to take advantage of opportunities that AfCFTA presents.

A media advisory issued by organisers notes that over 15,000 youth from across Africa will connect in this hybrid event with thought-leaders, peers, resources, technologies, skills, and economic development opportunities, whilst leveraging youth innovation and creativity for sustainable development in Africa.

The Presidents of the Republic of Ghana, H.E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo, and Rwanda, H.E. Paul Kagame and a host of African Ministers of Youth, leading businessmen in the continent and African indigenes making impact, as well as young visionary entrepreneurs from across the continent will be attending.

UN entities involved in this initiative

United Nations Development Programme

Goals we are supporting through this initiative