JUST ENDED YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS SUMMIT 2019, ACCRA-GHANA
On 22-23 November 2019, delegates from across Africa and high-level representatives from current and past governments participated in the maiden Young African Leaders Summit that took place in Accra-Ghana. The first edition of the Young African Leaders Summit, an initiative of the Young Politicians and Leaders Network was well participated. Delegates from all over Africa converged at the Accra International Conference Centre to deliberate on key challenges faced by the youth of Africa and proposed how these challenges can be addressed.
The Summit also achieved one of it’s key aim of empowering young aspiring leaders and encouraging the youth to be much interested in the political leadership of their country’s.
The Former President of the Republic of Ghana, John Dramani Mahama graced the occasion. He used the occasion to further empower young leaders present at the summit. He shared his personal experiences in leadership with delegates. He stressed on the need for governments to concentrate more on industrialization.
Ghana’s Gender, Children and Social Protection Minister under the NPP Government, Hon. Cynthia Mamle Morrison also seized the occasion to empower delegates. She stressed on the need for the youth of Africa to believe in themselves.
A rich exchange of ideas and good practices for tackling Africa’s high level unemployment took place. Delegates explored in detail how entrepreneurship could help reduce unemployment and called on more support from the government and private entities.