Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Young Global Leaders Summit in Dar

I made a post a few days ago about the World Economic Forum for Africa taking place in Dar from May 5-7 (starting today).

As a follow up, the Young Global Leaders Summit - a branch of the World Economic Forum, specifically focussed on youth activities - will also be taking place in Dar-es-Salaam from May 2-7. I hope this post can attract some comments from the field in Dar to discuss the summit and what's happening.

A few extracts from the the Summit press release:

Over 265 Young Global Leaders from over 70 countries representing business, government, civil society, arts & culture, academia, media and social entrepreneurs will participate. Among the registered YGLs, 45 are Africans, including Minister of Home Affairs Lawrence Kego Masha of Tanzania, Deputy Prime Minister Arthur Mutambara of Zimbabwe, and Minister of International Cooperation, Town and Country Planning, Air Transport and Infrastructure Karim Wade of Senegal.

In line with previous YGL Summits, the objectives will be to reinforce the three pillars of the YGL community (community building, generating insight and undertaking collective action). YGLs will have an opportunity to connect Tanzanian experiences with global issues and to understand the underlying development environment on the African continent.

Of the two-and-a-half-day Summit, one day will be devoted to “Impact Journeys”, which will give YGLs the opportunity to work with Tanzanian government, civil society and private sector organizations on their challenges, innovations and models for social change. The premise of the Impact Journeys is that boundaries are blurred between the public, private and civil society sectors, and the key solutions to global challenges are much more likely to come about from a blended, integrated approach.

More information:
About the World Economic Forum
About the Young Global Leaders Summit
2010 Summit press release
World Economic Forum for Africa 2010 press release

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  1. Young? Masha? I know the African Youth Charter puts young up to age 35 but can potential grandparents be called young?

  2. I just saw the people running the "young global leaders summit" and they all look over 30...

    When can we start making sense out of putting extraordinarily young people in leadership positions of change in society? Why is it so difficult to think of someone in their mid-teens or twenties running something big in Dar?