October 1, 2021
This is a crucial time for Africa, as big technological, social, economic and political changes are underway and shaping the development of the continent towards being more sustainable and resilient. The 21st century could be the time when Africa achieves all that could not be done over the course of the past decades, and that is especially thanks to the contribution and active participation of the younger generations.
Akronos will hold, in collaboration with Enel Foundation and Agenzia Italiana per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, “African Century: Youth”, a hybrid event on the role of African youth in the continent’s sustainable development. This is the third chapter of a broader project, dedicated to the great and positive changes Africa is experiencing. The first two chapters focused on energy and agriculture, while this one zooms in on the role of youth in a variety of sectors, from agritech to migrations, from energy to art, with a special attention on environmental sustainability as cross-sectoral trope.
The multimedia project focuses on Kenya, Senegal and South Africa, and will result in the realization of a web-documentary and of photographic book. The presentation event, that sees LaRepubblica and Green and Blue as media partners, is part of the All4Climate agenda, organized for the Pre-COP 26.
5pm Opening remarks
Carlo Papa, Managing Director, Enel Foundation
Emilio Ciarlo, Direttore rapporti istituzionali e comunicazione, AICS
5:15pm African Youth, the project
The project The African Century
Riccardo Venturi, Author, Akronos
The new face of Africa
Lorenzo Colantoni, Author, Akronos
Young women from the continent
Arianna Massimi, videomaker Akronos
Photo and video presentation of the stories of the project
5:40pm Sustainability, development and the new Africa
Astou Ndiaye Toure, delegate, Youth4Climate Senegal
Sibusiso Mazomba, delegate, Youth4Climate South Africa
Brian K Maina, delegate, Youth4Climate Kenya
6:10pm Debate & Q&A
6:30pm End of event