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24 May 2019, Johannesburg, South Africa – The African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) Continental Secretariat celebrated Africa Day with youth at the Breaking Down Borders Africa Youth Summit held at Constitutional Hill, Johannesburg South Africa.
The Pan-African conference an, annual event for youth across the continent was held from 23-24 May and hosted under the theme ‘Reclaim Africa’. The conference organisers described the theme as call to action for young people to work towards an Africa they desire to be a part of. The two-day gathering encouraged youth participation in governance, social change and the economy through topics that impart knowledge, engage thought and inspire action.
Speakers at this year’s Summit included South African National Aids Council (Sanac) co-chair Steve Letsike, Marcus Garvey Foundation(Jamaica) Dr. Shani Roper, CEO of the Nation Youth Development Agency, Mr. Waseem Carrim and APRM Continental Secretariat Representatives, Ms. Tumi Dhlamini, Dr. McBride Nkhalamba, Mr. Thivhu Netshivhale and Mr. Lennon Monyae.
During the break away session facilitated by APRM Head of Research, Methodology and Development Dr. McBride Nkhalamba tabled a presentation on the APRM process.
Speaking during the session Head of Global Partnerships at the APRM Ms. Tumi Dlamini urged youth not to only collaborate with the APRM Continental Secretariat but to further create meaningful partnerships across various sectors, movements and communities.
Youth Focal Point at the Secretariat Mr. Lennon Monyae sensitized youth participants on the upscaled Youth Programmes that the APRM is undertaking and about the upcoming APRM 1st International Youth Symposium in N’Djamena, Chad.
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