A total of 500 youth from six African countries are meeting in Kigali to discuss how they could respond to own problems and discuss their contribution in implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The participants are from Tanzania, Ethiopia, Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda and South Africa are allied into the Association Internationale des Etudiants en Sciences economiques, Commerciales (AIESEC), an association aimed at creating opportunities for youth.
Youth say that under the cooperation, they will solve some problems among themselves like unemployment and lack of job-creation skills.
The president of AIESEC in Rwanda, David Niyonsaba said that they will discuss regional problems and the role of youth in responding to them.
“We are going to discuss the role of youth in the implementation of SDGs. Rwanda as the host country has advanced in terms of youth development. They will learn from us as we also learn from them so that we come up with solutions for all problems around us” he said.
The meeting is also being attended by experts in economy, education and other specialists that will give lectures on personal advancement.
Youth Minister, Rose Mary Mbabazi requested the youth to take a lead in ending poverty among themselves and added that youth are foundation of SDGs implementation.
AIESEC started operating in Rwanda in 2007.