Structure of the forum

The African Ministerial Forum on Youth Skills & Enterprise in the Digital Age is structured as follows:

  17 April 18 April 19 April
Exhibition and Knowledge Fair  
Arrival of Participants and Registration    
CESA[1] ICT in Education Cluster Meeting    
Ministerial Forum  
Side Events  


Themes of the sessions

Day 1 – 18 April

  • Morning session:
    • Official opening ceremony
    • Keynote
    • Coffee break
    • Session 1: Youth Session: Young Africans’ perspectives on the future of skills and jobs
  • Afternoon sessions:
    • Session 2: African Youth, digital competencies and creative media: “from skills to market” - New approaches for youth empowerment through digital skills and entrepreneurship: addressing the skills gap and fostering inclusive growth
    • Session 3: Empowering young women and girls through digital skills

Day 2 – 19 April

  • Morning session:
    • Session 4: Conventional and emerging technologies (Virtual Realities, Open Educational Resources, Gamification, Robotics, Open Badges, etc.) - trends in skilling youth for new and future jobs?
    • Coffee break
    • Session 5: Ministerial round table: Creating enabling environments to support skills development and boost the creation of new businesses
  • Afternoon session:
    • Session 6 :  The role of technologies in developing youth skills in situations with budget restrictions, low capacity of the work force, fragile environments and conflict regions and post-conflict
    • Session 7: Ministerial round table: Skills development provision that anticipates changes in jobs and meets the labour market needs
    • Official closing ceremony

[1] Continental Education Strategy for Africa (CESA 16-25)