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Event Start Date: 23-May-2024 09:00 AM

Understanding the AfCFTA Protocol on Women and Youth in Trade: Opportunities and Challenges

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) represents a monumental step towards economic integration and prosperity across the African continent. However, to fully realize its potential, it is imperative to ensure the active participation of youth and women in its implementation, particularly through the Protocol on Women and Youth. Youth constitute a significant portion of Africa's population and are vital drivers of economic growth and innovation. Their participation in the implementation of the AfCFTA protocol is essential for fostering inclusive and sustainable economic development. It is with this in mind that YouLead is organizing a series of virtual workshops to raise awareness about the critical roles of youth and women in the protocol's implementation. REGISTER AT THE LINK BELOW  

Applications Open: 27-Nov-2023 07:30 PM
Applications Close: 03-Dec-2023 11:59 PM
Event Start Date: 27-Nov-2023 08:00 PM

YouLead Summit 2023 Destination Voting

YouLead Summit 2024 Destination voting NOW OPEN!

Hello, One Young Africa Community, The YouLead Summit 2023 was phenomenal! As we bid adieu, our focus shifts to 2024.

We invite you to participate in selecting the destination for YouLead Summit 2024, vote for the next city to host #YouLead24  

Let your voice be heard, and share with a friend to boost your city's chances! 

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Applications Open: 25-Oct-2023 05:30 PM
Applications Close: 31-Oct-2023 11:58 PM
Event Start Date: 01-Nov-2023 08:00 AM

Application Call- Graphics Designer for Short-Term Consultancy

Project: Design of YouLead Africa Outcome Harvesting Report

Application Deadline: 31st October 2023



YouLead Africa is seeking a talented and creative graphics designer to collaborate on an exciting project - the design of the first ever Outcome Harvesting report, a compilation of carefully collected data documenting the impact of YouLead over the past 5 years – since the first convening of YouLead Summit in 2017 until 2021. 

This report is a critical tool for sharing our program's impact and achievements with stakeholders, and we are committed to making it visually compelling and informative. The Consultant is expected to design the report composed of 56 pages. 



As a Graphics Designer for this short-term consultancy, your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborating with the program team to conceptualize and design the layout of the Outcome Harvesting report.

  • Creating eye-catching visuals, infographics, and illustrations that effectively communicate key messages in the report

  • Selecting and designing a cohesive color scheme and typography that aligns with YouLead Africa brand.

  • Ensuring all design elements adhere to our brand guidelines.

  • Making revisions based on feedback and ensuring the final product meets our quality standards.

  • Preparing print-ready and digital files for distribution.



To be successful in this role, you should possess:

  • Proven experience as a graphics designer, with a strong portfolio showcasing report design and data visualization work.

  • Proficiency in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign) and other relevant design software.

  • A keen eye for detail and a commitment to producing high-quality work.

  • Strong communication and teamwork skills to collaborate effectively with the project team.


How to Apply: 

  1. All applications must be made and submitted via the YouLead Portal.

  2. Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting applications is 31st October 2023


Contract Duration: 1st November -5th November 2023

Remuneration: The Consultant will be paid 1250$ (before tax as per Tanzania Revenue Authority)

We look forward to receiving your applications and collaborating with a talented graphics designer. If you have any questions or require further information, please contact [email protected]

YouLead Africa is an equal-opportunity employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply.


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Applications Open: 19-Oct-2023 10:00 AM
Applications Close: 13-Nov-2023 11:58 PM
Event Start Date: 20-Nov-2023 08:00 AM

YouLead Summit Corporate Participation Call 2023

Theme: Youth Empowerment through Capacity Building: Revitalizing Youth Voice and Agency towards the Africa We Want.

Date: 20th-24th November 2023

Africa’s largest youth leadership forum, YouLead Summit beckons us on the horizon! Since 2017, the YouLead Summit has been jointly annually convened by the East African Community (EAC), MS Training Centre for Development Cooperation (MSTCDC) and other partners in Arusha Tanzania through their youth engagement initiatives –the EAC Youth Ambassadors Platform and YouLead Africa – Africa Youth Leadership Program respectively. H.E. Dr. Jakaya Mrisho Kikwete, former President of Tanzania is YouLead Africa’s current Patron.

This year in Nairobi, Kenya,  by the choice of the young people, the annual climax event will bring together continental, regional and national policymakers together with youth leaders, private sector and NGO stakeholders with the aim of crafting homegrown, solution-based approaches to resolve the most pressing youth development issues. 

About the theme

Knowledge is the tool that can transform Africa into the global powerhouse of the future. Notwithstanding the fact that African countries have, over the past five years, made several strides forward in the areas of people-centered development, gender equality and youth empowerment, reduction in the number of conflicts, renewed economic growth and social indicators, sustaining these efforts has always been and remains a work in progress. 

Towards achieving these aspirations, the young generation should be equipped with diverse skill sets and knowledge that align and speak to shifting geopolitics, the evolution of commerce, the ongoing digital revolution, and increasingly important capacities like post-conflict reconstruction, climate justice, leadership development, and public policy advocacy. With this newly acquired or improved capacity, Africa’s young people will be able to marshal their individual and collective efforts toward a common development agenda. Their enhanced understanding of their roles as young people, women, communities,  and marginalized groups will hasten the crafting and delivery of Africa-led solutions, , towards the Africa We Want. 

The aftermath of the Summit will shepherd emerging development and investment opportunities in the areas of human capital development, entrepreneurship, public infrastructure, and policy alternatives.  All these are inspired by the African Union Agenda 2063 and the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 

Under YouLead Africa’s popular programmatic pillars, exciting forums will be held through interactive and participatory approaches.

We invite organisations/companies to apply to come on board for the 2023 YouLead Summit.

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Application Process:

  1. All applications must be made and submitted via the YouLead Portal.

  2. Application Deadline: The deadline for submitting applications is 5th November, 2023. 

  3. Please note that a participation fee of 100$ is required after submission, assessment and selection. We will share payment details after which proof of payment will then be submitted to: [email protected] and [email protected]

  4. Please note that the 100$ participation fee is non-refundable. 

  5. Inquiries and Assistance: For any inquiries or assistance during the application process, please contact [email protected]