The YouthConnekt Africa Summit is an annual convening that connects youth from across the continent. The 2019 YouthConnekt Africa Summit will provide a platform for all partners involved in youth development to synergize around policies, programs and partnerships that will connect youth for continental transformation.
The third edition of the YouthConnekt Africa (YCA) Summit is set to be held from 9-11 October in Kigali, Rwanda. This year, the summit targets to gather 10,000 youth and high-level delegates to engage, discuss, design, and accelerate youth empowerment efforts at the continent level under the theme of ‘“Boosting an Industrious Young Africa”.
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The YCA Awards
The YouthConnekt Africa Awards honour outstanding achievements by young African innovators (ages 16-35). 12 Finalists will be invited to the YCA Summit to attend two days bootcamp and present their projects. Four winners will be awarded in a ceremony on 11 October 2019. One winner will be selected from each award categories: economic development, social development, innovative female contribution, and digital inclusion.
Winners will receive $5000 to help grow their business.