Agriculture requires innovative technologies and solutions in order to meet the increasing food demand due to growing population in the coming years. This is the remark done during the twenty-second session of the Conference of the Parties (COP22) Africa pavilion side event on ‘Youth Engagement in Climate Smart Agriculture in Africa’ held on November 15, 2016 in Marrakech in Morocco. The event was organized by CCAFS East Africa, the Climate Smart Agriculture Youth Network (CSAYN) and the CLIMDEV-Africa Youth Platform (ACLYP). The side event was the culmination of an online discussion forum on Youth Engagement in Climate Smart Agriculture (CSA) and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Focusing on African youth, the online discussion was hosted on the Climate and Agriculture Network for Africa (CANA) website from 13 to 22 July as part of the World Youth Skills Day.