Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit 2018

14 – 18 May 2018 / Gauteng, South Africa

Programme*

*Subject to change

SUMMIT DAY 1 (Monday, 14 May 2018)

06:00:

ARRIVAL OF DELEGATION AND REGISTRATION

13:00 – 17:00: 

SUMMIT EXHIBITION

19:00: 

WELCOME ADDRESS:

Nelson Mandela and the African Renaissance

The Nelson Mandela and the African Renaissance Lecture is in honour of the legacy of the first black president of South Africa and leader of the people’s liberation movement, the African National Congress, whose centenary we are celebrating in 2018. This lecture is dedicated to Nelson Mandela’s exemplary life and commitment to the African continents freedom and unity. The lecture is an ode to the Summit theme, to encourage collaboration and unity amongst Africans, ideals that President Nelson Mandela inspired through his leadership and life, principles that His Excellency Thabo Mbeki continues to embody and advocate for in his call for an African Renaissance.

SUMMIT DAY 2 (Tuesday, 15 May 2018)

Schools Engagement and Tourism

07:30 -10:30: JOHANNESBURG TOWNSHIPS SCHOOLS VISIT  

The aim of the school visit is to engage, interact with and motivate young people in public schools. Delegates will be expected to speak about their work, and their countries to promote active citizenry and entrepreneurship. These presentations will also feature a Question and Answer session as well as a book presentation to the school’s library that will see young African Leaders donate African literature by authors from their respective countries to the young students.

13:00 – 15:30: TOUR OF MAROPENG – CRADLE OF HUMANKIND

The Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site and Dinokeng are initiatives of the Gauteng Provincial Government to establish geo-spatial tourism destinations in the north-west and the north-east of the province, close to the densely populated metropolitan areas of Johannesburg, Tshwane and Ekurhuleni.

The Cradle of Humankind is one of the eight World Heritage Sites in South Africa, and the only one in Gauteng. It is widely recognised as the place from which all of humankind originated.

The 47 000-hectare site has unearthed the best evidence of the complex journey which our species has taken to make us what we are – a place of pilgrimage for all humankind. It is not only a place of ongoing scientific discovery into our origins, but also a place of contemplation – a place that allows us to reflect on who we are, where we come from and where we are going to.

18:30: EVENING TOUR OF JOHANNESBURG

Delegates will experience the views and sites of the city of Gold on a tour that focuses on some of Joburg’s most beautiful buildings, public art, history and regeneration.

SUMMIT DAY 3 (Wednesday, 16 May 2018)

Conference Day 1

 

09:00 – 12:30            

ARRIVAL OF DELEGATES AND WELCOME ADDRESS BY THE DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING MONITORING AND EVALUATION

13:30 – 14:00             

Delegates Arrival and Briefing at Conference Venue – UNISA  

14:00 – 15:30            

PLENARY ONE: National Youth Policies and Youth Participation

15: 30 –15:45             

TEA BREAK

15:45 – 17:15            

PLENARY TWO: Elimination of social and cultural harmful practices

17:15 – 17:30             

TEA BREAK

17:30 – 18:30             

Workshop 1: World Café on the recommendations to the AU on Youth Participation in the implementation of the AYC. Hosted by Youth Lab

18:30 – 19:30             

DINNER

20:00 – 21:15             

FILM SCREENING: The People VS Patriarchy   

21:15 – 22:00             

The People VS Patriarchy Panel Discussion 

SUMMIT DAY 4 (Thursday, 17 May 2018)

Conference Day 2

 

08:00 – 08:30            

ARRIVAL OF DELEGATES AND BRIEFING OF KEYNOTE ADDRESSES

 

08:30 – 10:00            

PLENARY THREE: Sustainable Livelihoods and Employment

Focus: Reshaping Africa’s Brand

CONCURRENTLY:

 

PLENARY FOUR: Sustainable Livelihoods and Employment

Focus: Policy Regulation – Enabling or Disabling Youth Entrepreneurship?

 

10:00 – 12:00

Breakaway Sessions: Education and Skills Development

Session 1: The Decolonisation of Education

Session 2: Insuring Access to Education for All African Girls

Session 3: Language Imperialism in Modern-Day Africa

 

12:00 – 13:00            

LUNCH

 

13:00 – 15:00             

PLENARY FIVE: Poverty Eradication and Socio-Economic Integration of Youth

 

15:00 – 16:30             

The Next Generation, Creating the Legacy Dialogue

The Socio-Political Disruptors   

 

CONCURRENTLY

 

The Economic Disruptors

 

16:30 – 17:30             

PRESENTATION OF SUMMIT RECOMMENDATIONS TO AFRICAN UNION REPRESENTATIVE

 

19:00 –   21: 00            

BREAKING DOWN BORDERS AFRICA YOUTH EXCELLENCE AWARDS

  • SUMMIT CLOSING KEYNOTE ADDRESS
  • AWARDS PRESENTATIONS
  • CLOSING REMARKS

SUMMIT DAY 5 (Friday, 18 May 2018)

Delegates Departures

 

08:00 – 12:00            

Workshops

The BDBA Youth Summit workshops are intended to engage, teach or introduce delegates to practical skills, techniques, or ideas that will improve their business or approach to leadership in their area of interest.

 

08:00 – 10:00            

GOOGLE Digital Workshop

 

08:00 – 10:00    

RedBull Amaphiko – Social  Workshop

 

10:00–12:00           

ICT for SMMEs

 

10:00–12:00            

Africa’s Microeconomic Prospects/Forecast

 

12:00

Delegates departures.