Grand Africa Initiative (GAIN), a Pan-African Non-Governmental Organisation with a distinct mandate to groom, empower and mentor (GEM) the youth to explore their unique talents and abilities to enable them reach their full potentials, has announced plans to host its youth summit tagged ‘GAIN YOUTH SUMMIT 2020.
The Virtual event is slated to hold on 30th and 31st October, 2020.
GAIN Youth Summit presents a unique platform that primarily targets the youth as key actors in the development agenda of the African continent.
GAIN focuses on channeling the energy and enthusiasm of the youth to positive ends by empowering them and building their capacities to drive positive personal, community, national and continental level developmental goals.
This summit is an opportunity to build alliances, networks and promote multi-level collaboration for maximum impact. The GAIN Youth Summit 2020 is a platform that would empower the youth and other key stakeholders with information, channels and tools to promote collaborative action for youth employment, development, education and entrepreneurship.
The theme of the summit is Curbing Youth Unemployment Crises in Africa: The Real Issues
GAIN Youth summit is FREE: register HERE.
GAIN YOUTH SUMMIT will not only explore the real issues with unemployment in Africa but most importantly would expose the youth to opportunities that abound in various sectors and how they can tap into those opportunities.
The summit sessions are categorised into Employment Stage, Education/Student Stage, Entrepreneurship/Innovation Stage, Action stage.
“Rising unemployment rate is ravaging the economies of the continent and has a huge negative impact on the the youth and general standard of living in Africa. At Grand Africa Initiative (GAIN), we are focused on helping the youth to succeed in education, employment, innovation and entrepreneurship. In this summit therefore, we have pulled together from over 22 countries, experts and leaders from the private sector, government, academia, development institutions, global organisations, financial institutions and entrepreneurship ecosystem to help the youth explore opportunities, answer their questions and give them tips to help the students succeed in education; career professionals to excel in their professions; job seekers to position better and know how to secure new jobs and entrepreneurs to better understand the business environment, how to foster partnerships, expand their businesses and raise funds. This is expected to help in curbing youth unemployment crises in Africa” said Chinwe Okoli, the Executive Director, Grand Africa Initiative –GAIN.
The Keynote Speaker for the GAIN Youth Summit is Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, Member, Presidential Economic Advisory Council, Federal Republic of Nigeria and the former Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria.
The Lead Speakers include : Her Excellency, Mrs Teneng Mba Jaiteh, The Ambassador Plenipotentiary of The Gambia to Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union; His Excellency S. F Houmard, The President of in Global Office of the Global Union and Its Permanent Mission and a.i Chairman GU’s GHCF Foundation. HQ Switzerland; His Excellency, Mr Georges R. P. Chikoti, The Secretary General of the Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS); Mr Tomi Davies ‘TD’, Collaborator-in-Chief, TVC Labs/President, African Business Angel Network (ABAN), Nigeria and Mr Afolabi Imoukhuede, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Job Creation, Federal Republic of Nigeria.
Others are; Mr Modise J.Motloba, The Group CEO, Tysys Capital Group, South Africa; Mrs Fati N’zi-Hassane, Supervisor, Human Capital Division AUDA-NEPAD, African Union and over 30 more speakers from 22 countries are set to speak at the summit.
“In Africa, a social structure characterised by massive young population, it is important to find ways of gathering, mentoring and empowering them to take advantage of emerging opportunities. Our GAIN Youth Summit 2020 is a platform that has lineup speakers from around the word to engage to our youth and help us shape the future” Cynthia Asha Amani, GAIN Regional Coordinator, East Africa.
Some of the Partners for The GAIN Youth Summit 2020 are AUDA-NEPAD agency of the African Union; The Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and Global Union and its Permanent Mission to the global Safety of Nations and their People; FCMB, Nigeria; Tysys Capital group, South Africa among others.
Grand Africa Initiative (GAIN) is on a mission to Gather, Empower, Mentor and Monitor (GEMM) African youth to succeed in education, employment, innovation and entrepreneurship in order to reduce poverty, inequality, illegal migration crises and insecurity; to achieve a safer, more economically empowered and developed Africa through youth development. GAIN programs include training, advocacy, education, mentorship, empowerment, opportunities dissemination and partnership seeking to achieve sustainable development by igniting the positive energy of the greater segment of Africa’s population – the youth