Shape Africa 2019

Shape Africa 2019

What is Shape Africa?

Shape Africa is a continental annual event in the Global Shapers Community calendar which brings together Global Shapers from around Africa and the world to a major city in Africa to discuss topics and pursue solutions that concern the youth on the African continent.

Shape Africa 2019

Shape Africa 2019 brought together the Kenyan government, development partners, industry players and over 150 Global Shapers from around the globe to deliberate on how to harness the abilities of the youth (youth demographic dividend) in order to realize the political, economic and social transformation of the African continent.

Shape Africa curated strategic deliberations towards enabling Africa:

-to empower its youth to innovate and scale new models of solutions generation;

-To empower young entrepreneurs to move beyond surviving to thriving & driving solutions to the challenges affecting the region;

-to transform its governance approach and open its borders towards encouraging collaboration and a unified approach to development in the spirit of the Agreement of the Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

The event was officially opened and graced by His Excellency Hon. Dr. William Samoei Ruto, Deputy President of Kenya.

The Global Shapers Community is a global network of over 400 city-based hubs including Nairobi Hub, Kisumu Hub and the first Hub located in a refugee camp, Kakuma Hub, all located in Kenya

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