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Youth Connect Africa 2021 Summit

The Youth Connect Africa 2021 is the biggest gathering of youth and thought leaders and the biggest platform for youth empowerment in the continent. Access all events here

It was hosted in 2012 by president Paul Kagame as a priority programme for the youth.

Youth connect Africa now operates in 24 countries across Africa.

Since 2017, Youth Connect has been made a pan African entity dedicated to youth socio-economic development of youth across Africa but headquartered in Kigali, Rwanda.

Youth Connect Africa 2021 Event Schedule

Day 1: 20/10/2021

Opening Ceremony
Africa Beyond Aid: An Intergenerational Dialogue
High-level Panel
YoUthCan Concert
Presidential Gala

Day 2. 21/10/2021

Africa As a Single Market: Emerging Sectors For The Youth, High-level Panel

Parallel Sessions:

Creativity & Innovation in Times of COVID-19, Hall 1
Investing in the colours of Africa: Art/ Fashion / Creative Industries, Hall 2
ConnektedGirls: Africa gets more if She trades more, Hall 3
Designing The Futures of Work in Africa, Hall 4
The Road to Resilience – Financial Inclusion for African Youth Beyond The Pandemic*, Hall 5

Parallel Sessions

Africa’s Innovative Tech Startups As Growth Drivers, Hall 1
Youth Labour Mobility, Hall 2
Youth Mental and Reproductive Health, Hall 3
Masterclass: Advocacy & Active Citizenship, Hall 4
YouthConnekt Africa Steering Committee Meeting

Day 3: 22/10/2021

Developing Ecosystems For Youth Agripreneurship: Plenary Session
Parallel Sessions

Africa’s Informal Economy & Emerging Employment Pathways, Hall 1
YouthKonverse: Social Entrepreneurship (TED Talk Style), Hall 2
Engaging The African Diaspora To Build An Africa Beyond Aid, Hall 3
Designing The Future: Youth-led Innovations Driving SDGs
Plenary Session
Media Briefing
Closing Ceremony
Stakeholder’s Closing Dinner


The event is finished.


Oct 20 - 22 2021


8:00 am - 6:00 pm



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Accra International Conference Center, Accra, Ghana
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