We seek to be the world’s leading network that trains and prepares young leaders for politics, diplomacy and entrepreneurship.


The Young Global Leaders Network is a youth leadership development organization. YGLN is registered company in the UK. It seeks to operate in Ghana and 30 other African countries. The Network operates as a social enterprise, a non-governmental and non-profit organization with a goal of nurturing, providing high level networking platform, providing mentorship and training aspiring young entrepreneurs and established young entrepreneurs, young politicians or political leaders, student leaders, social movement activists, and facilitating the development of the next generation of leadership at all levels.

YGLN aims to become a worldwide network of young entrepreneurs, young politicians, young diplomats, young business leaders, young professionals and talented young men and women changing the world with their talents.

Young Global Leaders Network is a certified Social Enterprise in UK by Social Enterprise UK.

Young Global Leaders Network (formerly Young Politicians and Leaders Network) is an offshoot of the Young Politicians of Ghana, established in the University of Ghana and has been active in organising programs to motivate and prepare the younger generations for leadership responsibilities.

Images of Our Just ended Young African Leaders Summit 2019- Accra, Ghana.

2019 SUMMIT 


YGLN creates a platform for accomplished youth leaders from different facets of life to train and mentor the younger generation while gaining access to insights, tools, and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders and enhance their ability to influence global leaders.
YGLN contributes with its commitment to the attainment and raising awareness of the UN Sustainable Development Goals through its strategic approach and yearly projects.
As a part of our strategy, we shall collaborate with development partners such as diplomatic services, relevant government agencies, politicians, thought leaders, media organisations, NGOs, academia, and leaders of industries. The goal of the strategic partnership is to create avenues for youth mentorship and address the current and emerging challenges regarding employment, entrepreneurship and participation in governance.
YGLN shall engage in research on vital topical issues and create publication and reports for improving existing policies for youth development and the betterment of the society in general. This cause shall place a demand on collaborations with national and international stakeholders, advocates, and the facilitation of mentor-protégé relationships.
YGLN shall expand its network of memberships and strategic alliances across the continents of Africa and Europe. We shall organise events, seminars and workshops that encourage intelligent interactions with exemplary youth leaders, teach soft leadership skills, stimulate creative thinking and encourage entrepreneurship.


Young people are usually marginalised in the national political process because of their age, limited opportunities, and lack of experience and as such this network seeks to bridge the gap and help the youth to become good political leaders.
We seek to be the world’s leading network that trains, mentor and prepares young leaders for politics, diplomacy and entrepreneurship.
One of the major challenges facing the youth in Africa is unemployment. The Young Politicians & Leaders Network believes that in helping solve this huge challenge, inculcating the culture of entrepreneurship, providing the needed support, training, mentorship and facilitation will greatly help in solving the huge unemployment problem on the continent. This, YPLN will do through its flagship programme called, Kickstart Entrepreneurship Challenge under Kickstart Innovation Hub Ltd.
The goal is to transform passive youths into a passionate citizen who shall serve as agents of positive change and assume leadership roles in different sectors of the national polity. We are working towards creating a generation of youth who are determiners of their own destiny, who are aware that leadership places a demand in accountability, and passionate to create a better society for future generations.


  • Future Leaders Fellowship Programme
  • Kickstart Entrepreneurship Challenge – Kickstart Innovation Hub
  • YGLN Centre for Economic & Development Affairs
  • Public Lectures Series
  • YGLN African Index of Youth in governance.
  • Women Lead Initiative 
  • Young African Leaders Summit –
  • YGLN Annual Awards & Recognition
  • Leadership & Nation Building Project
  • Young Politicians Forum
  • Inter-University Debate Competition

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Meet Mr. Obakeng Montsho, YGLN’s Deputy Chief Planning Officer for Africa Operations.

Mr. Obakeng Montsho is the Deputy Chief Planning Officer for Africa Operations for the Young Global Leaders Network. He is responsible for overseeing the development, planning, updates and implementation of project management plans to ensure that all activities are appropriately organized and resourced to deliver project objectives. He promotes the continuous improvement and innovation to

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The YPLN organised an extensive outreach in 2011/2012 to reach out to youths in secondary schools regarding the thought-provoking subjects of leadership, poverty, and corruption. We successfully emphasised the role of leadership in the national development, the inimical impacts of corruption and the concept of eradicating poverty and corruption through our combined efforts. We believe

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