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Nurturing the Next Generation of Green Leaders

The Green Youth Indaba amplifies its commitment to environmental sustainability by providing a dynamic platform for over a thousand young leaders, recognised for their contributions to environmental causes, to engage with industry experts, policymakers, and thought leaders. Together, they explore avenues for nurturing entrepreneurship, cultivating skills, and attracting global green economy investments, contributing to the shared vision of a greener and more sustainable world.

Green Youth Indaba not only aligns with the global conversation but also actively contributes to shaping it. The convergence of young leaders, experts, and stakeholders creates a fertile ground for innovative solutions and collective action, reinforcing the commitment to a sustainable and greener future.

Key Focus Areas

Empowering Entrepreneurs

The Indaba will host dedicated sessions aimed at equipping young entrepreneurs with the knowledge, resources, and mentorship needed to turn their green ideas into thriving businesses.

Skills Cultivation

Engaging workshops will provide participants with hands-on experiences and insights from experts across various disciplines, ensuring they are equipped with the skills needed to thrive in the green economy.

Global Investment Forum

A unique platform will connect young innovators with potential investors, fostering opportunities for projects that promise both environmental sustainability and economic growth.

Thought Leadership

Panel discussions and keynote addresses will delve into pressing topics such as climate change mitigation, sustainable resource management, and the pivotal role of youth in shaping a more sustainable future.

Innovation Spotlight

An exclusive showcase will highlight cutting-edge technologies and initiatives from young entrepreneurs and inventors, illustrating the potential for transformative change.

Community Outreach

The Indaba's impact extends beyond the conference venue with community visits and outreach programs designed to raise awareness about the significance of sustainable practices

Why Durban, KwaZulu-Natal?

The 9th Annual Green Youth Indaba in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, isn’t just any gathering—it’s a nationwide convergence of South Africa’s brightest young minds. From bustling cities to remote rural areas, we unite youth from every corner of the country in Durban, sparking dynamic conversations on environmental sustainability and green entrepreneurship.

  1. Gateway Location: Positioned on the vibrant east coast, KwaZulu-Natal serves as the perfect hub, easily accessible to attendees from all regions of South Africa.
  2. Sustainability Hub: eThekwini Municipality leads the charge in sustainability and eco- consciousness.
  3. Natural Diversity: KwaZulu-Natal’s breath-taking landscapes, from coastal shores to lush forests, provide an inspiring backdrop for discussions on environmental preservation and biodiversity.
  4. Youth Powerhouse: With a vibrant youth population deeply involved in environmental activism and entrepreneurship, particularly in eThekwini, we tap into this energy to ignite positive change on a national scale.

By selecting KwaZulu-Natal, especially eThekwini Municipality, as our venue, we leverage the region’s strengths—sustainability initiatives, youth engagement, diverse ecosystems, and abundant resources—to amplify the impact of the Green Youth Indaba.

Highlights of the Green Youth Indaba 2024

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