Youth Alliance Leadership Development in Africa conference in Gaborone is set to bring together hundred students from around the world in the hopes of shaping the future for Africa.
For many, a chance to rub shoulders with the big shots in various fields is a rare opportunity but from 18th to the 21st of August many will get the chance to do so.
The non nonprofit governmental organisation will help create future opportunities for students through networking and mentorship.
Meeting professionals will allow the students to learn more about their field of interest.
The conference will help students take on more leadership roles not just within their university but also in their various countries. YALDA, which is assisted by university students in the development of Africa, will take up a number of key issues in the African region.┬á
The conference will consist of three major parts: informative panel sessions, skills enhancement workshops and organized visits to various youth-led development projects and business in Gaborone.
The panel sessions and workshops will be facilitated by prominent professionals, youth leaders and organizations from different fields.┬á
In an interview with The Telegraph the Co-Executive Director YALDA at the University of Botswana, Hope Wamukota, invited the public to attend.┬á
“We are inviting the public to join us at the conference to understand the driving force behind Africa’s growth but, more importantly, how Africa’s youth can be both contributors and beneficiaries of it,” Wamukota said.┬á
Wamukota also highlighted the importance of the event and emphasized its role for the future of Africa.┬á
“I think it will help the youth in motivating, inspiring, and empowering them into African leaders of tomorrow,” she added.┬á
A P490 ticket will include a gala dinner, a cocktail dinner and attendance to all discussions and a game drive at Mokolodi Game Reserve whilst P190 will include T-shirt, attendance for all the conference dates and the game drive and lunch at Gaborone Sun.