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Taking charge of the future



Taking charge of the future

A one-week boot camp (5-9 December 2022) on “Youth Inclusion and Social-Economic Development and Policy Formulation in Africa” kick-started the partnership of co-creating learning programmes between Danida Fellowship Centre and MS Training Centre for development Cooperation, MS TCDC

You are the hope of Africa, said Makena Mwobobia, director of MS TCDC, in her welcome speech to the 60 young leaders and policymakers from more than 15 African countries.

Her words resonated with the boot camp delegates’ aspirations.

African young people need to take charge of Africa’s future, said Emmanuel Busuulwa, boot camp delegate, founder, and CEO of the startup Wallycard in Uganda.

The boot camp was Danida Fellowship Centre’s and MS TCDC’s first co-created learning programme under the partnership Together for Impact. The aim of the boot camp was for the youth leaders and policymakers to share experiences and learn from each other with the ultimate goal of unfolding their potential as leaders and changemakers.

The boot camp led up to the annual YouLead Summit  that gathered more than 500 youth leaders and policymakers. The summit started on 12 December, the same day as the official launch of Danida Fellowship Centre’s and MS TCDC’s partnership Together for Impact.

YouLead’s theme this year was “Digital Access and the Future of Work YouLead22 Program designed (2)”. The summit takes place annually. It is a joint initiative of MS TCDC and the East African Community (EAC) in Arusha, Tanzania, and it aims to unlock youth leadership potential for a prosperous continent by identifying, recognizing, connecting and fostering cooperation among Africa’s vibrant and influential young leaders and their initiatives.

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