EVENTS | Africa-EU YouthLab 2017
WE PROMOTE DIGITAL INNOVATION FOR SUSTAINABLE AND INCLUSIVE DEVELOPMENT.
Make-IT and #eSkills4Girls invite 20 digital natives
10 African and 10 European digital innovators and entrepreneurs will meet from 25 to 27 November
to provide guidance at the Africa-EU YouthLab
on how to support young innovators in founding and growing digital working and living
and disrupt the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum
and give valuable input to the Start-up Manifesto and the final Declaration of the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan
The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development invites 20 young digital change-makers from Africa and the EU to participate in the Africa-EU YouthLab on 27 November 2017 in Abidjan, Ivory Coast. Let the digital youth disrupt the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum with their ideas and expectations! They know best what they need to create a promising digital future in Africa and Europe.
The 20 digital natives give guidance to business leaders and policy makers of both continents on how to support young innovators in founding and growing digital working and living. Several local Ecosystem Meet-ups took place on the continent this autumn to select the best candidates for the YouthLab. 10 African and 10 European digital innovators and entrpreneus were selected to meet as the YouthLab in Abidjan on 25-27 November. Their mission is to bring together the best ideas from both continents and to jointly develop a set of concrete recommendations to businesses and politics for empowering young digital change-makers in their career. Their recommendations also give valuable input to the planned EU-Africa Start-up Manifesto and the final Declaration of the AU-EU Summit in Abidjan. Youth, let’s create the future!
The YouthLab is looking into a wide range of solutions, innovations and best practices that address one or more of the following areas:
You can meet the YouthLab members and contribute to their ideas on 27 November at the 6th EU-Africa Business Forum in Abidjan (Palais de la Culture). The YouthLab members look forward to exchange with you. You can recognise them through out the event thanks to the Africa-EU YouthLab-buttons they wear. To business and policy leaders: get advice from experts on how the youth helps reach your economic or political targets. To all young folks, join the discussion and pitch your ideas! Meet the YouthLab participants at the following sessions during the Africa-EU Business Forum:
The concept of the YouthLab is based on a merger between the two German initiatives implemented by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development 1) the Tech Entrepreneurship Initiative Make-IT and 2) the German G20-Presidency initiative #eSkills4Girls.
Recommendations developed by the digital youth to businesses and politics
We call on business and policy leaders to support young digital entrepreneurship by actively…
Below, you will find some impressions from the Africa-EU YouthLab in Abidjan (Côte d’Ivoire) as well as the Ecosystem Meetups in Nairobi (Kenya), Lagos (Nigeria) and Accra (Ghana). Similar meetups were held in Antananarivo (Madagascar) and Kampala (Uganda).
Photos taken by Elorm Gbekley, Kathleen Ziemann & Kim Mühl