Rwanda’s YouthConnekt Initiative, 2012
Rwanda’s YouthConnekt Initiative (2012) is a multifaceted and innovative programme that empowers youth, connects them to the private sector, government employment and entrepreneurship opportunities, and strengthens their civic engagement and leadership. Around 600,000 young people have participated in national YouthConnekt Month every year since 2012 through hands-on activities in their communities and thousands of jobs have been created. Already, 12 African countries have subscribed to the YouthConnekt model. As of 2017, the YouthConnekt Africa Summits aim to transform the continent with potent young actors by creating 10 million jobs for youth in sustainable job environments reducing gender inequalities.