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Welcome to YouthConnekt Rwanda

Connecting youth to their peers,role models, resources, skills and economic opportunities.

YouthConnekt is a platform designed to connect youth with various opportunities for their socio-economic transformation. The youth segment has demonstrated strong capacity throughout the history of Rwanda, thus this Programme was initiated to create an inclusive model that simplify the support to address youth empowerment challenges. As cemented by the National Strategy for Transformation (NST1), the result of different interventions under the Programme has confirmed that youth can drive the transformational agenda if they are provided with right skills, information and tools.

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Statistics

Youth in Rwanda

70 %
< 30 Years
29 %
16-30 Years
75 %
Youth in Rural Areas
18.2 %
Unemployment Rate
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Components

YouthConnekt Convention

YouthConnekt Convention

This is an annual event that gathers youth from all Districts of Rwanda and from abroad not only to discuss their development but also to showcase their achievements and set goals. This provide a particular space for youth to actively participate in UMUSHYIKIRANO. 

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YouthConnekt Hangouts

YouthConnekt Hangouts

A portal that efficiently facilitate interactions between youth and their peers, leaders, and role models; this platform serve to connect various remote areas with useful opportunities through video chats and live streaming on different platforms.

 

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YouthConnekt Awards

YouthConnekt Awards

This is an annual competition which brings together the top young innovators countrywide, representing their Districts and Provinces. After regourous selection from sector level, more than 50 best innovations are awarded while 5 finalist got grand prizes.

 

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YouthConnekt Dialog

YouthConnekt Dialog

Refering to our tragic history, the dialogue was introduced to create a safe space to discuss issues of restoration of the Rwandan identity and enhance unity and reconciliation. "Ndi Umunyarwanda" programme. 

 

 

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YouthConnekt Month

YouthConnekt Month

This came as a commitment of Youth to contribute to the national development through hands on activities. the mont is marked by youth's passion and energy demonstrated in patriotic activities, efficiently implimented with innovative approaches that impact positively the society.

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YouthConnekt Mentorship

YouthConnekt Mentorship

Mentorship is a platform to reinforce the capability of YouthConnekt Awardees and other potential innovators with regular knowledge, skills and advices sessions to ensure sustainability and growth of their businessed that will certainly create more jobs for their peers.

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YouthConnekt Champions & CYRWA

YouthConnekt Champions & CYRWA

In partnership with Imbuto Foundation, YouthConnekt Champions and CYRWA Awards aim at recognizing significant efforts that impact positively the society made by individual youth in various areas of operations, as well as Private sector, civil society and NGOs which are steering their resources and activities to empower the youth.

 

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Genesis & Impact

772 +
Businesses Trained and sustained
260 +
Business Awarded
8309 +
Jobs created
24000 +
Policy formulation activists
4000000 +
Hands-on activities players
Inspirations

Conversation with H.E Paul Kagame

Our Guests

What They Are Saying

The Best Young Innovator of 2018

The Best Young Innovator of 2018

Mukandayisenga Clementine from Kamonyi District

The Best Young Innovator of 2017

The Best Young Innovator of 2017

 Ange Mukagahima from Muhanga District

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Awards

The YouthConnekt  Awards honour outstanding innovations by young Rwandans (ages 16-35). 50 Finalists are annually awarded with capital raising funds that support growth and expansion of their businesses with the aim to create more jobs for their peers. Different post YouthConnekt Awards interventions are planned to ensure sustainability for all beneficiaries under the YouthConnekt Mentorship and Incubation programme. 

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Background

In 2012, The Government of Rwanda partnered with UNDP to initiate the YouthConnektprogramme that is a multifaceted youth empowerment model focused on leveraging youth employability, entrepreneurship and civic engagement through innovation with a specific mission to serve as portal of connecting youth with their peers, role models, skills and resources for their socio-economic empowerment.