Africa to Hold Regional Conference and Youth Forum in August in Nairobi
The 9th Africa Scout Youth Forum will take place from 21-23 August 2022 while the 18th Africa Scout Conference will take place from 25–28 in Nairobi, Kenya. The actual venues will be announced as soon as they are confirmed. Youth Forum participants arrive on 20th and depart on 24th while conference participants arrive on 24th and depart on 29th August. Participants to the Youth Forum must be between 18-26 years old. NSOs are also encouraged to include young people under 30 years in the delegations to the conference.
The theme for both events is “Shaping Connected Futures.” The theme highlights our desire as a movement to support young people to re-imagine a future where their dreams and aspirations and intertwined individually and collectively with the prosperity of each other and the sustainability of our planet. It further expresses our commitment to working together to create lasting solutions to overcome the challenges of COVID-19 on young people and their communities, our movement, and our world.
The logo depicts the map of Africa made up of different elements symbolizing the key areas of focus for the conference and youth forum (i.e., young people and development, resilience and adaptability, connections between people, sustainability, advocacy and influence, and technology and innovation.) It also features the name and year of the events and the WOSM emblem signifying that it’s an official event of World Scouting.
Participants to the youth forum will pay a fee of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars (USD 150). Young people taking part in both the youth forum and the conference will pay Two Hundred Dollars (USD 200). Conference participants will also pay Two Hundred and Fifty Dollars (USD 250). The Youth Forum fees include participation, meals, and accommodation. All conference delegates, including participating youth forum delegates will need to meet their own costs for accommodation during the conference period.
All participants (delegates, observers, and guests) to the Youth Forum and Conference must register on this link: https://forms.gle/CKUdHKx1JrueGeqc7. Please note that your registration will only be confirmed upon payment of participation fees to the Africa Support Centre.
Account Name: World Organisation of the Scout Movement
Account Number: 0100000199146
Bank Name: CFC STANBIC BANK LTD
Swift Code: SBICKENX
Sort Code: 31000
Bank Branch: Upper Hill
Further details about the event and preparations will be released through a periodic circulars, e-newsletters, bulletins website update and social media publications. All circulars will be made available on the WOSM Members Portal (scout.org/members). The official event webpages are www.scout.org/africaconference for the conference and www.scout.org/africayouthforum for the youth forum. You can also connect with other participants on the official the following conference and youth forum social media accounts: Facebook www.facebook.com/ASConfASYForum, Twitter www.twitter.com/scoutingafrica and Instagram www.instagram.com/scoutinginafrica using the hashtags #AfricaScoutConference, #AfricaScoutYouthForum or #18ASConf2022 and #9ASYForum2022