The Project Management Institute has appealed to African leaders to give young people a seat at the table of governance.

The Managing Director, Sub Saharan Africa of PMI, George Asamani, made the call at the recently concluded PMI 8th annual conference.

Asamani said, “The youth represent a significant human resource that can’t be ignored. Their energy, creativity, and potential can be harnessed for sustainable development, including addressing climate change.

“To empower African youths to be effective changemakers, investments should be made in education, capacity building, and training in project management.”

According to the statement, the three-day conference consisted of keynote addresses, plenary sessions, breakout rooms, roundtables and think tanks to brainstorm the emerging trends in the project management space.

In his remarks, Ezekiel Gachugu, Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Education Kenya, commended efforts made to promote professional involvement and best practices in project delivery in the East African country.

He said, “Kenya’s potential to shine on the global stage is undeniable, and the pursuit of excellence in project delivery is central to this ambition. It is heartening to know that efforts are being made to promote professional involvement and best practices in project delivery in Kenya.

“This commitment will undoubtedly amplify the impact of projects across sectors, aligning with the overarching vision of the economic transformation agenda in agriculture, SMEs, housing and settlement, healthcare, digital, and creative economy.”

In addition to the three-day event, a full-day PMI Africa Conference Youth Edition was also hosted at the University of Nairobi,” the statement said.

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