Cabinet Secretary in the Ministry of Youth Affairs, Sports and Art government of Kenya Ababu Namwamba, accompanied PS Ismail Maalim, today officially unveiled the Kenya Youth Connekt Chapter roadmap and steering committee for the Africa Youth Connekt Summit to be held in Nairobi.
The Cabinet Secretary Namwamba reiterated his Ministry’s commitment to advancing the country’s youth agenda, continentally and globally. “The Youth demographic is one critical cohort that we can’t afford to ignore. We will continue being at the centre of such forums deliberately to ensure our systems and processes are intentionally structured to empower our young people,” he quipped.
“This phenomenal and innovative cohort has contributed to key innovations such as the revolutionary M-pesa app. We are thus deliberate in prioritizing harnessing of this potential to accelerate investments towards bettering opportunities for the youth,” he added.
On his part, Permanent Secretary Ismail Maalim lauded the various stakeholders who have partnered with the Ministry in the upcoming #Youth Connekt Kenya summit.
He spoke of the various advantages of the hosting of the summit. It is important to note that the initiative will work for the benefit of the youth.
“The #YouthConnektKe provides the youth with a platform to develop solutions geared at equipping them with skills for the competitive job market. At the same while scouting and tapping their talents and innovations for entrepreneurship. It is a perfect stage to come up with African solutions to challenges afflicting the African youth,” the PS remarked.
The National Youth Council Youth Voice Ag. In her address, Chief Executive Officer Margaret Kiogora captured the goals rooted in the pillars of networking, information and empowerment for a thriving future generation.
The UN Resident Coordinator Stephen Jackson reiterated the UN’s commitment to supporting the Ministry, calling on partners to come together and be part of the 6th Edition of the Youth Connekt Africa Summit