First Virtual Global Black Youth UBUNTU Summit 2020


Date: JUNE 16 & 17 2020 Time: SAT +2/GMT 14:30 – 17:30 each day

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Meet some of our lead and featured speakers for the current summit

Tshepang Lekalakala/South Africa
GloBUNTU Young Author

Mphayi Lekalakala/South Africa
GloBUNTU Young Author

Tshegofatso Shikwane/South Africa
GloBUNTU Young Author

Ma'am Thabiso Sikwane/South Africa
Radio Talkshow Host at KayaFm

Ma'am Joan Mofokeng/Soweto/South Africa
The Embreyo

Laila Little/NJ/USA
Founder/President Inter. Double Dutch League Africa

Temaswati S. Nzima/Eswatini (Swaziland)
Independent community outreach and wellness manager

Sam P.K. Collins/Washington DC/USA
MPP, Grassroots Journalist and educator

Ma'am Lindiwe Mabuza/South Africa
Politician, diplomat, poet, academic, journalist & cultural activist

Ma'am Sibongile Mkhabela/South Africa
CEO Barlowold Foundation and Social Activist

Bryon F. Wilson/Georgia/USA
Founder &Headmaster The Wilson Academy, Founder of #howwefight movement

Lehlogonolo Shakoane/South Africa
Project Assistant, Steve Biko Foundation

Noluthando Buthelezi/South Africa
Journalist, author, poet & blogger

Ankwetta b. Achaleke/Cam/AT/SA
Summit Mastermind & Summit Convenor

Sipho Mabuza/South Africa
Afrosavvy photographer, cinematographer & graphic designer

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 Attendance open to accredited guests only


Although everyone is invited to this summit, targeted speakers are mostly young black adults, between the ages of 15 and 30, from the African Continent and its Diaspora. Seats are limited, early registration recommended.  

The state of the Black Youth around the world in 2020
Connecting, sharing, listening and building bridges

In commemoration of the International Day of the African Child, adopted in 1991, this initial summit is designed first, to take stock of the current state of our Black Youth around the world, amidst COVID-19 and public lynching in the USA and secondly, to build a reliable bridge between our continental and diasporic youth.

Core topics to be addressed by this summit include the following:

  • Who are Africa’s Black Youth and what are their lives worth?
  • What are their realities/experiences in Africa and its Diaspora? 
  • What do they really want?
  • What can a global network do to uplift Black Youth? 
  • How can the Ubuntu Concept strengthen Black Youth?
  • What can today’s Black Youth learn from South Africa’s  youth of 1976?
  • How can they build enabling connections across geographical lines?
  • How can they champion and own their own narratives from now going forward?

 You are a potential speaker if you are:

    •         Young, Black and from Africa or its Diasporas
    •        Age 15-35
    •        Passionate about Africa and its future
    •        Fluent in spoken and written English
    •          Able to deliver a 15 minutes speech on one of proposed topics
    •        Equipped with  Wi-Fi and a device with a video function
    •        Ready to submit a contribution by 30th June for publication in the “Global Black Youth Journal.”


Useful information for speakers


Dear country lead speaker!

We are excitedly looking forward to meeting you at our “First Virtual Global Black Youth Summit”, from 16-17 June 2020. We can’t wait to learn about the state of Black Youth in your country.


Please send us the following no later than Friday, June 5 2020, to confirm your slot:

  • your full names as you want to have on the program
  • a high-resolution printable profile picture (not less than 300 DPS)
  • your short bio (not more than 300 words)
  • the title of your presentation

We want to capture the voices of as many young people as possible for this global summit. As such, your presentation should be a reflection of the views of as many young people as possible.


Here are some suggestions to help you with this process:

  • Team up with young people in your community/country 
  • Discuss the preparatory questions below with them
  • Collect and compile your positions for your 15 minutes presentation.

Here are some guiding questions to help you prepare your presentation:

  • Introduction (your name, background including profession, passion and why you are at this summit)
  • indicate the number of people in your country team
  • please give us a snapshot of the situation of Black Youths in your country
  • please share with us your two key challenges
  • please tell the audience about two things that make you strong/powerful  
  • share with the audience two solutions have you identified to overcome your challenges
  • indicate two things that you think a Global Network of Black Youth can do to enhance your situation.

Thank you very much in advance! 

Best wishes for your preparation!


Ankwetta B. Achaleke 

The Convenor,  GloBUNTU Books®