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Ways Summit


Ways Summit

WAYS Summit in partnership with Swedish Institute is excited to announce the 2019 African Youth Summit to be held on March 29th at the Västgötagatan 5, 118 27 Stockholm, Sweden. This year’s event focuses on Global Issues in African Perspectives geared towards promoting development in Africa.

Global Issues, African Perspectives

The desire to discuss and advance different WAYS of addressing African issues to foster integration is the motivation behind bringing together different stakeholders to the WAYS Summit 2019. The stakeholders will comprise of academia, researchers, policy-makers, government and non-governmental organizations, institution including development partners, civil society actors, private sector, media and the African Diaspora community.


8:00-9:00 Registration and networking

9:00-9:05 Opening and Introductions

9:05-9:30 Keynote Message: Africa Rising Through its Youth - President of African Ambassadors Network

9:30-9:35 Short thematic video on Africa

9:35- 10:35 Interactive High-level Panel Discussion: The Role of Governance in Africa’s Development

Nordic Africa Institute (on conflict and governance)
UN Environment Regional Office for Africa (on environment and governance)
Mo Ibrahim Foundation (on education, leadership and governance)
10:40-11:00 Health Break and FIKA

11:00-11:45 Morning Breakout Sessions (Choose one):

Room 1: Social sustainability through good governance
Room 2: Environmental Sustainability through good governance
Room 3: Political Sustainability through good governance
11:45-11:55 Comments from the Session Secretaries

12:00-13:00 Lunch and networking

13:00 – 14:00 Interactive Panel Discussion: Opportunities and Challenges for youth employment in Africa

Jowi James Otieno, East African Community (on education and youth employment)
Prudence Persson, SI Alumni (on innovation and youth employment)
Swedish Institute (Lessons learned from the SISS/SISGP)
14:00-14:45 Afternoon Breakout Sessions(Choose one):

Room 1: Empowering youth through education
Room 2: Empowering youth through innovation
Room 3: Empowering youth through mentorship
14:45- 14:55 Comments from the Session Secretaries

15:00- 15:20 Health Break and FIKA

15:20 -15:50 Interactive Q & A session: Debunking myths and misconceptions about Africa

15:50 – 17:00 Closing Remarks, Entertainment and Mingle

Map Coor Konferens, Västgötagatan 5 5 Västgötagatan 118 27 Södermalm, Stockholm, Sweden
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