Countdown To The Event
What We Do
As we approach the halfway point to 2030, the urgency to uphold the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has never been greater. The world faces interconnected crises, and recommitting to the SDGs is our best roadmap out of them. Failing to act decisively will lead to irreparable damage to our planet, exacerbate suffering for the most vulnerable, and erode trust in institutions. Our forthcoming conference provides a crucial platform to collaboratively address these challenges, redoubling efforts for a sustainable, equitable, and thriving global future.
With more than 75% of its people under the age of 35, Africa is undoubtedly the youngest continent in the world. Despite showing resilience and leadership skills, young Africans face enormous systemic challenges that hinder their ability to succeed in areas such as technology, entrepreneurship, leadership and community service. Shaping the Future Project, an initiative of Boys Champions Foundation addresses the lack of opportunities, resources, and mentors faced by young Africans in scaling their skills, knowledge, and potential. This project provides a platform for young people to connect with experts, mentors, and resources in these areas, empowering them to use innovation and entrepreneurship to solve the world’s biggest problems. Investing in the youth is critical to unlocking the continent’s potential for sustainable development and economic growth, and this is our commitment at Shaping the Future Project.
About The Conference
Shaping the Future Conference is an annual event that empowers African young people, equipping them with the knowledge, networks, skill sets and expertise to transform their communities, foster gender equality, while promoting peace and driving transformative change across diverse sectors. This conference is a platform for leaders in government, industry experts, entrepreneurs, private enterprises, non-profit organizations, academia, and civil society to exchange ideas and collaborate on actionable solutions to Africa’s developmental challenges.
Our mission is to facilitate conversations that
translate into actions on sustainable development
goals, leadership, social justice, education, and
innovation. We are on a mission to amplify the voices
poli of YOUNG AFRICANS in GLOBAL RESPONSIBLITY making, driving innovative solutions and participants include young people, policymakers and government officials, industry experts, public and
private enterprises, non-profits, academia, and civil
society organizations. The conference will bring
together more than 1,000 delegates from diverse
backgrounds to learn, exchange ideas, explore
innovative solutions, and forge partnerships for
achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Our vision is to be the catalyst that connects and elevates the status and influence of young leaders and entrepreneurs, and their contributions to nation building. Our vision is borne out of a desire to assist young people as they manage the manifold challenges they face in business, leadership, the workplace, while empowering them to fulfill their potential and equip them to be meaningful contributors to socioeconomic development.
- Collaboratively addressing climate change, sustainability and human rights issues, while redoubling efforts for a sustainable, equitable, and thriving global future.
- Empowering African youth in AI and tech innovation for sustainable development while bridging the technology gap on the continent.
- Fostering sustainable businesses and cultivating an enabling entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa, while driving economic growth, job creation, and social prosperity.
- To connect African youth with influential policymakers and industry leaders, while inspiring and empowering them to become visionary leaders driving positive change and progress for the continent’s future.
- Establishing a dynamic environment focused on leadership development and policy implementation to catalyze transformative change.
- Promoting inclusion, gender equality, climate resilient actions, social justice, peace, disability rights and special education for sustainable development.
We believe that investing in young people who take entrepreneurial, leadership and community actions for others creates a better world for us all.
This conference is open to people from diverse backgrounds and experiences, and everyone is committed to shaping the future of Africa. The target participants include young people, policymakers and government officials, industry experts, public and private enterprises, non-profits, academia, and civil society organizations. The conference will bring together more than 1,000 delegates from diverse backgrounds to learn, exchange ideas, explore innovative solutions, and forge partnerships for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals.
Our Focus Areas
The Conference has attracted over 20 speakers from more than 9 different countries who have contributed in building on the successes of our previous projects and pushed the envelope by challenging these young people to break stereotypes and brave uncharted territories in emerging markets and taking community actions.