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APRM Successfully co-hosts the 2018 African Youth Development Summit

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APRM CEO Prof. @eddymaloka congratulates the APRM team under the coordination of Ms. @TawfikHamouda for putting up a successful three-days Africa High-Level forum of #SouthSouth and Triangular Cooperation in Kampala, Uganda.

Kudos to everyone involved 🙌🏾 @NPA_UG , @GovUganda

Congratulations @APRMorg for organizing this successful international Event in the Pearl of Africa, Thank you for your great efforts in promoting partnerships and coordination between countries of the global south in line with #SustainableDevelopment and Agenda 2063. 🌍📍UGANDA🇺🇬

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On the occasion of the 2nd Africa High-Level forum, CEO Prof. @eddymaloka was honored with an appreciation award for his leadership and commitment in making the APRM mandate on promoting good governance a success on the continent.

Congratulations Professor Maloka. 🙌🏾

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APRM Successfully co-hosts the 2018 African Youth Development Summit

PUBLISHED BY: APRMPOSTED: 22-11-2018

Midrand, 29 November 2018 – The APRM Continental Secretariat co-hosted a well-attended African Youth Development Summit (AYDS) with the official opening held at the Pan African Parliament. The Summit was organized in response to the growing African youth efforts in mobilising active citizenry towards achieving a continent free of poverty and inequality.

The 2018 African Youth Development Summit was co-hosted with Africa80; Junior Chamber International (JCI) and Global Citizen over a period of 3 days. The APRM Chairperson of Eminent Personalities, Hon Bridgette Mabandla officiated the opening of the AYDS with a keynote address to more than 200 youth delegates. She commended the wide geographic youth representation made up of 24 countries: Algeria, Botswana, Benin, Chad, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of Congo, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Niger, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe and Jamaica.

In line with Agenda 2063 and SDGs 2030, Youth delegates took the opportunity to reflect on their roles in the achievement of global and regional developmental blueprints. Their participation at the Summit pointed at increasing the interests of young people in contributing to sustainable development. It also reminded leaders and policymakers of the urgent need to prioritize the continent’s demographic dividend – its youthful population.
The opening day consisted of Pan-African topics ranging from Youth responsibilities in the achievement of Agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030, entrepreneurship, gender equality and corporate governance.

On the 2nd and 3rd day of the Summit, delegate gathered in Sandton to brainstorm on challenges faced by the continent and commit to play a catalyzing role in their communities and the African continent at large. Day 2 key highlights were the keynote addresses by Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations, Hon. Aminah J. Mohammed; South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency, Hon, Jeff Radebe and Chad Minister in the Presidency and Chairperson of APRM Focal Points, Hon. Khayar Oumar Defallah.

Guests from the UNICEF; UNFPA; the Global Citizens Festival interacted with delegates during plenary sessions. Other special guests such as Global American TV host Gayle King and Reverend al Sharpton also joined the conversation to motivate and inspire the Youth.

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