APPLY TO ATTEND YOUTHSPARK PAN AFRICAN CONFERENCE, 2019 IN KIGALI, RWANDA
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Youthspark Pan-African Conference is a bi-annual Pan-African youth capacity-building programme designed for successfully selected youth to acquire valuable leadership skills and develop cutting-edge skills on transforming their ideas into profitable ventures. With a massive youth network across 33 countries, 100 visionary, innovative and development driven young leaders will be selected and given the opportunity to connect, dialogue and share ideas & strategies that can deliver accelerated problem solving and employment opportunities in the Africa space.

THEME: EXPLORING DECENT AND PRODUCTIVE WORKSPACE FOR YOUNG PEOPLE (SDG 8)

Africa’s greatest resource and potentially its sharpest competitive advantage in the global economy is its young and growing workforce. With 70% of Africa’s population under the age of 30, we as a continent are presented with a great opportunity and, possibly, a great challenge. Young Africans today are taking actions that not only have an immediate impact, but will also determine the future of the continent for decades to come.

By 2040, Africa is expected to have the largest workforce in the world, 40% of which will consist of young people. Therefore, there is need to create a better match between the needs of the African economy and the skills of young people especially with the increasing innovations associated with technology.

The 3rd edition of the conference will be focusing on the Sustainable Development Goal 8 on the theme; Exploring Decent and Productive workspace for young people in Africa.

OBJECTIVES

To foster transgenerational dialogue, share ideas and also explore new perspectives and opportunities towards building the African economy through young people.

To create and expand economic developments through teamwork and regional collaborations to tackle issues that are common to the African communities and region.

To promote value reorientation, ethical fibre and empathy based leadership among African youth.

To promote mentoring opportunities and collaborations among young African visionaries

Target Audience

African Youth between 18 – 35 years (as at the time of application)

Non-African Youth passionate about driving change in Africa.

ELIGIBILITY

Ability to speak and understand English language.

Visionary youth driven by new challenges and experiences.

Passionate about contributing to social development in Africa.

Self-motivated youth with proven capacity to start or expand a social enterprise or business.

date

Wed. 26th – Sun. 30th June, 2019

location

Kigali, Rwanda

Time

8:00am daily

CONFERENCE FEE

There are no fees for applying for the conference. Participation fee shall be applicable only to successfully selected participants.

Early-Bird Registration

$320 (Until 15th April, 2019)

Regular Registration

$350 (From 16th April, 2019)

Successful participants shall pay a participation fee of $350 USD to cover;

  • 4 night accommodation
  • Feeding (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner)
  • Conference Materials
  • Conference T-Shirt
  • Certification
  • Rwandan Tour/Cocktail Dinner

Registration Closes by midnight on Friday 31st May, 2019

NOTE: Participants will however be responsible for securing any necessary visa and transport to and fro Kigali, Rwanda for the Youthspark Pan African Conference 2019.

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