The overall purpose of the International Family Conference 2018 is to build the capacity of Family stakeholders and to create young advocates for the Family through interaction with organisations from all over the world. The conference shall be held from Tuesday – May 15, 2018, to Wednesday – May 16, 2018, at the Kenya International Convention Centre (KICC) in Nairobi, Kenya. The International Day of the Family is on May 15, 2018 and shall be celebrated during this conference.
World Youth Alliance has participated in the conference since its inception in 2015 in the planning, execution, and participation as delegates and speakers. In 2017, Lord Pomperada , the WYA Global President, spoke on “Safeguarding the Vulnerable in the Family”. Patricia Gwambo, the WYA Africa Regional Director, was also a panelist and discussed on the “Empowered Families for Social Cohesion & National Solidarity”. The conference has in previous years been in partnership with the Ministry of East African Community, Labour and Social Protection and other National and International partners.