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Restructuring Education & Youth Development for the Africa we want


The Current State Of Education In Africa

Despite the high population of over 1 billion in Sub Saharan Africa, the region has the lowest rate of education enrollment in tertiary institutions. This is clearly illustrated in the image below with the Sub-Saharan region falling far below the other continents and world average.

Further research shows that there are further equities within the
Sub-Saharan countries with some countries such as Mauritius
outperforming others such as South Sudan

With the disproportionate enrollment, the lack of a unified standard for education and lack of focus to grow blue collar jobs in the continent and the lack of appropriate support for African owned businesses; the question then becomes what is the readiness of the African youth to build the ‘Africa we want’ in Agenda 2063.

This gap seems to have grown wider by the impact of COVID-19 on budget allocations across the continent as governments have been pushed to cut their budget for education. It is therefore our proposition to not only unify the education approach and standards, but to also implement digitization for tertiary institutions across the continent. Fully online learning institutes should be available to not only provide ease of access to education but closer interaction of the African youth across borders.

The cost of not adopting a joint approach to education will lead to increased inequities with some African countries having more tools and skills than others as well as sub-optimal job creation.

According to Bloom, Canning, and Chan (2005) higher education may create greater tax revenue, increase savings and investment, and lead to a more entrepreneurial and civic society.

In a recent speech; UN Secretary General Kofi Annan argued: “The university must become a primary tool for Africa’s development in the new century. Universities can help develop African expertise; they can enhance the analysis of African problems; strengthen domestic institutions; serve as a model environment for the
practice of good governance, conflict resolution and respect for human rights, and enable African academics
to play an active part in the global community of scholars.”

Even as we go forward and create opportunities for education in the continent, it is also a requirement to build an enabling environment for graduates of these tertiary institutions. This is to avoid statistics that suggests that up to 50,000 Africans who have secured Ph.D.s are working outside the continent (Cornish, 2005).

This points to the gaps in the environment or lack thereof for job opportunities and tools to enable
successful entrepreneurship. In 2000 a report by TFHE argued that the quality of education provided by a
Tertiary institution along with its availability to all groups is not only enabling but necessary for national competitiveness.

This therefore brings us to the goal of the conference which is to leverage not only national competitiveness but continental competitiveness.


Education and Youth Development in Africa; Restructured

To design an education and youth development framework alongside policy framework that will be accepted and implemented across the 55 countries in Africa.

Our focus on the tertiary education enrollment is to even out the scales even with the implementation of the Africa Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) which is set to benefit the youth. However, it will only benefit those who understand the agreement and have positioned themselves as professionals or entrepreneurs to reap the benefit of the agreement.

At the end of this summit, we are expected to have a white paper interpreted in all African Languages that will be submitted to African Union headquarters, Heads of states and Presidents which will eventually be passed as a bill for onward implementation in their respective countries. We will also introduce and attach Youth Ambassadors that will help with implementation of the white paper for the Africa we want.

Strategic Objective of the Conference

Striking The Bull’s Eye

To design an education and youth development framework alongside policy framework that will be accepted and implemented across the 55 countries in Africa.

2022 Mission

Values are our bedrock



To create a sustainable monetary policy framework for the Africa we want by leveraging skills, technology and collaborations.


To be the leading strategic and implementation partner with the different stakeholders in Africa both private, public and government to deliver the Africa we want by 2063.

2022 Speakers

Organizing Companies

The Association of African Startups

The Association of African Startups

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The Just Ibe Company

The Just Ibe Company

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Arielle For Africa

Arielle For Africa

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Job Creation Limited

Job Creation Limited

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Organizing Teams

Partnership Opportunities


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Our Approach to



The conference would follow the format of a panel session which kicks off with the deliberation over the woes in the Education sector across all African nations before moving into other youth development issues respectively.

The current practices for different regions would be highlighted and addressed; looking at the advantages and disadvantages with a view to agreeing on what should be picked for onward acceptance and implementation. The focus being to create a sustainable pipeline of meaningful work
across the continent in the form of technical jobs, entrepreneurship and SME anchored opportunities and positions.

Beyond the Conference


The following outcomes would be delivered post the conference to all attending nations for execution;
1. Country Specific Implementation Strategy
2. Digital Education cross-continental standard agreed on.
3. Youth Development Road-Map (2022 2030)
4. Ambassadors trained and commissioned to hold their governments accountable.
5. Formation of the African Youth Development and Job Creation Council (AYDJCC)


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Just Omomo Ibe is a Multifaceted and Visionary Business leader with a critical focus on rebuilding the African Economy through Entrepreneurship, Education, Youth & Trade.

She is a result-driven, persistent, and determined economic growth and development consultant and a lead consultant at The Just Ibe company with a key focus on Sales, marketing, business communications, sustainable economic development, and digital strategy. As an economic growth consultant, she empowers entrepreneurs through her work with The Association of African Startups, providing them with the tools and knowledge to build sustainable businesses. Her passion extends beyond individual success - she founded the Just Ibe Foundation to directly empower communities and uplift vulnerable populations.

Ibe is a strong advocate for collaboration across the continent. She co-founded the African Government Stakeholders Engagement Forum, fostering dialogue between governments and businesses to tackle shared challenges. Additionally, her One African movement aims to unify Africans and create a sense of continental identity, attracting investment and fostering a collaborative environment for all.

Just Omomo Ibe is currently a certified time management specialist with distinctions from the London graduate school. She is also a certified sustainable development expert from the international business management institute, a certified behavioral economy, and marketing psychology expert, a certified economic growth and development expert, and a certified government economic policy expert. 

She currently serves as a ministry gift through the Kingdom Influencers Global Ministry, an end time apostolic ministry, equipping men to establish the kingdom in the different mountains of influence.

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Adaobi is a seasoned professional with over 13 years of corporate experience across Africa, specializing in business process improvement. She excels at mapping, identifying inefficiencies, redesigning processes, and benchmarking for growth and expansion. As a certified environmental scientist, she co-founded Earthlight International Limited in 2018, focusing on waste management education and recycling operations in Ibadan, Nigeria, while also aiding other recyclers with business support and locally manufactured machines.

In 2022, Adaobi became a co-owner of Elvaridah Consulting Limited, a firm that offers strategic planning and sustainable business solutions to help companies scale. She launched a COO grooming program at Elvaridah's training institute in early 2024 placing them in organizations where they are able to execute on the business owner’s vision driving the team to excellence. Additionally, Adaobi contributes to the tech industry by developing solutions in inventory management, proptech, and fintech. Recognized for her visionary leadership and transformational style, she enjoys traveling, forming partnerships, and coaching SME owners, with her spiritual growth guiding her values and business endeavors.

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A distinguished Serial and Social Entrepreneur, Edith is fervently committed to fostering job creation, entrepreneurship, STEM education, and sustainability amongst African Youth. She is notably recognized for her strategic leadership as a newly appointed Board Member for the AIESEC International Supervisory Group in Canada and as the Chair of Beyond Africa. These initiatives have pioneered inclusive sales systems that empower under-represented groups across Africa, impacting over 200,000 young individuals by facilitating business expansion into new markets including healthcare, education, and technology.

In 2019, She co-founded Arielle Roaring for Africa Ltd (ARFA), a Social Enterprise tailored to support entrepreneurs throughout their business journey. ARFA has already aided over 5,000 entrepreneurs in 11 African countries, leveraging a global network of experts across multiple industries. Additionally, Edith has played a pivotal role in establishing Africa’s Brain Hub, focusing on STEM education and innovative solutions to climate change and financial inclusion.

Edith also serves as vice president of the Hasa Growth Network, providing substantial financial access to African businesses, and is a prolific author and mentor, having written “In the Fullness of Purpose: A Journey of Passion, Purpose, and Pursuit.” She frequently extends her expertise as a Business and Executive Coach and as a Faculty Member for the Association of African Startups, significantly contributing to the upskilling of African entrepreneurs.

She holds a Master of International Business with a major in Disruptive Innovation and a Master of Science in Finance from HULT International Business School, in addition to first-class honors in BBA. Edith’s work, spans 77 different countries worldwide, a testament to her global perspective and diverse expertise.

Beyond her professional achievements, Edith is an avid reader, podcast show host of “The Young Black Female CEO,” and an engaging public speaker, continuously inspiring a global audience of leaders and entrepreneurs.

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Jamila Idris is an entrepreneur with expertise in performance management and organizational development. An alumnus of the prestigious Kashim Ibrahim Fellowship (KIF), she has multidisciplinary experience working in the academia, development sector and public service.

She is passionate about helping high achievers create wealth through Joy, Peace and Fulfillment. Also, she is the creator of the High Performance Accelerator. A unique coaching program that helps entrepreneurs, executives and emerging leaders get the most important tasks done and create desired results without stress, confusion or overwhelm. 

Jamila is a mental health professional and an advocate for mental health awareness. She has coached clients in different and diverse fields including high level entrepreneurs.

She has served in leadership capacities internationally and has served as a member of key government decision making councils.

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Feruz is a driven professional with a diverse background in business administration, entrepreneurship, and cybersecurity. With a passion for empowering African entrepreneurs, Feruz co-founded and currently serves as a board chair and director at Arielle for Africa, a dynamic organization dedicated to fostering growth and innovation in the African business ecosystem.In addition to her work with Arielle for Africa, Feruz has excelled in various roles in the corporate world. Starting as a Business Development professional at SAP, she demonstrated exceptional skills in cultivating relationships, identifying business opportunities, and driving revenue growth. 

The commitment to staying at the forefront of technology and security led her to join Darktrace, world’s leading Cyber AI technology. Currently, Feruz is leveraging her expertise in the cybersecurity industry as a professional specializing in Third Party Risk Assessments at CyberGRX. In this role she plays a crucial role in evaluating and managing the potential risks associated with third-party vendors, ensuring the security and resilience of organizations against cyber threats.

Feruz’s pursued a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration from the University of Stavanger, where she gained a solid foundation in key business principles and practices. Building on this foundation, she went on to earn a Master's degree in International Business Management with a major in Business Strategy and Entrepreneurship.

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Modupe Rachael-Adeyemi is an experienced Executive Virtual Assistant with a proven track record of supporting C-level executives. With over 4 years of experience in providing top-notch administrative support, calendar management, travel coordination, and project assistance, she is dedicated to helping busy executives stay organized, efficient, and focused on strategic priorities. 

She is also a Tech-savvy Virtual Assistant who thrives in utilizing the latest tools and technologies to enhance efficiency and organization.

She excels at managing digital files, setting up workflows, and integrating various software platforms for tech educators, academies, and coaches.

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