The African Youth Panel

We are dedicated to "Championing Youth Employment, Governance and Participation"

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The African Youth Panel

Youth Employment

Pushing for decent employment for young people, a strategic policy environment and investments in the youth capital

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Youth Employment

Governance and Participation

Ensuring full and sustained implementation of the African Youth Charter across Africa and placing young people at the center of decision making

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Governance and Participation
Youth Employment

More than 60% of Africa's population are young people below 35 years. The unemployment rate is over 20%, migration numbers are high, with willingness to move out of the continent at over 35% among young people. Africa needs to take advantage of the youth bulge, investing to harness the demographic dividend by ensuring a productive youth capital.

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Governance

Leadership is critical in ensuring young people are given the right opportunities in shaping the continent's future. Education, health, economic engagement and financial inclusion are all essential elements. The African Youth Panel advocates for the realisation of commitments in the African Youth Charter to improve governance in delivering on youth development outcomes.

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Participation

Youth development aspirations on the African continent are stipulated in the African Youth Charter and echoes throughout key regional agreements and resolutions relevant to young people. Full implementation of the charter ensures the Africa delivers a supportive environment that facilitates greater engagement and productivity among the youth populace.

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