Accelerating the implementation of the global YMCA Movement's Vision 2030

To advance its work with young leaders and strategic partners, YMCA is holding its first global Accelerator Summit in Mombasa, Kenya in October 2024. The Summit will provide a unique opportunity to deepen dialogue, innovation and ongoing work to advance YMCA’s Vision 2030.

Aimed at YMCA young leaders, senior leaders, Change Agents, YMCA partner organisations and leaders in YMCA partnerships, the Accelerator Summit will host influential global thought leaders and showcase stories of impact from around the world.

The event will feature keynote addresses from influential global thought leaders, panel discussions, focus groups and seminars. A closing awards ceremony will celebrate the success and impact of global Youth-Led Solutions and the contribution of external organisations to advance the four YMCA priorities of Community Wellbeing, Meaningful Work, Sustainable Planet and a Just World.

What's it about?

Accelerate momentum

Vision 2030 as a catalyst

The Accelerator Summit will mark the mid-way point between the YMCA World Council's of 2022 and 2026. Every attendee will be using Vision 2030 as a launchpad to build, create, develop ideas and bring initiatives to scale.

Build a global network

Collaboration for change

With a room full of change makers and leaders from around the world, the Accelerator Summit is the ideal place to build and develop your global network, both in Mombasa and beyond. With space for peer mentorship, collaborative working and community sharing.

Developing our Leaders

Now and in the future

Gain insight directly from experts in their fields who will showcase initiatives and ideas to drive forward your own plans. The Accelerator is a powerful professional learning and development tool, with Q&A sessions, speeches and workshops to gain insight on how to leverage your own skill to advance causes you care about connected to Vision 2030.

Taking action

Aligned with Vision 2030

Leave Mombasa with a clear action plan - this is a space to create new ideas, develop existing ones, or bring others to scale. Together, we'll be advancing issues of environmental sustainability, the world of work, of justice and equity, health, mental health and wellbeing.

What is Vision 2030? Global good in action

2022 The 20th YMCA World Council - Vision 2030 is adopted

Vision 2030 was adopted at YMCA's World Council, in Aarhus, Denmark, in July 2022.

Empowering communities, transforming lives

Vision 2030 empowers communities and young people worldwide to build a just, sustainable, equitable and inclusive world. It is a roadmap for every YMCA’s strategic goals around the world, closely aligned to the UN Sustainable Development Goals.

Discover Vision 2030


Early bird registration opens at the end of January 2024
Early bird registration closes Friday 19 April 2024

Accelerator dates: 21-26 October 2024


Pride Inn Paradise Beach Resort Spa and Convention Centre, Mombasa, Kenya


USD 500 per person (early bird YMCA rate)
USD 650 (standard YMCA rate)
USD 900 per person (non-YMCA rate)

Accommodation costs:
USD 140 per person per night (single occupancy)
USD 100 per person per night (twin occupancy)

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