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GAIN YOUTH SUMMIT 2022 | Welcome to Grand Africa Initiative (GAIN) - Promoting Youth Empowerment for Development

GAIN Youth Summit is a unique platform that primarily targets the youth as the key actors in the development agenda of the African continent. The summit convenes young leaders from Africa and the Diaspora and also promotes their impact.

A global youth event for discourse, dialogue and insightful engagement where young leaders learn from and engage with global leaders from multinationals, development institutions, CSOs,  public and private organizations.

GAIN focuses on channeling the energy and enthusiasm of the youth to positive ends by empowering them and building their capacities to drive positive personal, community, national and continental level developmental goals. An opportunity to build alliances, networks and promote multi-level collaboration for impact.

The GAIN Youth Summit empowers key stakeholders with information, channels and tools to promote collaborative action for youth employment, development and entrepreneurship. It features keynote speeches, panel discussions, workshops and networking sessions.





Who attends the Summit?


The GAIN Youth Summit is for the youth, students, entrepreneurs, investors, leaders, institutions, organizations, civil society and all who are passionate about development and the youths.




Date for 2022 Summit coming soon.





Meet GYS2021 Speakers


Chinwe Okoli

Executive Director, Grand Africa Initiative (GAIN )



His Excellency, 

Professor Yemi Osinbajo, SAN

Vice President, Federal Republic of Nigeria


Hon. Sunday Dare

Honorable Minister for Youth
and Sports Development


Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu

CEO, the Tony Elumelu Foundation




His Excellency, 

High Commissioner of South Africa to Nigeria

(South Africa) 

Her Excellency, 
Catriona Laing

The British High Commissioner
to Nigeria

(United Kingdom) 


His Excellency, 
Dr Januario Quibato Eustaquio

Ambassador of Angola to Nigeria


His Excellency, 
Mr Humphrey Geiseb

High Commissioner of Namibia to Nigeria




Executive Director/ Regional Head, IBM, North, East and West Africa



Ndubuisi Ekekwe

Lead Faculty,
Tekedia Institute



Joseph Nnanna

Chief Economist, Development Bank of Nigeria PLC



Farouk Khailann​​​​​

Chief Executive Officer, Premium Africa Holdings




Joycee Awosika




 Stha Mavundla

CEO, Zanda Zonke; 
GAIN Regional Coordinator, Southern Africa

(South Africa)


Tayamika Matao

GAIN Country Representative, Tanzania



Yemi Orimolade​​​​​

Marketing and Communications Coordinator, Microsoft philanthropies; Middle East & Africa & Philanthropies Lead for Nigeria, Microsoft




Yourz Trully


(South Africa) 


 Cheick Keita

President, OPND Open Business Africa Bridge of Innovation







Partners & Supporters 




































We will be happy to work with you.

Please send us an email to chinwe@grandafrica.org  or fill this form


Partnership Ideas for GAIN Youth Summit:


  • Send a Delegation

  • Branded scholarship for Youth

  • Sponsor a Session/Panel

  • Exhibition at GAIN Youth Summit

  • Partnership for Digital Content/Press/publication/series

  • Sponsor a Masterclass/Workshop/Hackathon

  • Sponsor a business ideas/plan competition

  • Sponsor an academic competition

  • Co-design a customized program

  • Produce corporate gifts/incentives





 Frequently Asked Questions

GAIN Youth Summit is an annual event.


You can attend by registering here


You can participate as an attendee, volunteer, speaker, sponsor, mentor etc.


You can apply to speak at GAIN Youth Summit through this link


The keynote slots are reserved for Speakers sorted out by our board and for our key sponsors.


Kindly send us an email (via info@grandafrica.org) and we will discuss the details and options.




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