To accelerate the tech ecosystem of Africa, Africa YMCA’s in partnership with the Africa Future Fund held the largest tech summits in Africa From 12th November 2019 to 13th December 2019.
The summits were held in South Africa YMCA on 12 Nov, Ethiopia YMCA on 19th Nov, Kenya YMCA on 22nd Nov, Nigeria YMCA ON 6 Dec, and Ghana YMCA on 13th December 2019
The summits taught the fundamentals of frontier tech investments, startup development and ecosystem building via exclusive sessions with award winning local and international experts. Each country featured its on combination of onsite workshop training, networking round tables, live Q/A sessions with speakers and sponsors, attendee spotlight features, exhibitor showcase demos and VIP networking dinners and after parties. To accelerate developments within Africa’s tech ecosystem, the agenda curriculum included training sessions on future technologies (Ai, Blockchain, Virtual Reality, Space, Nanotechnology, Internet of Things etc) and career development sessions on personal branding, digital entrepreneurship and future of work workshops.
The YMCA Africa Future Summit is the world’s most premier summit curating an active network of investors, tech entrepreneurs, celebrities, politicians and business moguls towards addressing the UN SDG goals and positively accelerating the future of Africa. Each year the program gathers delegates from across Africa and around the world to address and tackle challenges that affect Africa’s future. The summit serves as a platform for influencers who are sourcing innovative solutions and partners that leverage exponential technology to accelerate Africa as the world’s final tech frontier hub. The initiative is a part of a multi year roadmap to 2030 to achieve the 17 Sustainable Development Goals for Africa.
Africa YMCAs are proud to have been hosts for this years events as we espouse to move youth from being subjects to citizens. We strive to empower young people in Africa and ICT and innovation is one of our interests. Having reached more that 2000 young people, we look forward to new innovations coming from Africa and to hosting next years events.