His Excellency Ambassador Junisa Precious GbetehSalluKallon, GGA considers it an honour to represent Professor Jobhib Ediae, the Founder and CEO, Global Youth Mental Health Awareness (GYMHA) Incorporated Australia, as a Speaker at the International Youth Empowerment Summit: an annual gathering of the next generation of leaders and change makers in Africa and the rest of the world. It brings together young people from different nationalities, backgrounds and races for impartation, exchange of ideas and networking with the aim of having the participants empowered to transform their lives, communities, nations, and the world at large.

Considering the various challenges faced by young people across the globe, ranging from unemployment, drug abuse, trafficking, illegal migration, Sexual & Gender Based Violence, to violence during elections, a summit of this nature serves as a platform to raise awareness and the self-esteem of the young people with information that will be useful in transforming their lives, communities, and nations.

The summit was held on 21-23, January 2022, at the Bintumani International Conference Centre Aberdeen, Freetown, Sierra Leone. It is themed: “Roadmap to Lasting Empowerment: Leveraging the Power of Youths through Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Human Capital Development” {Building the Africa we want}.

The Second Edition of the I-YES summit gather heads of state, members of the diplomatic and consular corps, students, youth groups, representatives of the African Union (AU), ECOWAS, United Nations and, high level government officials from ministries, departments, and agencies. It also includes members of the international non-governmental organizations, civil society, high profile academics/ researchers, distinguished industry experts, professionals in entrepreneurship & innovation, international investors and companies with products and services relevant to the youth sector in Sierra Leone and Africa. It is a platform for the youths to have a constructive dialogue with leaders and experts in various fields that affect them as young people. It is expected to be quite engaging with debates on burning issues in Africa, networking, exchange of ideas towards attaining UN SDGs 2030 and AU agenda 2063 (The Africa we want).

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