Earlier this week, AMEL joined the more than 400 students and young professionals who came together from all over the globe for the annual Youth Summit at the World Bank’s Headquarters in Washington, DC (December 3-4, 2018). This year’s Summit was designed to inspire fresh thinking on how to close the human capital gap and featured young people from 117 countries worldwide. Participants presented innovative ideas to contribute to shrinking the human capital gap and took part in sessions and workshops with experts from the World Bank Group, IBM, Intel, the United Nations and Stanford, among many others.
AMEL was represented at the Summit by Cedric Nwafor, AMEL Speaker and Founder of ROOTS Africa. Forging connections with young people from across Africa, the Middle East and beyond, Cedric presented the work of AMEL and ROOTS at the Summit’s Expo, which featured organizations such as USAID/YouthLead, Rotary, Girl Up, the Malala Fund, Global Peace Foundation, and DC Visionaries, among several others. The Summit also provided AMEL with the opportunity to distribute Advanced Protection Kits to 100 activists needing enhanced digital security thanks to a partnership with Google.org.
Concluding the Summit was the announcement of the winners of the competition on innovative ideas for boosting human capital - congratulations to all finalists and participants from Ghana, Nigeria, Brazil, Singapore, India, Spain, USA and beyond!