African Youth Summit 2021

Our Africa. Our Ocean Our Future

We came together to raise our voices for the ocean, to bring about change, to share our knowledge, and to build a better tomorrow through Marine Protected Areas. 

19 & 20 August 2021

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The Youth4MPAs comprise a group of South African marine enthusiasts from all walks of life, with one common goal - to advocate for the proclamation and expansion of Marine Protected Areas in the oceans.

We, in partnership with WILDOCEANS are embarking on hosting a first-ever virtual, African Youth Summit, that is aimed at fostering ownership and stewardship of the global MPA agenda among African youth.

The summit is unique to Africa, ensuring inclusivity and allowing for collaboration across sectors, both formal and traditional, so that no one person is left behind.

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Summit Objectives:

  • Mobilise the African Youth, allowing them to take ownership of the global 30x30 agenda, and to unpack this initiative from an African perspective.
  • Build capacity, learning and knowledge sharing for the youth across the African continent.
  • Provide a platform for youth to engage with various stakeholders, by facilitating a number of discussion sessions.
  • Foster a consortium of young environmentally conscious leaders across the African continent.