Earlier today, Hon Ababu Namwamba, EGH, the Cabinet Secretary for the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, officiated at the Partnership Breakfast held at the Radisson Blu Hotel in Nairobi. Key figures, including Mr. Ismail Maalim Madey, Principal Secretary of the State Department for Youth Affairs, Mr. Raymond Ochieng HSC, Secretary Youth Development, Margaret Kiogora, Ag CEO of the National Youth Council Kenya, and various other government officials and partners, also addressed the gathering.

Kenya, now the 32nd member of Youth Connekt Africa, is poised to host the 6th edition Summit from December 8th to 12th, 2023. The event, organized under the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, revolves around the theme “Youth Innovating a Borderless African Renaissance” and will take place in Nairobi.

The summit’s thematic tracks include Sustainable Green Livelihood, Climate Change and Resilience; The Renaissance of Africa Pride; Leveraging Innovation and the Digital Era; Sustainable Peace, Security and Reconciliation; Enterprise Development: The Future of Africa’s Borderless Commerce; Vulnerabilities around Mental, Sexual, and Reproductive Health; and Reimagining Business for Africa’s Creative Arts, Sports, and Culture.

Anticipated to bring together 20,000 participants, including young people, government officials, business leaders, and stakeholders from various African countries, the summit aims to address youth development and empowerment. Discussions will focus on identifying implementable solutions to enhance the lives of young people across the continent.

Kenya’s hosting of this summit, the third African country to do so after Rwanda and Ghana, signifies a significant step toward fostering trade engagement and networking among African youth across borders.