The theme for the 2017 event : Youth Building Peace (#Youth4Peace), proved really timely, particularly in view of the current situation in Nigeria. The event was a resounding success with approximately 800 young participants from 9 states of the Federation plus the Federal Capital Territory in attendance. Youth with disabilities were also not left out and for the first time we had a visually impaired youth as a panelist as well as visually and hearing impaired youth, as participants.

Highlights include discussions on the role of youth in peace building and prevention of conflict, addressing youth unemployment by promoting youth entrepreneurship and bridging the resource and funding gap, promoting youth civic engagement and the establishment of more youth led initiatives/ social enterprises that will positively impact society.