CONNECT TO THE YOUTHSPARK EXPERIENCE
We want to specially welcome you to Youthspark event platform where you will learn about all our previous activities across various countries in Africa.
Basically, all Youthspark projects and programs are focused on building connection, bridging information gaps and creating globally relevant platforms for supporting exceptionally driven leaders, entrepreneurs and thriving business owners.
Through our various annual events, we have built a community of over 5000 result driven and goal oriented individuals across 25 African countries. And through our community, we have provided support and mentored over 100 people to design, launch and achieve mind-blowing results from scratch.
This is our greatest success story.
Our physical events have been majorly attended by individuals from 15 countries which include; Zimbabwe, Rwanda, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Liberia, South Africa, Somalia, Somaliland, Cameroon, Tanzania, Namibia, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Ethiopia.
Youthspark Pan Africa is committed to providing platforms that leverage on the SDGs to connect, empower and support young startups & entrepreneurs with skills and innovative strategies that enable them to identify, deploy and sustain solutions to emerging socio-economic problems across various communities in Africa.
As a spring board for global market penetration, we provide our community members with resources & tools that support their growth curve and position them attractive to investors.
YOUTHSPARK PAN AFRICAN CONFERENCE 2018, ACCRA, GHANA
Africa’s greatest resource and potentially its sharpest competitive advantage in the global economy is its young and growing workforce. With 70% of Africa’s population under the age of 30, we as a continent are presented with a great opportunity and, possibly, a great challenge. Young Africans today are taking actions that not only have an immediate impact, but will also determine the future of the continent for decades to come.
Technology offers young people an enormous range of benefits that were not available to previous generations. With its ability to connect people all around the world and particularly down to small communities, young people are able to access information from around the world to come up with amazing solutions across the various sectors of the African economy.
In August, 2018, Youthspark Pan Africa organized and hosted 32 thought leaders and entrepreneurs from 10 countries. As part of effort to strengthen their ideas, initiatives and local businesses, they were taken through intensive sessions on how best to deploy the craft of technology and innovation in the new global economy.
YOUTHSPARK PAN AFRICA, KENYA
Africa is blessed with an incredible human and material resources.It has been discovered that the turning point for influencing a positive change at a personal or organizational level is dependent on the quality of our leadership capacity.
The inability to discover potentials early and dearth of quality leadership seem to be costing Africa more than any other factor.
Youthspark Pan African Conference 2019, KIGALI, RWANDA
In recent years, Africa has become a testing ground for breakthrough ideas, innovative high-tech products and disruptive start-ups. By 2040, Africa is expected to have the largest workforce in the world, 40% of which will consist of young people. Therefore, there is 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.
Facts & Figures
- It is estimated that about 172 million people within the labour market worldwide had no job as at 2018 and this made about 5 percent of the world population.
- Due to the expanding rate of labour force in the world, it is estimated that unemployment rate is projected to increase by 1 million annually from the year 2020.
- Sadly, there are over 700 million workers who are living in extreme poverty and have to survive with less than $2 Dollars per day.
- Fewer than 45 per cent of wage and salaried workers are employed on a full-time, permanent basis, and even that share is declining.
- By 2019, more than 212 million people will be out of work, up from the current 201 million
- 600 million new jobs need to be created by 2030, just to keep pace with the growth of the working age population
Roughly half the world’s population still lives on the equivalent of about US$2 a day. And in too many places, having a job doesn’t guarantee the ability to escape from poverty. Substandard working conditions are often related to poverty, inequality and discrimination. In many contexts, certain groups – such as workers with disabilities, women workers, youth, and migrants, among others – face particular obstacles in accessing decent work and may be especially vulnerable to abuses.
Youthspark Pan Africa is adopting more innovative approach to integrate provide improved support using the SDG model to create a platform for young people to meet like-minded fellow and together, understand how young people are using technology, overcoming corresponding risks and achieving great successes across Africa.
There were 32 delegates from 9 countries who participated at the Youthspark Pan African Conference 2019 in Kigali, Rwanda.
Youthspark Summer Leadership Bootcamp:
This is an intensive academic and leadership enrichment program designed for African secondary schools. The project creates a platform which engages and builds the leadership capacity of secondary school functionaries as agents of positive transformation and champions of attitudinal change among their peers. Through the school functionaries/prefects, the project will support various secondary schools to initiate and execute youth programs with the purpose of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals through young people.
Target: Secondary Schools Functionaries
Audience: Senior Prefects, Deputy Senior Prefects and Social Prefects
- To solve complex education/learning problem by moving students from consumption to creating and owning their learning.
- To promote self-development as a panacea for self-discovery and invention.
- To promote value reorientation mentoring opportunities and collaborations among in-school youth To promote mentoring opportunities and collaborations among young African visionaries in secondary schools
- Must be between 13 – 20 years old
- Must be a functionary in their school
- Must be willing to apply knowledge back in their school.