Youth are key stakeholders in the attainment of the goal and aspirations of Agenda 2063. This is premised on the youth bulge currently experienced on the continent, with over 60% of the population under 30 years, and the promise of a demographic dividend it holds if adequate investments are made in their social, economic and political agency.
Cognizant of the value young people bring to Africa’s development and democratisation process, AU recognizes young people as partners, leaders, and beneficiaries in building a democratic culture on the continent.
Please find the concept note here.
ECDPM’s Tasnim Abderrahim was a discussant on the panel debating “Regional landscape for youth participation in electoral processes.”