Young Ghanaian Leaders’ Summit empowered youth-led solutions and provided a unique platform for youth leaders in Ghana to exchange experience and ideas and empowered them to possess the tools needed to realize their vision for a better community.

Organized by Young Global Leaders Network, the Summit was also an opportunity for participants to commonly imagine how the New Africa could look like: from the impact of the current challenges in Employment & Entrepreneurship, Politics & Trust to how Technology transforms Industries, Services, and Identities that Africa is confronted with.

The summit brought together young people who worked on issues as varied as education, entrepreneurship, volunteerism, youth policies, equality, and so much more!

Some of the summit’s side attraction included Certificate of Participation, Workshops, Panel sessions, Open Forum, Debate competition, Mentorship, Networking, Career advice and Job opportunities from Ghanaian companies and hiring agencies, YGLN T-Shirt, Refreshments (at participants during the summit), and United Nations Youth Association Ghana Parliamentary session.

The Summit was open with a plenary session that connected youth representatives and speakers from across Ghana, the private sector, government, and academia with the objective of engaging views, ideas, and debate to rethink the future of Ghana.

  • The benefits and Impact of Volunteerism: Should it always be about money?
  • Positioning yourself for the job market and becoming a Pro in your Profession – Leading in your career
  • Exploring political parties’ policies on youth development
  • Developing your vision/dream- The Entrepreneurial mindset & Building sustainable mentorship and networking relationship


Attendees participated in workshops that delved into the Summit’s subthemes, giving participants an opportunity to share ideas and experience. Participants at this workshop will developed projects based on their subthemes and used 4 months to work on their projects and achieved the project aim.

  • Education
  • Gender Equality in all sectors of the Ghanaian economy
  • Youth Policies
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Creative & Cultural Industries

Is Foreign Aid still a necessity for Africa – Open Forum

Debate Competition

There was a debate competition on the topic – ‘Africa’s youth: a ‘’ticking time bomb’’ or an opportunity.

Speakers at the summit were Mr Stephen Kyerematen, Vice Chairman of Activa International Insurance Company, Former CEO of Activa International Insurance Company and Former Ghana High Commission to Philippines and Malaysia.

  • Elizabeth Owusua, Legal Practitioner
  • Elinam Horgli, Deputy Managing Director, J.K Horgle Transport and Co Limited
  • Adeline Quarshie, Managing Director, Credence Micro Credit Company Ltd
  • Lily Sally Addo, Country Head, UN Youth Association Ghana
  • Solomon TesfaMariam, Country Director, Plan International Ghana
  • Eric Edem Agbana, Politician/Youth Leader
  • Janet Abena Quainoo, Assistant Director, Local Government Service