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YPI, a Civil Society Organisation trains youth in negotiation skills.


A Civil Society Organisation, Youth Policy Initiative (YPI), which is focused on youth empowerment as part of their activities will be training the next generational leaders on negotiation skills.

The programme which is slated on Saturday, 17th November this year would give opportunities for job seekers to meet employers in diverse fields.

National Youth Day

Speaking with the Executive Director of YPI, Mr David Guun said, the programme would also create a great platform for personal and B2B networking among young people.

“Most importantly, the programme will build the capacity of delegates to start thinking about Africa’s foreign relations and what we can do to improve upon them,” he noted.

As part of their activities, Mr Guun said, they would create a platform that would celebrate the sacrifices of Ghanaian youth who are excelling in their various fields and will discuss the critical roles the youth should play toward national development.

“This year, our main objective is to chart a roadmap for training the next generation of leaders in a top notch negotiation skills,” he stated.

According to the Executive Director, he believes that there is the need for the country to dedicate at least one day in the year for the youth.

“This day will give us an opportunity to reflect and discuss issues that concern our youth. This is what motivated us to start and impress on government and other stakeholders to adopt it,” he stressed.


Touching on the speakers for the programme, he indicated that, there are top notch speakers across sectors who have confirmed their coming.

He said, the chairman and keynote speakers for the programme are the CEO of Stanbic Bank,    Mr. Alhassan Andani, the CEO of Golden Palm Investment, Mr. Sangu Delle, the Dean of Students Affairs at University of Ghana, Prof Godfred Bokpin, Mr. Manasseh Azuri Awuni of Joy FM, the CEO of Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors, Mr. Senyo Hosi among others.

In terms of expectations, ” the youth should expect thought provoking speeches from our speakers that will challenge every delegate.  There will also be a panel session that will address all questions from the participants. Some people have also booked to showcase innovative technology products to participants. You should also expect pan African poetry from accomplished Ghanaian poets,” Mr Guun mentioned.

The Annual programme would take place at the Ghana School of Law, Makola which is open to everyone especially the youth.

Mr Guun urged everyone to participate in the programme so they could use the opportunity to network with other high profiled people who would come around.

He commended their partners especially Stanbic Bank Ghana Ltd, Wisconsin International University College Ghana and the Chamber of Bulk Oil Distributors Ghana for their immense contribution to make this yearly programme possible and they will continue to empower the youth.


YPI is an Organization committed to democratizing national policies. They seek to contribute to the overall youth development especially through research, training and advocacy.



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