The Young Global Leaders Network Inc.

The Young Global Leaders Network LBG/Inc. is an international youth leadership development organization and is a registered organization and operates in Ghana, Nigeria, South Sudan, Sierra Leone, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia and operates in 25 other African countries.



What We Do

Our Future Goals

Here are the 9 Key Goals of The Young Global Leaders Network LBG.


Young people are usually marginalised in the national political or leadership process because of their age, limited opportunities, lack of mentorship, and lack of experience and as such this network seeks to bridge the gap and help the youth to become responsible and innovative leaders.

We seek to be the world’s leading network that trains, mentors, provide a network platform and prepares young leaders for diplomacy, entrepreneurship, politics and the corporate world.

Individual Case Studies

"YGLN have been a blessing to me in terms of public speaking, entrepreneurship training, workshop, and politics networking with successful and experienced people that have made an impact in my life and have help me as an individual and am glad to say it has also help me to put impact on other people especially being a leader and being the voice of the people l represent. I have also been able to develop my skills in Entrepreneurship as well and l have produced my own product which l can now call myself an entrepreneur l am glad to say YGLN is truly shaping lives and empowering the youth as well.

I advise that everyone especially the Non-Members to join YGLN to come and learn from successful and experienced people that can make an impact and develop you and change you forever join us and you will never regret”.

Thank you

Farouk Bentsi-Enchill Student, University of Ghana

“It was my very first and exiting experience to be part of Young African Leaders Summit 2021 that was held in Accra Ghana November 2021. We just started a journalism platform that is spearheaded by young African journalists from the Global South, and this was a great platform to network and expand our territories. During the summit, we managed to interview Derrick Baah, a live painter from Ghana who fascinated the audience with his 'magical' paint of Nelson Mandela done within minutes. His interview in Ghana at the summit helped us gain more followers and exposure on our social media platforms. We are geared towards telling positive African stories that promote social change and there couldn't have been a better place to find likeminded youth to help amplify our voices about the beauty of Africa and the talented young people. United we can! The summit helped us to recruit even more young journalists who now contribute positive stories from their respective countries to our platform; Vice Versa Global! Looking forward to more productive summits. The summit is so interesting that we want the organizers to increase the days of the summit’’.

Cynthia Adhiambo Omondi Journalist, Vice Versa Global, Kenya

"I benefited from the engagements and networking sessions held at the Young African Leaders Summit 2021. I helped me in shaping my thoughts towards networking and about entrepreneurship. It also helped me to think in different directions and created direct positive aspirations in me. Furthermore, I learnt a lot from the themes of the summit and colleagues participated on the summit " I advise that everyone especially the Non-Members to join YGLN to come and learn from successful and experienced people that can make an impact and develop you and change you forever join us and you will never regret”.

Gamachis Kebede Lawyer & Compliance Officer, Self & Tulu Kapi Gold Mine S C, Ethiopia

“The Young African Leaders Summit 2021 was a great experience for me in Accra. This was an opportunity to meet and connect as well as network with Africa's greatest minds in business, politics, and many other sectors. This has empowered me and capacitated me in all the work I do in the organization I lead. Meeting the Former President of Ghana, His Excellency Mr John Kufuor was the major highlight. Young Global Leaders Network is a powerful platform for young people. All the mentorship programs are life changing. I wish that the network will reach all the parts of Africa and unite young people”.

Shelton Chiyangwa Secretary General, Zimbabwe Migrants Support Network, Zimbabwe

“I was privileged to attend the YOUNG AFRICAN LEADERS SUMMIT 2021 held in Ghana. I was totally impressed by the possibility of gathering leaders from more than 28 African countries, a mini–African Union General Assembly. Pulling ideas from all these leaders formed a relay, in changing the African narrative. From that event when I look at myself and my company now, I don't see just myself instead I see Africa, I see people with cultural diversity but still in great unity. If you asked me where I want to be in 2022 again, I will boldly tell you Young African Leaders Summit 2022 is the place”.

Oku Joshua Otu Cameroon

“YGLN is a stage set for young and aspiring leaders to mount and fly. At the last summit I attended in Accra, I was opportune to learn from other leaders from other countries. I got a lot of motivation from the strides other young African women are making and that gave me inspiration to do more and better. Networking was top notch and awesome. YGLN is a stage set for young leaders for Global Impact. Life is a learning process. We all unlearn and relearn to get better. I believe YGLN will do even better in years to come”.

Idara Etekamba Esenam Serial Entrepreneur, Owner of Dovarnn Foods, Dovarrn Essentials, Kyeprent Africa and Founder Freelance Helping Hands, Nigeria

"I have always had the dream to be in the spotlight at any event. Thankfully, I was introduced to YGLN through social media. I applied and joined the 2021 summit which I call ""life changing event"". As the current vice president of my association on campus, I have been able to apply some of the leadership skills I learnt at the summit. Most important of all is that, as youth we should never sit idle, we should do something even if it's voluntary".

Esther Kyeraa Student, University of Health and Allied Science, Ghana

"I attended the Young African Leaders Summit 2021 in Accra, Ghana and I was impressed and impacted. As an individual I was able to explore several opportunities such as networking, learning new things, speaker’s engagement which inspired me, mentorship sessions, etc. The Summit also created a platform for inclusivity".

Joseph Nabieu Lawyer & Compliance Officer, Self & Tulu Kapi Gold Mine S C, Ethiopia

    Our Approach

    African Young Leaders Fellowship Programme

    Young African Leaders Summit

    Distinguished Public Lecture Series

    Women Lead Initiative

    Recognition Scheme

    Inter University Debate

    Young Politicians Forum

    KickStart Innovation Hub (Entrepreneurship Hub)

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    Our Impact

    Since 2014, the Young Global Leaders Network’s initiatives have directly impacted

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    YGLN Country Chapters/Branches

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    The Young Global Leaders Network is a worldwide network of young entrepreneurs, young aspiring diplomats, young professionals, young women leaders and young politicians/aspiring politician.