Blog on the African youth conference on the post-2015 development agenda.
“In his opening remarks Mr. Ababu Namwambi, the Minister of Youth Affairs and sports, noted that the continent hadn’t made adequate progress towards meeting the MDGs by the target date of 2015. He called on policy makers to re-examine the strategies put in place towards achieving the goals and reiterated the need for youth inclusion in the consultative processes leading up to 2015. The minister suggested that youth issues such as employment, access to quality education, adolescent health are integrated into the post 2015 discourse. He further pointed out the importance of involving youth in the process because when they are given a voice, they can drive change and when they are engaged, informed, and empowered, they can advocate for themselves and create solutions that create better communities.”
Read the blog in full on The Point website here.