Rwanda Hosts ITU Generation Connect Global Youth Summit 2022

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Rwanda is set to host the International Telecommunications Union (ITU) Generation Connect Global Youth Summit from June 2 to 4, 2022, at the Intare Conference Arena, in Kigali, Rwanda. The event will be held in a hybrid format, with physical participation, as well as virtual youth engagement.

The Aims of the Generation Connect Global Youth Summit 2022 are: to provide an opportunity for meaningful youth engagement, consultation, collaboration, empowerment, participation and calls for action; create open and honest discussions where young people can share the positive and negative impacts of technology in their lives; encourage the participation of young women, young people with disabilities, young indigenous people and young people who are not yet connected or empowered through technology; and implement the ITU Youth Strategy and align with the vision and objectives of the United Nations Youth Strategy: Youth 2030 – working with and for young people.

The Summit will address a variety of issues around the digital divide and related topics, including digital skills, gender, climate change, online safety, the future of work, entrepreneurship, digital dependencies, and more. A “Call to Action” document will be issued and promoted widely in front of world leaders.

The Summit will bring together young leaders, entrepreneurs, social change-makers, engineers, policy specialists, students, and others. Business leaders, influential decision makers, and community advocates will also join the event.

The submit is only open to applicants who are between age of 18-29 years and is interested in being a change maker in the power of technology

Interested applicants should visit https://www.itu.int/generationconnect/generation-connect-youth-summit-2022/ to register online.

For general resources and information to participate in the Generation Connect Global Youth Summit 2022, click here and click here to register.