The Young African Leaders Summit is an initiative/subsidiary of The Young Global Leaders Network (a non-governmental social enterprise) created to bring together over 800 policy makers, youth in politics and leadership, young entrepreneurs, business executives, professionals, aspiring leaders and start-ups to discuss innovative and new ways of dealing with challenges that African youths are confronted with and various topical issues that pertain to economic empowerment, politics, climate change and entrepreneurship development.
Our Summit shall also provide the platform for start-ups to pitch their innovations or business ideas and look for business partners and financiers. It shall also encourage and provide the platform for collaborations and partnerships.

The Young African Leaders Summit shall collate ideas from some of the continent’s finest youth figures and aggregate them into relevant themes able to shape policy on the continent. It is also intended to be a platform for cross-country idea-sharing and assimilation and an opportunity to bridge identity gap that is often perceived to exist within the youthful population of Africa.

We seek to be the world’s leading network that trains and prepares young leaders for politics, diplomacy and entrepreneurship.

Focus group discussions and ideas collated shall form a summit communique called the ‘’AFRICAN YOUTH MANIFESTO’’ shall be submitted to the African Union.
An Awards and Honorary session forms the fabric of YALS to recognize outstanding African youth figures who have excelled in various fields.
2019 Summit was under the Theme: Securing the future of Africa: The Role of the African Youth, Young Business Leaders and Entrepreneurs.
The Summit, the first ever largest continental youth gathering in Ghana mobilized a diversity of delegates and policy makers from all African countries comprising government officials, members of the diplomatic corp, international agency representatives, entrepreneurs, emerging youth and student leaders.
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