The YouthConnekt programme is a multifaceted youth empowerment model focused on leveraging youth employability, entrepreneurship and civic engagement through innovation.
Following the July 2017 YCA Summit that recommended to create the YouthConnekt Hub and Fund. This year’s Summit (YCA 2019) will mark the official launch of the YouthConnekt Africa Hub that will serve as a coordination entity that connects and promotes existing youth empowerment initiatives at the continent and ensure implementation of best practices for the youth socio-economic transformation.
Contributing to the objectives of the Summit, the Urban YouthConnekt Session will provide a platform for all partners involved in urban youth development to synergize around policies, programs and partnerships that will connect urban youth for continental transformation. The platform will also contribute towards sharing knowledge, models and solutions to urban challenges that will:
• Progressively influence of the YouthConnekt Africa Summit by the participating urban youth voices on shaping the YouthConnekt Africa Hub;
• Ensure progressive commitment from participating stakeholders on urban youth development in Africa and the global south;
• Establish and strengthen models of the South-South cooperation to support urban youth networks, learning, knowledge sharing and markets.