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Young Professional Economists Network (YPEN) is non-profit, non-partisan and independent organization established to organize, coordinate and train young African professionals across the globe. Since 2014, we have established 11 chapters across 11 countries and impacted over 10,000 professionals in Africa and other parts of the world.


"Creating new economic thinkers, game changers & market disruptors for the twenty first century and beyond"


Why we exist

To become a positive tool globally to champion the efforts of raising new economic thinkers and professionals who will champion the change we wish to see in Africa.

New Economic Thinking Lecture


The funding of all programs of the network would be done principally through grants, sponsorships and donations of benevolent individuals, institutions and governments.

Ideas Festival

EIF is an annual pan-African festival set to attract more than 300 of the continent’s most conscious and progressive thinking youth between 18 and 35 years old.

11 Countries Across the globe

11 chapters Worldwide

Impacted 10,000 professionals

A network of over 500 professionals

New Economic Thinking


YPEN is a network of young professionals and game changers globally. Our membership is open to all professionals and young individuals who have shown considerable interest and commitment to making change happen in Africa.

We are very diverse, dynamic, bold and innovative. We understand that the change we want to see in Africa begins with us. Our members, therefore, enjoy ranges of benefits which would enhance their capacity to become new thinkers for the 21st century and beyond.

Our Partners

Our platforms encourage young professionals to step forward and examine the world freely