4th Pan African Youth Conference 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday, 14th February 2020.
The Pan African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development is an annual multi-stakeholder youth-led and driven platform aims at building capacities and strengthening engagement of youth in the current policy and decision-making processes at national, sub-regional and continental levels.
The 4th Pan African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development and the Annual General Assembly Meeting of the African Youth Commission (AYC), is scheduled to take place from 23-27 March 2020 in Nairobi, Kenya under the theme: ”Beyond All Talks, Youth as Drivers of Africa’s Peace, Political and Socio-Economic Development”.
The Nairobi Conference is co-hosted by the AYC Secretariat, National Youth Council of Kenya and Youth Senate Kenya under the auspices of the Ministry of Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs.
The discussions at the Conference will be centred on the following ten (10) thematic areas aligned to the AYC Strategic Plan 2018-2020, and the UN 2030 and Africa 2063 sustainable development agendas:
1) Pan Africanism and Regional Integration;
2) Youth, Peace and Security;
3) Youth Leadership and Political Participation;
4) Youth Socio-Economic Inclusion and Empowerment (Education/Skills, Job Creation and Business Development);
5) Gender Equality, Adolescent and Youth Health (SRHR);
6) Innovation and Digital Inclusion;
7) Human Rights, Democracy and Rule of Law;
8) Agriculture, Environment and Climate Change;
9) Migration and Sustainable Urban Development;
10) Partnership and Financing for Achieving the UN 2030 and Africa 2063 Sustainable Development Agendas.
Partner youth organisations and youth development actors will be invited to organise side event workshops in alignment with their programmatic area of interest and conference themes.
The Conference is expected to bring together one thousand (1000) participants from across the continent and diaspora drawn from youth organisations and networks including national youth councils, youth leaders, youth activists, young entrepreneurs, young innovators, young parliamentarians, representatives of Government, policymakers, Inter-governmental agencies (AU Commission, UN entities and Regional Economic Communities), civil society organisations, private sector, academia, and other local and international development partners and foundations.