2016 Young Citizens, Great Minds Annual Conference


The 2nd Annual Young Citizens, Great Minds Conference (similar to TEDx) will be held on Saturday, the 25th June, 2016 from 11:30AM – 4:30PM.

This event is a culmination of a 4-week civic engagement workshop held at the Impact Hub, where 15 extraordinary students explored Conceptual Frameworks of Civic Engagement, engaged in lessons on Leadership and Service Learning, learned about Need Identification and Problem-Solving, acquired skills in Project Design and Proposal Writing, and developed Project Proposals to support their community’s development.

This conference will bring together student speakers and inspirational guests to share ideas and solutions to address Ghana’s issues. Young Citizens, Great Minds (YCGM) is an annual speaking and networking conference which connects young change makers to community leaders and relevant stakeholders to highlight civic values and community project outcomes, and discuss solutions to current societal issues.

The theme of the conference is “Lead the Change, Let’s Build Africa.” The conference will consist of various panels and presentations from notable guest speakers, as well as plenary sessions, skills sessions, and learning labs. Citizens’ Initiative have collaborated with various organizations including Youth Impact Workshop, Revamp Africa, and Levers for Heels and GH Scientific to make this conference possible.

The YCGM conference is vital for community awareness and dialogue concerning impactful research, projects, or activities that seek to address pressing societal issues across Africa. We aim to make knowledge accessible and spark conversation. The conference will inspire, motivate, and encourage attendees to engage with great ideas, and each other.

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