On this year’s Africa Day, let’s join AFLI for an online panel discussion and the launch of an open letter calling on African Heads of State and Governments to prioritise youth inclusion with greater urgency.
Africa urgently needs to open up governance spaces and allow young people to contribute meaningfully at national, regional and continental levels. To continue to leave out young people undermines the very Africa that we all want and deserve. To bring them in to help co-create solutions is a win-win.
This open letter follows on the launch of the roadmap report, titled: Greater Inclusion of African Youth in Public Service and Governance, by African Leadership Institute’s Project Pakati, the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy and the Ford Foundation. The focus of this report is on how progress can be accelerated and how African Union member states can achieve greater youth inclusion, given that the African Youth Charter of 2006, which enshrines the rights, duties and freedoms of African youth especially their participation in decision-making processes, has still not been fully implemented.
• Download the report here: bit.ly/3dJwWd4
• Follow the campaign on social media: #AfricaYouthLeadTime
Date: May 25, 2021 12:00pm GMT