Online Workshop: Greater Inclusion of African Youth in Public Service
Join the African Leadership Institute (AFLI) and the African Union Youth Envoy for an exciting virtual workshop looking into progressive reforms and how best to achieve them.
Date: 4th – 5th May 2020
Breakaway sessions: 4 May 2020 (10:00- 16:00 CAT) By invitation only
Open Plenary: 5 May 2020 (10:00 – 12:00 CAT)
Africa is, demographically, the youngest continent in the world with youth accounting for the highest proportion of the population. Young people for more than 70%of Africa’s population, and yet, they remain excluded from political and socio-economic arenas. Overall, there is an appreciation that youth are significant dividends of the continent’s population, and that they need to be included in decision-making processes in various spaces from boards of organisations and companies to national governance spaces. In this vein, the African Leadership Institute and the African Union Office of the Youth Envoy, with the support of the African Union Department of Political Affairs and the African Union Youth Division, are co-organising a virtual workshop to discuss the specific policy reforms and best practices to increase youth inclusion in governance and public service on the continent.
This workshop serves to consolidate knowledge from experts and practitioners on youth inclusivity policy in governance on the continent. It aims to assess in a structured and rigorous way, what drives and inhibits change, the obstacles to policymakers and politicians in making such reforms, and how best to implement progressive reforms for greater youth inclusion in governance on the continent.