Together, the Africa we want is in reach


From 14-18 August 2023, the continent’s largest youth summit in sustainable development convenes again: this time, on the world’s largest stage.

5th African Youth Sustainable Development Goals Summit

14-18 August 2023

Hybrid (Virtual + Physical)

lusaka , Zambia. 

The African Youth SDGs Summit is Africa’s largest youth forum on the Sustainable Development Goals. Launched in 2017, the Summit has evolved to bring together a multi-sector coalition of youth, development experts, government and UN entities, NGOs and the private sector to create the Africa we want together.

Once again, the African Youth Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit will be held both virtually and physically. We look forward to welcoming participants across Africa and around the world to connect and participate virtually, alongside a limited, in-person gathering of participants in Lusaka, Zambia.

Connect, network, and learn from a pan-African audience and contribute to an inspiring and constructive debate on the role of youth in the SDGs. Africa’s future is ours if we reach for it together. Are you in?


Attaining the SDGs through Youth Innovation and financing for Inclusive Development in

Proposed Highlight of Event Schedules

Thematic Areas:

  1. Youth Innovation, Technology and Job Creation/Enterprise Development
  2.  Meaningful Youth Participation in Governance and Decision-Making Spaces
  3. Inequality, Human Rights, Adolescents and Youth Health
  4. Humanitarian Response to Crisis, Climate Change and Emergency Preparedness
  5. SDGs Coordination, Data and Partnership for SDGs Financing in Africa


Be challenged to reflect on your SDG journey as leading decisionmakers and activists alike reflect on the SDGs. With more participants able to join than ever before, thanks to the virtual format, this will be a Summit like no other.


Contribute to an inspiring, open and constructive debate on youth participation in SDGs implementation, monitoring and accountability.


Network strategically with youth leaders, organization and other leaders, businesses, and other key stakeholders working on the SDGs. 


Dare to envision innovative new ideas for achieving the sustainable development agenda, while taking part in practical programmes to learn how to create solutions: the Summit is onlya beginning. 

Anticipated keynote speakers include

Jayathma Wickramanayake

United Nations Youth Envoy

Wamkele Mene

Secretary General, African Continental Free Trade Area

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