Nigeria’s Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo is
set to headline the 2021 edition of the Grand Africa Initiative (GAIN) Youth
Summit as Special Guest of Honour.
GAIN Youth Summit is an annual gathering of African youths from across the
continent and the diaspora, focused on developing entrepreneurship, innovation,
professional and academic capacities in young Africans in a way that helps
tackle the menace of youth unemployment and conflict on the continent. Summit
holds from 29th to 30th of October, 2021 with the theme
is The Africa We Want: Nexus between the Youth, Peace and Entrepreneurship.
speakers confirmed for this year’s edition of the summit include the British High
Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing; The High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria, Mr Thami Mseleku; Ambassador of Angola to
Nigeria, Dr Januario Eustaquio Quibato; the High Commissioner of Namibia to
Nigeria, Mr Humphrey Geiseb; the Lead Faculty, Tekedia Institute, Professor
Ndubuisi Ekekwe; Regional Head, IBM North, East and West Africa, IBM, Angela
Kyerematen-Jimoh; Marketing and
Communications Coordinator, Microsoft philanthropies, Middle East & Africa
& Philanthropies Lead for Nigeria, Microsoft, Mr Yemi Orimolade.
The CEO of Tony Elumelu Foundation, Mrs Ifeyinwa
Ugochukwu, is also confirmed to deliver a keynote speech on the topic
Integration and synergy to unlock scale and value of youth
entrepreneurship in Africa.
This was made known by the Executive Director, Grand
Africa Initiative (GAIN), Chinwe Okoli. According to her, “the GAIN Youth
Summit 2021 has been designed to help further the discourse around strategies
to unleash the economic potentials of young Africans to build sustainable
prosperity on the continent.
We are very happy that a number of eminent Africans
and global players have signed up to partner with us on this edition of the summit.
We are especially grateful that the Vice President of the Federal Republic of
Nigeria could find the time to join and dialogue with young Africans on this
very important topic. The issues around restiveness, conflict, illegal
migration and so on we believe are fuelled by the lack of economic
opportunities driven by a lack of awareness and support for entrepreneurship
and innovation across the continent. We also believe that these can be solved
with the right partnership, the right understanding and providing the youths
with the right knowledge and tools to become self-sufficient”.
first edition of the GAIN youth summit held in October, 2020 with Professor Chukwuma Charles Soludo, former
Governor of Central Bank of Nigeria delivering the keynote speech on the theme:
Curbing Youth Unemployment Crises: The Real Issues. The summit recorded global
participation from 90 countries in Africa and beyond.
Grand Africa Initiative (GAIN) is
a youth-focused pan-African non-governmental organization which comprises young
Africans between 15 and 35 years drawn from within and outside the continent,
who are passionate about promoting entrepreneurship as a means to reduce
conflict, promote peace and economic revival of the continent. GAIN programs include
training, advocacy, mentorship, and youth events, designed to help achieve
sustainable development by igniting the positive energy of the greater segment
of Africa’s population - the youth.
GAIN website: https://www.grandafrica.org/
Register for free via the link: http://bit.ly/GYS21
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