THE 9TH AFRICAN YOUTH AND GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE

6 - 13 August, 2017, Abeokuta, NG

Register Now

BACKGROUND

Africa today is experiencing the most rapid urbanization in the world and remains a young population with 65% of her over 1.1billion population under the age of 35years. Population Reference Bureau (PRB) projects Africa’s population to more than double, rising from 1.1 billion today to 2.4 billion by 2050. Africa’s youth bulge presents both an opportunity and a challenge. Rapid population growth makes it difficult for economies to create enough jobs to lift large numbers of people out of poverty. Policy makers at national and sub-regional levels are overwhelmed by challenges of unemployment, quality and access to education and basic services like health required in tapping Africa’s demographic dividend. The implications of this challenge poses intractable threat to Africa: requiring collaborative efforts in addressing it.

Building on the themes and outcomes of previous African Youth and Governance Conferences (AYGCs) held annually from 2009 to 2016, the 9th AYGC, will provide a platform for the young participants to interrogate critical continental and global issues of relevance to youth development in Africa under the conference broad theme "HARNESSING AFRICA'S DEMOGRAPHIC DIVIDEND THROUGH INVESTMENTS IN YOUTH”.

THE 9TH AFRICAN YOUTH

AND GOVERNANCE CONFERENCE

Here’s an opportunity to participate in a conference in Nigeria with youth from over 35 African Countries & the Diaspora

Register Now

Our Events Gallery

Images From Previous Events

Click on the button below to view all AYGC event pictures

View All

Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library

Abeokuta, Nigeria

August 06 - 13, 2017

All Day

35 African Countries

Hurryup! Limited Seats Available

#AYGC2017

Don't miss it

Conference Schedule


Sat. Aug. 5


Arrival of Officials (Committee Chairs, Conference Support Teams, etc.)

Briefing and Training Session I


Sun. Aug. 6


Training of Committee Chairs. Media and Organizing Teams Session II

Arrival of ALL other delegates and Team Building I


Mon. Aug. 7


Team Building II

Committee (Research) Work - Session I

Partners' Networking/Strategic Alliance Building

Welcome and Networking Dinner with Partners - Keynote Address by Host Governor

State of Youth Development in Africa - AYGC Special Report Launched


Tue Aug. 8


Plenary Session I - Diaspora Home Coming Summit (Panel Style)

Plenary Session II - on Conference theme (Panel Style)

Delegates' pitching of project ideas and cross-country partnerships

Partners' Exhibition and Info session with delegates


Wed. Aug. 9


Committee (Research) Work - Session II

Committee Work - Session III - Expert Coaching Session

Committee Work - Session IV - Drafting of Motions


Thur. Aug 10


Committee Work - Session V - Finalization of Motions

Preparation for General Assembly/Grande Debate - Expert Coaching


Fri. Aug. 11


GRANDE DEBATE ON RESOLUTIONS - General Assembly


Aug 12

Commemoration of International Youth Day with Nigerian youth - TBC

Media Presentation of Resolution Booklet to Nigerian Government

Closing Dinner and Concert (African Wear) - with Partners and Diplomats

Closing Message by Host Governo


Aug 13

Departure of Delegates

...

We Are Social

Get live feed and engage in the conference with #AYGC2017

#AYGC2017

Loading..

AYGC 2016 HIGHLIGHTS

AYGC 2016 THEME: "Au Agenda 2063: Investing In Africa’s Human Capital For Peace And Development"

Useful Materials

Visit Us

Youth Bridge Foundation,
Accra, GH