M. Simon Marot Touloung

Member of the AU Youth Envoy Advisory Council and Team Leader at African Youth Action Network (AYAN)

Simon Marot Touloung was born in 1992 in Wange, Mayom County in the present day South Sudan Following the conflict in Southern Sudan, Simon Marot aged 8 years then, joined his brothers and walked for 21 days and nights from Unity State in Upper Nile through Warrap and lake States in Bhar El Ghazal.  He arrived in Keri Transit camp, Northern Uganda on 9th September 2000. He received a B.Sc. In Petroleum Geoscience and Production at Makerere University through an exclusive DAFI Scholarship. Marot is currently pursuing a MSc. in Energy Economics and Governance at Makerere University Business School- Kampa.

Marot was appointed on the 1st of November 2018 as a member of the Inaugural African Union (AU) Youth Advisory Council assisting the AU Youth Envoy by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission.  He was nominated among the 100 Most Influential Young Africans in Leadership and Civil Society by Africa Youth Awards in 2019.

11.00 AM - 12.00 PM Discussion

Monday 23rd Nov

Overview of the challenges and opportunities in Africa

The African region or the mother continent, known for its abundant natural resources and favorable conditions, creates a multitude of opportunities for all.

The session aims to introduce the different challenges Africa is facing but also how to switch these challenges into opportunities for youth

01:00 pm – 02:00 pm

Friday 27th Nov

Get Inspired and meet young changemakers