Brain Builders Youth Development Initiative (BBYDI), an international and leading youth-led non-profit, announced its annual International Youth Day (IYD20), which is its seventh edition, will be held on Wednesday, August 12, 2020.
The event is organized to celebrate the annual global day dedicated to youths from across the world. It also seeks to drive conversations and actions to catalyze change, inclusion, growth, and promotion for the youths.
The virtual summit will focus on youth capacity building and sustainable development with the core theme, "Youth Engagement for Global Action."
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is scheduled to be conducted on Zoom, a video conferencing platform. The global summit by BBYDI aims to re-orientate the mindset of the youth towards the SDGs and the post-pandemic era.
200 delegates, carefully selected out of a large and competitive pool, will get to attend the event. They are from over 25 countries around the world. During the event, they will glean rich insights from the in-depth knowledge of the incredible line-up of national and international speakers, who are active actors in the youth development space.
African dignitaries like Prof. PLO Lumumba, Bolaji Abdullahi, Seun Onigbinde, Odeh Friday, Adebanke Ilori and others are confirmed and set to speak at the virtual event.
"Our organization has been organizing the IYD for the past 6 years. And this year, it is even getting better. We deliver the best, and it is why we have carefully selected speakers across various continents to drive conversations geared towards taking solution-oriented actions," said Olasupo Abideen, BBYDI's Team Lead.
"The IYD20 will bring together thought leaders, non-profit executives and industry experts to share insights and broaden thinking around how youth potential and capacity can be engaged and harnessed to build a sustainable and an inclusive economy."