From a COVID pandemic in 2020 to hosting two virtual convergences (2020 and 2021) and now the steady easing of restrictions, the African Youth and Governance Convergence (AYGC) has stood firm, thrived and adjusted to the new normal. This has been made possible through the Youth Bridge Foundation (YBF) and its Board’s efforts, alumni inspired COVID interventions and even more, the resilience of the African youth.

As we continue to monitor global health and safety protocols, as well as cater for our vast community, the International Organizing Board of the 14th African Youth and Governance Convergence (AYGC 2022) will be hosted in a hybrid manner. Delegates will attend both in-person and online to make it accessible for all youth across Africa
and those living in the Diaspora.


Ahead of the main session in August, there will be a launch in Lusaka, Zambia which will be streamed online. At the launch, information on the date, time, activities, theme, guest speaker, cost, registration, visa arrangements, and many more will be unveiled. In addition to the planned launch in Zambia, alumni will be hosting multiple virtual launches across the Francophone, Lusophone, Anglophone and Diaspora blocs, so do well to stay connected.

Details for the launch are as follows;
Date: Tuesday, May 10, 2022
Time: 10 AM CAT | 8 AM GMT
Venue: Levy Mwanawasa Medical University

If you wish to attend the launch of AYGC 2022, email the Secretariat ( to receive a link to register for the meeting or join physically in Zambia. Persons who wish to attend the main AYGC will be advised on arrangements during the launch.


Our formalized all year-round youth bloc pre-engagements continue, led by alumni. We entreat the community to
look out for the announcements and scheduled meetings.

  • Regional Bloc meetings (Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa) to be hosted on 19th April and 22nd April
  • All Female Forum on 29th April
  • Diaspora Bloc to be hosted by YBF USA in May/June

The Secretariat is committed to ensuring a successful engagement and experience for all attendees.
See you at the Launch!


The AYGC is an all-year-round leadership grooming program with an annual convergence initiated and convened by YBF since 2009. It brings together youth, experts in academia, government officials and public servants to analyze policy documents and deliberate on issues affecting the continent. Delegates grouped into workable committees will be guided by industry experts to research on given topics ahead of the convergence after which they will propose and defend their motions for subsequent adoption at a General Assembly. AYGC offers an excellent opportunity to network beyond borders in the building of a united African front. For more information, visit

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