Simão Pascoal Hossi

AYGC 2020 Virtual was a great learning experience for me especially the well put together plenary sessions and committee work as well as the seasoned speakers and coaches especially His Excellency, Olusegun Obasanjo, Former President of Nigeria.

Until AYGC 2020, I had always felt that Africans will continue to be separated because of language barriers; Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone divisions, yet the Secretariat and YBF Team did well to bridge this gap by the provision of Convergence documents in Portuguese and French and also providing translation hence making deliberations with the over 100 participants very lively.

After the Convergence, I wrote an article on my website “Epito Repórter” (in Portuguese) that has resonated and gained visibility across the Lusophone region of Africa. I am really grateful for the networking and mentoring opportunities from the Convergence. I look forward to participating in, learning from and contributing my knowledge at AYGC 2021.