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SUMMIT : Apply for the 6th edition of the YOUTHCONNEKT AFRICA SUMMIT 2023 , Kenya

Applications are open for the 6th edition of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit in Kenya.

About the Summit

Hosted by the Government of Kenya in partnership with the YouthConnekt Africa Hub and UNDP, the 6th edition of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit is expected to convene over 20,000 young people, government officials, corporate leaders and development champions.

This year's Summit aims to spotlight Youth leadership and innovation for Africa's integration through policy discussions, storytelling and networking, and entrepreneur focused programmes including a marketplace and investor meetings.

The YouthConnekt Africa has evolved into the largest business and policy convener on youth development in Africa. Hosted by Heads of State, the summit engages youth with leaders, policymakers, development champions and various actors on emerging development issues. It drives strong policy influence and increased investment in the creation of opportunities for young people in Africa.


Connecting African youth for socio-economic transformation.


YouthConnekt Africa Hub is a Pan-African platform that seeks to empower young people by enhancing their knowledge, experiences and skills while investing in their ideas, innovations and initiatives so that Africa makes progress in harnessing its demographic dividends by 2030.

Our goals

Jobs & Entrepreneurship

Create 10 million jobs in sustainable job environments in emerging industries.


Develop sustainable initiatives & policies that reduce gender inequality in education, jobs, technology & leadership.

Education / Skills

Create 25 million opportunities through training & enrolment in workplaces.

Technology & Innovation

Connect incubation hubs across the continent & provide access to markets, capital & partnership opportunities. Nurture 5,000 digital ambassadors in every country in Africa. Connect & digitally empower 100,000,000 Africans.

Civic Participation & Leadership

Identify, nurture & grow 1 million leaders.

How are we getting there?


We bridge the gaps between nations by bringing together government leaders & policy influencer to share knowledge, exchange strategic ideas and implement policies to advance the achievement of goals for youth in alignment with the African Youth Charter and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)


We identify existing programs aligned with the YouthConnekt Africa goals, and facilitate a platform to work together to achieve our common goals. These programs also assist in measuring, monitoring & maintaining successful initiatives aligned with the YouthConnekt objectives.


We seek partnerships with private sector, government institutions, civic society, development partners, and academia to deliver programs, bring other partners on board, innovate & provide solutions for implementation

Thematic areas

  • Focus I: Sustainable Green Livelihoods, Climate Adaptation and Resilience;
  • Focus II: The Renaissance of the African Dream;
  • Focus III: Leveraging Innovation and Digital Era;
  • Focus IV: Sustainable Peace, Security and Reconciliation;
  • Focus V: Enterprise Development: The Future of Africa's Borderless Commerce;
  • Focus VI: Vulnerabilities around Mental, Sexual and Reproductive health;
  • Focus VII: Reimagining Business for Africa's Creative Industry, Sports and Culture

What to expect

Over three days, 20,000+ delegates you will be able to participate in different activities aligned cutting across the thematic tracks

Thought leadership roundtables.

A seat at the big table with policy makers.

Xchange Lounges.

Connekt with like-minded change makers.


Learn. Elevate. Change the world.

Spotlight presentations.

Get inspired by trailblazers who shape our world.

High level Plenaries.

Discuss. Debate. Determine...your future.

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Additional Information

Host Institution
Government of Kenya in partnership with the YouthConnekt Africa Hub and UNDP
Event Duration
8 - 12 December 2023
Program Type
Partially Funded
Eligibility Criteria
Youth entrepreneurs, leaders, innovators, artists and students
Heads of State
Ministers of Youth
Governments Officials
AU Commission Leaders
Heads of Development Partners
International Organizations
Business leaders
Innovation & Incubation labs
Sports & Creative Industry Leaders

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