Youthspark Pan-African Conference is to be held in Kigali. Be the first to apply!

Are you African Youth between 18 – 35nable to speak and understand the English language? Are you visionary youth driven by new challenges and experiences? Youthspark Pan-African Conference is looking for you. This year, it is to be held in Kigali, Rwanda from 26  to 30 June 2019.

Youthspark Pan-African Conference is a bi-annual Pan-African youth capacity-building programme designed for successfully selected youth to acquire valuable leadership skills and develop cutting-edge skills in transforming their ideas into profitable ventures.

With a massive youth network across 33 countries, 100 visionary, innovative and development driven young leaders will be selected and given the opportunity to connect, dialogue and share ideas and strategies that can deliver accelerated problem solving and employment opportunities in the Africa space.

Conference theme

By 2040, Africa is expected to have the largest workforce in the world, 40% of which will consist of young people. Therefore, there is a need to create a better match between the needs of the African economy and the skills of young people especially with the increasing innovations associated with technology.

The 3rd edition of the conference will be focusing on Sustainable Development Goal 8 on the theme; Exploring Decent and Productive workspace for young people in Africa.


The main objectives are to foster transgenerational dialogue, share ideas and also explore new perspectives and opportunities towards building the African economy through young people; To create and expand economic developments through teamwork and regional collaborations to tackle issues that are common to the African communities and region; To promote value reorientation, ethical fibre and empathy based leadership among African youth; To promote mentoring opportunities and collaborations among young African visionaries


African Youth between 18 – 35 years; Non-African Youth passionate about driving change in Africa; Ability to speak and understand English language; Visionary youth driven by new challenges and experiences; Passionate about contributing to social development in Africa; Self-motivated youth with proven capacity to start or expand a social enterprise or business.

Conference fees

There are no fees for applying for the conference. Participation fee shall be applicable only to successfully selected participants. successful participants shall pay a participation fee of $350 USD to cover; 4-night accommodation, Feeding (Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner), Conference Materials, Conference T-Shirt, Certification, and Rwandan Tour/Cocktail Dinner

NOTE: Participants will, however, be responsible for securing any necessary visa and transport to and fro Kigali, Rwanda for the Youthspark Pan African Conference 2019.

The deadline is May 31, 2019

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