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[Below is the report from the YouthConnekt Africa summit in Rwanda hosted by President Paul Kagame and organised in collaboration with UNDP and UNCTAD, held from 19 – 21 July 2017, Kigali, Rwanda; where ore CEO, Charles Lipenga was invited by the Rwandan Minister of Youth to participate and called to have Maestros Leadership Team make the committed to promote youth collaboration across the continent.]
It is key that we challenge the African youth to seize opportunities created by the continent's growth in order to create a better future for themselves and Africa. Africa's economic dynamism, young population and potential for entrepreneurship and innovation form a strong foundation for the future Africans want.
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In the words of Vera Songwe, executive secretary of Economic Commission for Africa (ECA); "Entrepreneurship, job creation, among young people hold key to address high levels of unemployment which would reduce poverty and accelerate the continent's growth."
AfricaConnekt.org gives young African entrepreneurs a space to share their ideas, collaborate with their peers, and receive mentoring. All you have to do to get your ideas off the ground is create an account, submit your best business ideas, interact with other Community Members, and get your friends involved. Your idea could win your company funding.
In the words of President Paul Kagame, “We need a new generation of problem solvers, who see further and work smarter.”
“Don't depend on government to rebuild Africa” – Akon tells the youth.
The Senegalese singer, songwriter and businessman Akon has called on African youth to play an active role in rebuilding the continent and not depend on governments.
“Africans must tell their own story. This calls for change of mind and rebranding. We (the youth) have to be the driving force to rebuild Africa. We cannot depend on governments to do it for us. Their job is to lay down the framework and make sure that there’s accountability for the things that we do,” he said.
YouthConnekt Africa is designed to realize Africa’s demographic dividend by combining elements of skills development, entrepreneurship, access to jobs and finance, awareness raising on issues related to youth development, and promotion of youth citizenship and leadership. By changing mindsets, engaging youth in National Policy, fostering solidarity, engaging youth in delivering SDGs, YouthConnekt Africa will empower 200 million African youth to take a more proactive role in shaping their future, according to the organizers. The first YouthConnekt Africa Summit is expected to initiate the roll-out of the program across the continent. The summit will also mark the launch of the YouthConnekt Africa Hub, which will offer regional support to national YouthConnekt Programs and the YouthConnekt Africa Empowerment Fund, an initiative to empower young people in Africa to impact their communities.
The inaugural YouthConnekt Africa summit brought together Heads of States and special guests including Akon, the musician and Social entrepreneur, Jack Ma, Special Adviser to UNCTAD on young entrepreneurs and small business and Founder and Executive Chairman of Alibaba Group, Dr. Mukhisa KITUYI, Secretary-General of UNCTAD and Abdoulaye Mar Dieye, UNDP Assistant Administrator and Director of the Regional Bureau for Africa and many more. #YouthConnektAfrica #TeamMaestros