All you need to know about the forthcoming ECOWAS Youth Council leadership summit/International honors

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The Ecowas Youth Council of the West African States met in Abuja, Nigeria on November 11-14, 2014 and decided today on a new court of developmental actions to aid and foster timely and speedy set agendas for the ECOWAS region for sustainable integrated purposes. Being far-sighted young leaders, we historically adopted a far-reaching and regional centered set of transformative target in proximity to the actual realization of stipulated vision that will best give expected outcomes of regional prosperity…

We are resolve in working to achieving the ECOWAS vision 2020, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) 2030 & African Union 2063 for the progressive & frantic outcome in order to improve global standards of human development.

To embark on this journey, we have given our support and oath to protect the integrity of the ECOWAS Youth Council with the inclusive participation of all youth in the region. In faith were-of, we the young professionals and citizens of West African have signed this resolution for the ECOWAS Youth Council.


– a recognition that we all want a better future for our communities in West Africa /Africa, even if there are many ways to seek it.

The summit will bring together community leaders, faith leaders, political leaders, economist from around the world – from diverse backgrounds and with different points of view to advance the conversation about what community leadership in action means today.

This Leadership Summit will be hosted in Abuja Nigeria. The Summit is a step towards building a global network of change makers that will aid in eradicating this issues of insecurity in our various communities in West Africa /Africa. It is also a summit where fellows to our community leadership corps – come together to share their experiences, learn from each other and start a dialogue on their communities for the better.

Several hundred participants from other leadership forum across West Africa region and the world including emerging Leaders from Africa, Asia, Latin America and Europe are bill to attend.

* Meet the guest speakers

Prof. Djénéba Traoré is Malian and currently Director General at the West Africa Institute (WAI) in Praia, Cabo Verde. She holds a Ph.D. degree from the Faculty of Social Sciences of the Humboldt University of Berlin (Germany), a postgraduate degree in the Educational Integration of Information Communication and Technology (ICT) from the Faculty of Graduate Studies at the University of Montreal (Canada) and a Bachelor degree in German Language from the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENSup) of Bamako, Republic of Mali. he has held several positions, including those of Rector of the University of Literatures and Humanities of Bamako (Mali); Senior Advisor, in charge of communication at the Ministry of Education of
Mali); Expert of the African and Malagasy Council for Higher Education (CAMES) on the Recognition and Equivalence Program of Diplomas.
She was also a consultant in matters relating to “Gender” for
the African Center for Training and Administrative Research for Development (CAFRAD), trainer in “HIV/AIDS” for the World
Food Program (WFP), resource person of the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA).
Prof. Djénéba Traoré is the author of several publications on the role and place of women in the administration (and society) in Mali, Education issues, African literature, German literature and ICT Pedagogical Integration.

Alpha Bacar Barry

Alpha Bacar Barry is an entrepreneurs and a youth employment expert from Guinea. He is the CEO of Jatropha s.a a Micro Finance Institution designed for young people.

Prior to that, Alpha has worked For a UK based NGO called Peace Child International in as Africa Desk Officer. He then worked as consultant for UNIDO in West Africa, setting up a sub-regional youth employment programme in the Mano River Union Basin. In 2010 he worked as Youth Employment National specialist to implement a Peace Building Commission Programme in Guinea, Mali and Cote d’ivoire.

In 2011, Alpha and other national investors started up Jatropha, a microfinance company focusing on women’s empowerment, which was also the first business incubator created in Guinea. Since 2013 Jatropha has trained over 1,000 young women in business management, helping them raise and manage funds so that they can achieve success.

By founding and operating the very first youth business incubator in Guinea, Alpha Bacar has built a strong network of key community actors. Not content to simply provide training and guidance for youth small enterprise, he linked the incubator to its microcredit institution, financing many of the projects that came out of the incubator he created.

Since 2015, Alpha is implementing with the Government of Guinea, a program called “one student, one tablet” that aimed to distribute 100.000 locally assembled didactic tablets to Guinean students on a lease-to-buy approach.

Alpha is M.A graduated in information and communication sciences, from Conakry University and hold a Msc. in Management from Anglia Ruskin University.

Attend a panel session on The Role of African Leaders in sustainable peace and security IN West Africa

About the host nation and Venue:

Abuja, Nigeria, an African country on the Gulf of Guinea, has many natural landmarks and wildlife reserves. Protected areas such as Cross River National Park and Yankari National Park have waterfalls, dense rainforest, savanna and rare primate habitats. One of the most recognizable sites is Zuma Rock, a 725m-tall monolith outside the capital of Abuja that’s pictured on the national currency.


Transcorp Hilton Hotels Plc, is the hospitality subsidiary of Transnational Corporation of Nigeria Plc (Transcorp), a 5-star international hotel in Nigeria with conducive environment and up to minute facilitates that befits world class level, a diversified conglomerate with interests in the power, hospitality, agriculture, and oil and gas sectors. It was listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange in January 2015.

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