For the first time in The Gambia, following the launched and regional sensitization/consultations across the country, The Youth Connect Summit was held in Banjul. The Summit took place from 16th-17th January 2019 at Kairaba Beach Hotel, and brought together government officials, stakeholders in youth and skills development, entrepreneurship, youth from all the regions, and representatives non-governmental organisations.
His Excellency Mr Adama Barrow the President of The Gambia, Hon. Minister of Youth and Sports, Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP, Chairman and Female Representative of National Youth Council, Hon. Speaker of National Assembly, Chief Justice, Hon. Ministers, Diplomatic and Consular Corps, Representatives of UN Agencies, Civil Society Organisations and as well as other high level dignitaries graced the official opening ceremony.