WHAT IS IT ABOUT?

Youth Sustainability Development Conference 2021: Pan-African Edition

At the heart of Sustainable Development are the Youth.

The Youth Sustainability Development Conference (“YSDC”) recognizes that the population of today’s young people is about 1.8 billion. In the history of mankind, never has there been a generation of young who are more motivated, educated, and  connected in their mission. 

YSDC 2021 (PAN- AFRICAN): COLLABORATION FOR CHANGE: EMPOWERING YOUTH TO DELIVER ACTION TOWARDS THE SDGS.

Having held the YSDC maiden edition in 2019 and the next version in 2020, the YSDC 2021 will be a pivotal conference as we enter the “Decade of Action” with clarity on the fact that there is need for faster and more ambitious response to the SDGs, particularly with respect to empowering youth to take meaningful actions.

It is important to acknowledge that the localization and respect for local context and nuances are crucial to successful SDG implementation.

It is on this basis that YSDC 2021: Pan-African Edition is providing a unique opportunity for students and young professionals from around the African continent to receive an accelerated training experience like no other. We, the organizers of YSDC 2021, are proud to offer a quality education and development program for the socio-entrepreneurial skillsets young change-makers need to enter the post-COVID job market.

During this four-day experience, participants will have the opportunity to participate in a case study centered around solving the most pressing post-COVID concerns pertaining to the SDG committee to show that young people are pivotal in Building Back Better. Participants will have the opportunity to network with like-minded young changemakers, engage in career and skills-building workshops led by top educators and successful young entrepreneurs, and hear from a panel of SDG Young Leaders. As YSDC alumni, participants will also have access to a global network of young mentors and grant support of a fixed amount from the Conference to further their education for the SDGs or SDG initiative/business.

The SDGs Case Challenge is proudly sponsored by www.pantagroup.com.au

The challenge will address key questions for planning and infrastructure development such as:
• Who will pay for the infrastructure changes that need to occur?
• What are the technological considerations for new systems?
• How do we collaborate with public and private stakeholders to ensure citizens have the knowledge and ability to participate in decision making?
By helping African entrepreneurs understand the methods by which PPPs operate, the challenge will provide a platform to identify sustainable best practices and create feasible solutions that have a high impact.

Other partners include:
JET ESCP, ISCEA AND HOFSTEDE INSIGHT NIGERIA.

The YSDC 2021 (Pan- African) is set to hold through the 5th-8th of July.

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YSDC 2021 DELEGATION-APPLICATION

DELEGATION APPLICATION

DELEGATION APPLICATION

Welcome to the official Youth Sustainability Development Conference 2021: Pan-African Edition Delegate Application! We are excited to offer this first-of-it’s-kind opportunity to Africa’s top young sustainable innovators!

Apply below.

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