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The Youth Initiative Development Programme (YIDP) Convention is a pan-African convention that focuses on the development of the youth. YIDP has focused to set the pace towards constructive working relationships between the public and private sectors, creating a more enabling environment for the youth in the African continent. The main purpose of the annual Youth Initiative Development Programme (YIDP) Convention is to bring together key stakeholders in the youth development sector, including influential public and business leaders, experts, investors, and entrepreneurs for a series of virtual and physical events- facilitating the sharing of insights and lessons learned towards saving the future.

Reasons to attend YIDPC 2023?

We offer excellent value for money, our 2023 event will be one of the biggest youth convention in Africa. Whether you’re looking to showcase your solutions, meet the right audience to grow your business, gain brand visibility, or meet change makers from different countries, YIDPC Conference is the place to be!

Join expert leaders, youth leaders, private sector and NGO stakeholders with the aim of tackling on most pressing youth development issues to craft responses to the continent’s rapidly growing youth population, their challenges and opportunities.

During the convention we pre-arranged B2B meeting for our sponsors and partners as requested. Receive recommendations on who you should meet based on common interests for your organisation.

When great mind come together, great things happens. With an exclusive convention we create an environment to learn from leading experts in the industry, and gain valuable insights which you can implement in business right away.

We have various challenges or problems which we all intend to resolve to achieve our purpose. What's new with you? Join us to reconnect with young social entrepreneurs with innovative idea and startups, and discuss business models and collaboration.

YIDP Convention is Africa oriented to create solutions to save the lives of young people. We do things differently. That's why different stakeholders approach us for partnership, can you be one of them ? This is an annual event, year after year.

Who is attending YIDP Convention 2023

50+

Decision-makers

50+

Youth Leaders

200+

In-Person Attendees

60+

Companies

50+

Universities & Colleges

57+

Countries

200+

Online Attendees

20+

Exhibitors

SCHEDULE & PROGRAMS

The schedule is subject to change without notice. All time are shown on EAT +3 (Eastern Africa Time).

Stimulating content will be delivered in an engaging way – through sponsored plenary knowledge sessions, collaborative, networking sessions, exhibition areas, and dinner meetings ensuring key messages are retained and commitments are actioned.

Day 1 Programme: Wednessday, 03 August 2023

08:30am
Breakfast sessions/Networking Hall F
09:00am
Opening Ceremony Hall A Moderator
09:30am
Keynote: The future for the Youth in Africa Hall A Delegates & Panelist
10:00am
Session 1: Private-public partnership in generating new investments, opportunities and financing for the youth in Africa in realization of SDGS and agenda 2063 Hall A Delegates & Panelist
  • Ms. Lizzie Otaye
    Ms. Lizzie Otaye
    Partnership and Communication Consultant

Building modern, sustainable, and reliable opportunities in our community is critical for meeting the rising aspirations of millions of young people around the African continent. Africa needs to revise and adapt its development agenda, due to ongoing structural transformations, increased peace and reduction in the number of conflicts, renewed economic growth and social progress, the need for people-centered development, gender equality and youth empowerment, changing global contexts such as increased globalization and the ICT revolution; the increased unity of Africa makes it a global power to be reckoned with and capable of rallying support around its own common agenda; and emerging development and investment opportunities in areas such as agri-business, infrastructure development, health and education as well as the value addition in African commodities, the realization of Agenda 2063 can be achieved if and only if we embrace Private-Public Partnership.

11:30am
Session 2: Sports and culture as a driver in youth cohesion, identity and unity, by enhancing talents and skills, hence promoting lives Hall G Delegates & Panelist
12:00pm
Lunch sessions & Networking
13:00pm
Session 3: IT & the future of the youth to achieve sustainable growth and development Hall A Panelist

The session will focus on Youth Digital Economy & Equity; Leveraging the digital transformation process to achieve sustainable growth and development in Africa

15:00pm
Session 4: Public-Private institutions Partnering with colleges and Universities to Find, Train and Empower Talents Hall A Panelist
16:30pm
Business and exhibition networking Hall B Exhibitors
16:45pm
Session 5: Youth Leadership, Participation & Role of Youth in Sustainable Climate Action Hall A Panelist
17:30pm
Conference Day 1 Adjourned
1:30pm
Session 2: Creating Vibrant Digitalisation and the digital ecosystem for the youth. Hall A Beginner

We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually. We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually.We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually.

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03:00pm
Session 3: Public-Private institutions Partnering with colleges and Universities to Find, Train and Empower Talents Hall A Beginner

We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually. We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually.We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually.

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04:30pm
Business and exhibition networking Hall A Beginner

We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually. We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually.We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually.

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04:40pm
Session 4: Youth Leadership and Participation Hall A Beginner

We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually. We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually.We care for more than 200 thousand exhibits spanning billions of years and welcome more than five million way visitors annually.

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Day 2 Programme: Friday, 04 August 2023

08:30am
Breakfast sessions/Networking Hall C
09:00am
Recap of Day 1 Hall A Panelist
09:30am
Session 6: The place of the youth in sustainable health security in Africa Hall A Panelist
10:30am
Session 7: Prevention of Gender-Based Violence and Inequality among the adolescence in Africa Hall A Panelist
12:00pm
Lunch sessions/Networking
01:30pm
Session 8: Youth Health and Sexual Reproductive Human Rights Hall A Panelist
03:00pm
Session 9: Role of youth in advancing UHC in Africa Hall A Panelist
04:30pm
Business and exhibition networking Hall C Executive Roundtable
04:45pm
Session 10: Role of youth in eliminating teenage pregnancies & marriages in Africa Hall A Panelist
05:30pm
Conference Day 2 Adjourned: Cocktail and networking

Youth challenges in Africa today

Today, there are 1.2 billion young people aged 15 to 24 years, accounting for 16% of the global population. By 2030 the target date for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that make up the 2030 Agenda, the number of youths is projected to have grown by 7%, to nearly 1.3 billion.

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