EnergyNet’s YES! returned this June in Nairobi, Kenya! Youth Energy Summit (YES!) is creating a platform and network for early career professionals, entrepreneurs, students and educators to boost the skills, connections and business readiness of a new generation of African energy Leaders.
The Youth Energy Summit (YES!) has ambitious goals to accelerate access to reliable energy on the African continent – however, we cannot do this alone. Our expertise exists in convening the biggest actors in the energy sector to actualise their business ambitions through events such as the Africa Energy Forum. This time, we are doing things differently.
YES! is partnering with corporations, foundations, NGOs, universities, and other initiatives across the globe.
YES! will support hundreds of Africans in public and private sector roles to learn how to develop and prosper with both soft and technical skills and the opportunity to meet with peers and senior influencers from across the continent.
YES! also saw the launch of a digital platform, Beyond Privilege, allowing young people to engage with YES! initiatives all year round, and apply for job opportunities from anywhere on the continent. Features will include interactive discussions, online workshops, business planning, job creation, funding, and industry insights and news.
Working with partner organisations, YES! will amplify access to the many complementary initiatives that are becoming available across the continent. YES! is actively seeking partners as we scale up.