Youth Democratic Engagement
March 28 @ 3:00 pm - 6:00 pmFree
Crossing Borders invites you an afternoon of tales from the field, inspirations, discussions, and debates about the topic of youths and young people in general, regarding their place and space within policy making and influence in their local communities in Sub-Sahara Africa!
The afternoon is structured to start with an information session where selected speakers will tell the story of how they work in engaging young people in Africa around participatory policy participation and democracy. The second session will then lead to a discussion and debate session on what we see as working well, and what works as detrimental to this process.
The event is relevant to all stakeholders of development – no matter your angle, as policy engagement and influence in favour of the population of tomorrow if not today is all around central to a 360-degree success in our work. Policy makers, Academics, and researchers will gain from grounded perspectives on current trends in youth engagement, and an opportunity to delve into more specific details during the discussions. The general public will gain first-hand updates on what the world of youth participation in Sub Saharan Africa looks like, and what could be relevant or a more empowering future.