AYGC 2018 Delegation: Accra, Ghana
What is AYGC?
The African Youth Governance Conference (AYGC) is an annual gathering hosted by the Youth Bridge Foundation, a non-profit organization focused on harnessing Africa’s greatest resource – its youth. The 10th AYGC, taking place in Accra, Ghana from August 5-12, 2018 is themed “Mobilizing the Youth to Build a Continent Beyond Aid”. Delegates will be members of one of the eleven conference committees (health, governance and leadership, foreign affairs, agriculture, etc.) and will work to develop tool kits on how to network and engage with development stakeholders to leverage ourselves as agents of change in our respective societies.
In August 2018, AfriCAN, 16 young leaders from Ontario, made the journey to Accra, Ghana, where they joined their peers from across the continent of Africa at the 10th Annual Youth and Governance Conference. With their attendance supported by Empowerment Squared, they dug deep into issues like health care, education and employment, rule of law, foreign affairs, and education.
This rare learning opportunity to be educated by peers and stakeholders who share our desire to see our motherland thrive, allows the importance of Africa to be showcased beyond its continental boundaries. Our attendance at the 2018 AYGC benefited both Africa and Canada through the creation of global networks and relationships established during our stay in Accra. It is our plan to take full advantage of the leadership development platform this conference provided. We returned as educated, empowered, internationally connected cultural ambassadors who are committed to being pillars of positive change in our communities, our nation, and our world.
Lead Supporters of AYGC
We want to thank the many supporters who made donations and helped raise support for Ontario’s young leaders to make this landmark journey.
McMaster University Student Success Centre
Dr. Patrick Deane, President, McMaster University
Hamilton Community Foundation
Nigerian Canadian Association
Matthew Green, Ward 3 Councillor, City of Hamilton
Dundas Valley Sunrise Rotary Club
Kumasi Youngsters (Hi-Blood)
MBaise Cultural Organization
All Saints Igbo Anglican Church
Sullivan Injury Law Professional Corporation
Empower Strategy Group