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YouLead Summit 2021

8th November, 2021 08:00 - 11th November, 2021 17:55

YouLead Summit 2021 is here! Since 2017, YouLead Summit has been jointly convened annually by the East African Community (EAC) MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MSTCDC) and other partners in Arusha Tanzania through their youth engagement initiatives – the EAC Youth Ambassadors Platform and YouLead Africa – Africa Youth Leadership Program respectively. The annual climax event is now East Africa’s largest and most diverse forum of young leaders, mentors, government policy makers, development partners, private sector, academia, media and civil society from all over Africa to craft responses to the continent’s rapidly growing youth population, their challenges and opportunities.

65

Speakers

42

Awards

4

Forums

54

Partners

Speakers


H.E Uhuru Kenyatta

President of the Republic of Kenya

I am dedicating the energy, time and resources of my Administration to the Big Four. The Big Four will create jobs, which will enable our people to meet their basic needs.

H.E. Paul Kagame

President of the Republic of Rwanda

Paul Kagame is the President of the Republic of Rwanda. He served as Chair of the AU from 2018 to 2019 and chaired the East African Community from 2018-2021.

Sodfa Daaji

YouLead Summit 2021 Director & Strategic and Technical Advisor, Global and Continental Engagements, YouLead Africa

Women's Rights Advocate and passionate about Feminist Jurisprudence.

Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo

UN Environment Programme Director and Regional Representative for Africa

Dedicated professional with two specializations (Forest economics, International NGO) and 27 years experience of environmental management and strategic leadership.

PARTICIPATION COSTS

Our aim is to make it possible for as many young leaders to participate in YouLead Summit. For this reason, we have opted for a sustainable-shared financing model to participate. Thanks to the generosity of YouLead Summit partners, the participation cost for all selected delegates are fully covered. However, the participants are required to personally fund their round-trip transportation to the Summit.



Cost Of Participation Supported by YouLead Partners


DELEGATES (REGIONAL)

Participation costs have been subsidized by YouLead and partners, and covers conference facilities, virtual conferencing needs, doctors on call, Covid-19 prevention standard operating kits, and full board accommodation for delegates forming a limited physical audience at the regional summit centre. Travel at regional level: In line with YouLead’s co-financing model, travel costs are the delegates’ “only” contribution toward their participation) – to be visually amplified.

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DELEGATES (NATIONAL)

Participation costs have been subsidized by YouLead and partners, and covers conference facilities, virtual conferencing needs, doctors on call, Covid-19 prevention standard operating kits, and full board accommodation for delegates forming a limited physical audience at the regional summit centre. Travel at regional level: In line with YouLead’s co-financing model, travel costs are the delegates’ “only” contribution toward their participation) – to be visually amplified.

Agenda


Day 1 - Monday 08 November 2021

09.00 - 09.15

Welcome Remarks

09.15 - 10.45

Under 40 Political Leaders Forum

Young Political Leaders debate on “If you sat where they (the leaders) sit” - inspired by the YouLead Youth Governance Architecture Study, and the proposed Elected Young Leaders Performance and Cooperation Peer Review Mechanism.Takes the form of a Roundtable for National Youth Council Representatives and Young Parliamentarians from National Assemblies and East African Legislative Assembly.

10.45 - 11.15

Health Break and Tea

11.15 - 13.15

Policy Makers and Development Partners Roundtable on: The Youth Governance Architecture in the East African Community (EAC): Re-imagining the role of policy makers and development partners in creating an enabling environment for Young People’s Participation in Good Governance, Leadership and Development Processes.

Inspired by YouLead’s Youth Governance Architecture Study (01) on the enabling environment for youth participation in political governance in the EAC region.

13:15 - 14.30

Lunch Break

14.30 - 17:00

Presidential Address

Convened by His Excellency President Kikwete, the Patron of YouLead

17:00 - 17.30

Health Break and Tea

Transfer to MS-TCDC

20.00 - 21.30

Fireside chat with His Excellency, President Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete

Hosted at MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation campus



Day 2 - Tuesday 09 November 2021

09.00 - 10.00

Welcome remarks

Welcoming the delegates to Day 2 of the YouLead Africa Summit


Presidential Address

Convened by His Excellency President Kikwete, the Patron of YouLead

10.00 - 11.00

Under 40 Business Leaders Forum

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA): Youth Business Leaders sharing experiences of cross-border trade efforts (successes and challenges), and defining how best the legal instruments, policy and Institutional frameworks can be more enabling for youth led cross border trade and regional enterprise to be fully attained.

Inspired by YouLead’s Youth Governance Architecture Study (02) on the Enabling Environment for Youth Inclusion in Economic Governance for Accelerating Economic Opportunities and Decent Work for Youth in the East African Community, and the Continental AfCFTA Youth Inclusion Study findings.

11.00 - 11.30

Health Break and Tea

11.30 - 13.00

Youth Enterprise Awards

Presentation and recognition of youth-led businesses in 1) innovative ideas requiring startup capital; 2) existing businesses requiring scale-up capital.

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 - 17.30

Debates - live telecast on major Tv stations in East Africa and streamed live on numerous social media platforms

How can Africa’s Young Innovators Make AfCFTA Magic Happen?

Exploring Pan-African innovations that are working, their leaders, and the opportunities to break new ground, and open doors for youth to participate in regional and continental economies under the AfCFTA

Begins with a high impact address featuring a Case Study of what Africa could learn from the three decades experience of DP World - Parks and Economic Zones - a Dubai based renowned global trade leader implementing the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum the Vice President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates and ruler of the Emirate of Dubai.

17.30 - 18.00

Healthy Break and Tea

Transfer to MS-TCDC

19.30 - 22.30

Youth Enterprise Awards Gala Dinner

Sponsored by YouLead partners in recognition of the YEA awardees, as well as an opportunity to celebrate YouLead Africa Summit delegates and distinguished guests

Day 3 - Wednesday 10 November 2021

09.00 - 09.10

Setting the scene

Welcoming the delegates to Day 3 of the YouLead Africa Summit

09.10 - 10.30

Arusha Peace Forum: Under 40 Peace and Security Forum

Members of the East African Youth Peace Network setting the scene for the Peace and Security Forum

10.30 - 11.00

Healthy Break

11.00 - 13.00

Under 40 Peace and Security Forum

Prevention and transformation of conflicts

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 - 16.30

Gender Equality Forum

16.30 - 17:00

Tea Break

18:30 - 22:00

Evening activities offered by YouLead Africa at MS-TCDC



Day 4 - Thursday 11 November 2021

09.00 - 09.10

Setting the scene

Welcoming the delegates to Day 4 of the YouLead Africa Summit

09.10 - 10.10

Reflecting on the outcomes of the Summit and presenting key take homes

Presentation by Chief Delegate 2021

10.10 - 10.30

Healthy Break

10.30 - 13.00

Breakout Rooms and Discussions

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 - 16.30

Breakout Rooms and Discussions

16.30 - 17:30

Presentation of the Outcomes

18:30 - 22:00

Evening activities offered by YouLead at MS-TCDC



Day 5 - Friday 12 November 2021

09.00 - 09.10

Setting the scene

Welcoming the delegates to Day 5 of the YouLead Africa Summit

09.10 - 09.40

Reflecting on the outcomes of the Summit and presenting key take homes

Presentation by Chief Delegate 2021

09.40-10.10

Knowledge address:

The State of Affairs on Youth Political Representation

by YouLead Africa Director

10.10 - 10.30

Healthy Break

10.30 - 13.00

East Africa Tubonge - Unplugged Session with National Youth Members of Parliament, EALA Members

Session 1: for National Youth Councils in EAC region

13.00 - 14.00

Lunch Break

14.00 - 16.30

East Africa Tubonge - Unplugged Session with National Youth Members of Parliament, EALA Members

Session 2: for National Assembly Youth Members and East African Legislative Assembly Members of the General Purpose Committee - (sub-committee on youth affairs)

16.30 - 17:30

Presentation of the commitments by political representatives - inspired by post-summit agenda

18:30 - 22:00

Evening activities offered by YouLead at MS-TCDC

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Ways to partner with us

There are great possibilities to be a partner in a journey where Africa’s future is shaped, and to have one’s organisation and brand associated with its stardust. There will be opportunities to hold exhibitions, and speak to this purpose in engaging visual ways.  Your participation will make the YouLead Summit become successful.


At National Level

  • Contribute toward the overall YouLead National pre-summit budget 
  • Organize or sponsor a forum, workshop, seminar at YouLead National Pre-summit events
  • Sponsor-selected or nominated delegates for YouLead National Pre-summit events
  • Purchase exhibition space at the YouLead National Pre-summit events

At Regional and Continental Level

  • Contribute toward the overall YouLead Summit budget or sponsor a budget line
  • Sponsor a Forum planned at the You Lead Summit
  • Organise a forum/workshop/seminar at YouLead Summit
  • Sponsor a sub-theme session at YouLead Summit
  • Sponsor selected or your own nominated Summit delegates
  • Purchase virtual pavilion space at the YouLead Summit