15,000 youth to attend East African leadership summit in Tanzania

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At least 15,000 youth and policy makers from across Africa are expected to participate in the 5th East African Youth Leadership Hybrid Summit slated for Nov. 8-12 in Tanzania’s northern city of Arusha, organizers said Monday.

A statement issued by the East African Community (EAC) said the summit will be jointly organized by the EAC and the MS Training Center for Development Cooperation, a state-of-the-art development management training institution based in the city of Arusha.

The summit, which will feature a theme — “The Future of Africa: Creating Jobs, Feeding, and Housing the World’s Youngest Continent” — aims to craft responses to Africa’s rapidly growing youth population, their challenges and opportunities. It will highlight the importance of collaborative efforts to boost investment and trade for Africa’s burgeoning youth population, read the statement.

“I therefore invite all stakeholders to support this youth initiative, that seeks to reinforce youth participation in regional integration, policy development and implementation,” said Peter Mathuki, the EAC secretary general. Enditem

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