The Honorable Minister of Youth and Sports with high power delegation left for Ghana to attend the 2021 Africa Youth Connekt Summit in Accra from 20th - 22nd October 2021.
The Delegates include Omar Bah, Programme officer Peace Security and Justice NYC, Mr. Abdou Touray UNDP, Kawsu Sillah GIZ, Ajara Jallow MOTIE, Bubacarr Sidibeh URR Youth chairperson, Ousman Jeng GIZ, Lamin Jawara MOTIE, Mariama Danso and Sheikh Tijan Jobe from UTG.
Youth connekt Africa (YCA) was launched in Rwanda in 2012 by the government of Rwanda in partnership with UNDP. It is a multi-sectoral platform that provides youth with skills, networks and information needed to scale their initiatives and gain meaningful employment. At present, seven countries including the Gambia have already launched Youth Connekt and many others are in the process of implementing the model.
The YCA hub will empower young African innovators to shape a better future for themselves and the continent at large by expanding access to economic, social, and civic opportunities through National Youth connekt initiatives and thus contribute to achieving the SDGs and the AU 2063 agenda.