AU AGENDA 2063 1st EDITION THEME
Aspiration 6 of the implementation calls for an Africa where development is people-driven, unleashing the potential of it’s women and youth. Youth are owners of the future and should therefore be seen as the most important partners in development. That is what sustainable development is about. We believe that it is only when national governments, civil societies, policy makers, the private sector and the media build mutual relationship with young people that programmes and interventions can reflect the needs and aspirations of young people. We hope that through this summit, we can ignite deeper conversation and inspire practical approaches to move from policy to actions that involve young people to drive the implementation of Agenda 2063.
The theme for the summit is, “Engaging The Youth to Achieve The Agenda 2063: Actions Now.”
SUMMIT THEMATIC FOCUS AND SUB-THEMES
The summit will focus on the following themes in alignment with the Aspiration. Young Africa men and women will be the path breakers of the African knowledge society and will contribute significantly to innovation and entrepreneurship. The creativity, energy and innovation of African Youth will be the driving force behind the continent’s political, social, cultural, and economic transformation, Aligned to aspiration 6 of the AGENDA 2063. African women and Youth shall play an important role as drivers of change. Inter-generational dialogue will ensure that Africa is a continent that adapt to social and cultural change. Aligned to Aspiration 5 of the agenda 2063.
The summit will employ four approaches:
High-level plenaries featuring thought provoking speakers from academia, Youth experts, development practitioners, policy makers and civil society organizations on various themes.
Peer Learning Sessions:
Youth organizations and civil society organizations working on Youth issues will be invited to host sessions on the different sub-themes. sessions will also provide platform to exchange ideas, best practices and find synergies among different programs and organizations.
2063 ENGAGING AND EMPOWERING THE YOUTH
AU 2063 Youth Summit is an initiative 2063 has engaged and empowered Youth, a coalition of Youth-led civil society organizations and
Non-Governmental Organizations working to empower African Youth with the tools, network, information, education and needed partnership to drive the implementation of Agenda 2063 in Africa. The engagement initially made up of two (2) organizations from Ghana has grown into a network of individuals and organizations inspired and committed to ensure young people contribute to the Agenda 2063 accountability process in Africa. The secretariat is hosted by Youth for African star (YAS) and Youth in Parliament House (YPH).
The Summit shall be coordinated by a Secretariat made up of representatives of Youth organizations, government, AU family and partnering organizations. The Secretariat shall work hand in hand with the various committees that shall be formed to oversee the preparation and realization of the summit.
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