Africa

         

 

We would like to welcome you to the 5th Africa Emerging Leaders Conference – AELC 2014.

Theme
This year’s theme will focus on the “Economic Development and the Family” The Role Youth Play which resonates with the 2014 UN Global focus on the family this being the 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. It will enable youth to engage ideas that are of importance to young people on the rising continent of Africa. This will help us to understand how we can contribute to a better Africa and it turn a better world in solidarity as the Emerging Leaders on the African continent!

The complete schedule and topic of events and speakers will be communicated soon.

It is a very opportune time for all of us to understand clearly the link between the Family and a vital aspect of society which is the economy. We live in the modern world, which constantly suggests new ways of living, and presents us with ever newer adventures. At this year's ELC, we will togehter, demistify whatever mysteries underlie the bridge between family and economic development. We will also get to better discuss the existing challenges, and better understand the role that we young people need to play so as to move forward in this amazing world which is ours as we dare into varied walks of life.

In order to advocate for the protection of the family in policy and culture, young people need to clearly understand the crucial role families play in economic development and human flourishing. As the fundamental unit of society, the family provides an invaluable contribution to society and nations through the nurturing and education of children, and as a school of solidarity. 

Date and Venue
The 5th Africa ELC will take place on Thursday 9th and Friday 10th October 2014. The two-day event will take place at Strathmore University Auditorium, in Nairobi, Kenya.
 



 


All interesetd applicants must fill out their details through the application form here as below before the September 30th 2014 deadline. You will be notified via email or call if you have been accepted for the conference. All applications forms can be sent via email to africa@wya.net or through postal address: World Youth Alliance Africa, P.O.Box 24021 - 00100, Nairobi Kenya.

Download: Africa ELC Application Form.

What is the World Youth Alliance?
The World Youth Alliance is a global coalition of young people committed to promoting the dignity of the person and building solidarity among youth from developed and developing nations. To become a member, be sure to sign our Charter HERE.

What is the Africa Emerging Leaders Conference?

The Africa Emerging Leaders Conference – AELC is an annual World Youth Alliance event that brings together youth from across Africa to interact with leaders and policy makers on current global issues through lectures and discussions. In addition, a rich display of culture is enjoyed through the sessions at the conference.

Who is invited for the AELC?

Youth aged between 16 -30 years.

Why is it important and worthwhile?


This year’s theme will focus on the “Economic Development and the Family” The Role Youth Play which resonates with the global focus on the family this being the 20th Anniversary of the International year of the family. It will enable youth to engage ideas that are of importance to young people on the continent of Africa to understand how we can contribute to a better Africa and it turn a better world in solidarity as the Emerging Leaders on the African continent!

What logistics will be provided?


Lunch and snacks will be provided during the two days of the conference. All travel expenses will be borne by the participants. Guidance to the economical options available for accommodation will be communicated to participants in due course so as to enable secure and affordable days in Nairobi. WYA Africa will not finance accommodation. Payments for accommodation will be made by the participants.

How will Visas be processed for participants outside Kenya?


Kenya allows visa waivers for many countries. Please check with the Kenya Department of Immigration HERE to confirm whether you require a Visa in addition to many other requirements for entry into Kenya. Each participant will be required to have official travel documents (passports or otherwise). Supporting letters and documents from WYA Africa will be provided for this purpose.

What is the cost of the Conference?


The conference will cost 2,500 Kenya Shillings (30 USD) per participant. This will cater for conference kits with information, food, snacks and entertainment for the two-day conference.

Where do I get the Application Form?


Obtain the Conference Application Form HERE.

How do I make payments?

All participants residing in Kenya will make payments to the World Youth Alliance Africa MPESA number +254 713 906 471 by 30th September 2014. Contributions can also be made by depositing the money in the offices in Karen, Nairobi. Confirmations for the event are required prior to attendance as per deadlines below. Participants from outside Kenya will make payments when they come to Nairobi. For bank deposits, kindly contact the WYA Africa office for details.

What important dates should I keep in mind?


Confirmation and payment deadline: Tuesday 30th September 2014

Conference Dates: Thursday 9th and Friday 10th October 2014

For More Information
Contact us: africa@wya.net.
Post: World Youth Alliance Africa, P.O.Box 24021 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.

See you this October 2014! Karibuni.