Month: August 2015
The National Youth council of Namibia in partnership with the Action 2015 campaign team and the Ministry of Information Communication and Technology organized the International youth day celebration at the National Youth Council Head quarter in Windhoek under the theme: “Youth Civic Engagement”.
About 80 young people attended the event
On the 12th August 2015 Malawi held a Facebook Chat with Hon Juliana Lunguzi ( MP) who is a strong advocate and Champion for Youth Empowerment and Pacification as well as on health matters. She is the Chairperson of the Parliamentary Committee on Health.
On the 15th August 2015 the World Bank Youth Network also took part in the Public Debate organized by the National Youth Council of Malawi on the Theme Youth Civic Engagement. The Network was also invited to participate in the Actual IYD commemoration event in Malawi on 21st August.
The Network will also be signing an MOU with World Vision on a number of initiatives spanning from Youth Education, Internships, Agriculture Promotions, Role Modelling and Career Guidance, Capacity Building, Reproductive Health etc.
A Photography Workshop was also organized on the 15th August as part of Youth Skills Development, about 30 people registered for the event, the sessions where facilitated by some of the top Malawian Photographers and Photojournalists.
During the 12th August 2015 The International Institute of Debate in partnership with 5 Local NGOs and with the support of UNESCO and United Nations Tunisia the international youth day. This event was organized under the theme “Youth engagement” and we made a big campaign on social media under the theme “Be a young person and leave your finger print” In addition we had a competition under the name of “Tunisian Youth Cares” where 7 teams from 7 different countries came together to present their projects in relation with the SDG goals and one team won. In the end we had a celebration of the International youth day and we brought opinion leaders, politicians, civil society organizations and citizens to the stage to sing, dance and celebrate this day dedicated to youth.
On the 12th August Zambia Launched the Revised National Youth Policy and the First ever National Action Plan on Youth Empowerment and Employment which has a target of creating 500,000 Jobs for Youths by end of 2016.
Jack Chongola a Steering Committee member of AYP representing Southern Africa gave a speech during the launch he highlighted some of the challenges Young people are faced with in the country due to the absence of Job. He also requested the President through his office to ensure that the documents launched would be actionalized and youth issues mainstreamed in all Government ministries and Departments.
A number of Radio and TV interviews were conducted to promote the contents of the National Youth Policy and the Action Plan on Youth Empowerment and Employment.
A meeting was also organized in partnership with various organizations that included Restless development, JCI and National Youth Development Council. The meeting discussed various Youth development issues and findings from the My world Survey that was conducted by Alliance of Youth Entrepreneurs with support from Africa Youth Panel. A suggestion on forming a action team on the SDGs was made submissions would be made later on to map the way forward.