The 2017 Young Africa Works Summit brought together more than 300 influencers in Kigali, Rwanda to share insights on how youth are driving the modernization of the agricultural sector, as well as challenges to achieving transformation of the sector. The MasterCard Foundation and Young Professionals for Agricultural Development (YPARD) collaborated to deliver a pre-, during-, and post-Summit youth program for the 47 youth delegates who attended the Summit. This program was developed to equip youth with the skills and confidence they needed to actively participate at the event, and to foster connections and networking opportunities to build relationships that will serve youth beyond the event itself. Four online webinars were held in advance of the Summit, as well as a one-day workshop on-site to build the leadership and participation skills of the youth delegates. In addition, 28 youth delegates were paired with selected Summit delegates to participate in mentoring sessions and 15 pairs will continue in a long-term mentoring program for the next year. Click download or access the full report here.