Youth Connekt Africa Summit

The Second Edition of the Youth Connekt Africa Summit will be held 8 - 10 October 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda.

The inaugural YouthConnekt Africa Summit, held in 2017, attracted thousands of delegates including government leaders, world business leaders, executives from multinational companies, academics, leaders of civil society organizations, development partners, successful young entrepreneurs, artists and youth opinion leaders from across the continent.

H.E. Paul Kagame, President of the Republic of Rwanda hosted the event that welcomed Jack Ma CEO of Alibaba Group, and UNCTAD special Adviser on Young Entrepreneurs on his first visit to Africa.

YouthConnekt Africa Summit 2018's theme, Connekting Youth for Continental Transformation, will bring into focus the youth's role & gains from the recently signed ACFTA that has put cross-border trade at the forefront of the African development agenda. We will tackle;

  • Lack of trade facilitation
  • Inadequate border infrastructure
  • Limited access to finance
  • Limited market information
  • Corruption & insecurity
  • Limited knowledge, education & business management skills.

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