Roselyn Mugo, a member of the 2017-2018 Youth Think Tank from Kenya talks about why youth engagement is important and how young innovators are creating agricultural technologies for the next generation of farmers in Africa. The Youth Think Tank report Building Inclusive Agricultural Technologies for Young People focuses on the barriers and opportunities for young creating, promoting and using ag-tech.
At the 2017 Young Africa Works Summit, young delegates from twelve African countries gathered in Kigali, Rwanda to share their perspectives on agricultural transformation in Africa and highlight the role of youth in driving Africa forward. With 600 million people under the age of 25, young people in Africa hold the future of the continent in their hands. It is crucial to listen to Africa’s next generation of leaders and involve youth in the policy-making process.