The African Youth SDGs Summit is the largest gathering platform for youth from across the African continent and beyond to discuss and assess the status of implementation of continental commitments to the Global Goals but also sharing ideas, critiques, results and challenge national governments to deliver on their promise. It is a summit that brings duty bearers and right holders together to reaffirm actions towards sustainable development on the continent from the perspectives of the continent’s largest population, the youth.
The summit hosted more than 1,000 delegates representing youth organizations and AU agencies, national governments, international development agencies, Civil Society Organizations (CSOs, the private sector and SDGs actors to exchange experiences and good practices regarding the implementation of the SDGs and African Union Agenda 2063.
The summit also recognized and rewarded individuals and institutions whose efforts are promoting youth inclusive governance and participation on the continent. All nominees demonstrated a significant contribution toward creating a positive and inclusive youth engagement on the SDGs through the implementation of policies, programs, and initiatives.
There were five categories: African Youth SDGS Achiever of the Year Award (male & female categories), Leave No One Behind, Private Sector Youth Inclusive Award, Innovative Start-Up Award and Youth Agribusiness initiative Award. Alfred Godwin Adjabeng won the highest and most prestigious award which is the African Youth SDGS (Male) Achiever of the Year. African Youth SDGs Summit co-organised by CSO Platform on SDGS, UNDP, UNICEF, and UNPA.