African Youths to deliberate on the Youth Entrepreneurship at AYLES 2018


The Guardian Newspaper Ltd collaborates with The Orator Project Africa & National Youth Council of Nigeria to hold the 3rd edition of Africa Youth Leadership & Economic Summit. This conference gathers together the brightest young leaders from around Africa, empowering them to make lasting connections to create positive change in their communities.

AYLES is an annual Summit where the most valuable young talents from Africa comes together to debate, formulate and share innovative solutions for the pressing issues Africa faces which include unemployment, security, and political leadership.
After each Summit, the delegates with unique business ideas and plans are empowered to work on their own initiatives or collaborate with others to create opportunities that benefit their communities.
The forthcoming AFRICA YOUTH LEADERSHIP & ECONOMIC SUMMIT AYLES 2018 is a project by The Orator Project Africa in collaboration with Guardian Newspaper Limited which is designed to be an African forum on youth employment, leadership, and economic development. The summit is the 3rd in the series to be held in Lagos Nigeria from 3rd – 5th May 2018 at Eko Hotels & Suite Grand Ball Hall, Lagos, Nigeria.
AYLES Is designed to be a defining moment in the history of the Nigerian and Africa’s young people; it is a seminal as well as a boot-camp event that will launch a decade-long global campaign for youth employment and leadership development. The goal of the Summit is to create productive and sustainable livelihoods for an additional 20 million young adults, especially young graduates and start-up facing poverty by share lack of leadership direction in creating the enabling environment to support creative ideas, by the year 2023.
AYLES will be a “working summit” where a large contingent of youth and representatives from diverse sectors of society will share innovative ideas, practices, and strategies for promoting youth employment. All delegates will join The Orator Project network, a worldwide network of individuals and institutions that will take action and promote youth employment in the continent. After the summit, TOP members will convene regional, national, and local meetings to identify barriers, suggest promising strategies, share innovations and develop their own action plans to help fulfill the goals of the summit.
The conference will focus on 3 key things:
Youth Entrepreneurship
Workplace Transformation
Career Advancement
There will be high powered presentations at breakout sessions all from an experiential point of view to position participants for great business and career breakthroughs.
These 3 days will have highly interactive sessions laced with performances from Top African Artistes, Games, and Excursion trips for delegates coming from other countries, group presentations from schools etc.
It will be an unforgettable experience!

Why an Africa Youth Leadership & Economic Summit?
One of the major causes of poverty is an insufficient opportunity for people to earn a living – the demand for employment exceeds the ability to supply. Three billion people live on less than $2 per day as poverty continues to grow. In many countries, especially in the developing world, half of those people are under the age of 24.
Presently, Youth Population to Reach 1.4 Billion. (August 2017) The world population will reach 9.8 billion in 2050, up 31 percent from an estimated 7.5 billion now, according to projections included in the 2017 World Population Data Sheet from the Population Reference Bureau (PRB).
Without concerted targeted action, we can expect that current barriers to youth employment will continue to exist.
In view of the above, we as an organization has taken the step to begin to educate our youths and to create opportunities for them by partnering with government and other private entities. We have strategic collaborations with Africa Youth Chamber of Commerce & Investment, London Academy Business School, Guardian Newspaper, Primera Finance Group, Phamatex Industries, Cuddly Kids school, Hey Day school, Integral OD ltd Uk, Center for Management Development, Federal Inland Revenue Service and more recently Dynatech Group.

Register to attend at the or at the venue.
Date: 3rd – 5th May 2018
Venue: Eko Hotels & Suite
Time: 9 am to 4 pm daily
Closing ceremony: 5 pm Saturday 5th May 2018


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