Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG), a youth led Non-Governmental Organisation, in partnership with United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) has launched the second edition of the ‘African Youth SDGs Summit (AYS)’.
The Summit, which is schedule to place in Accra from November 7 to 9, 2018, will be jointly co-hosted by the 2030 Youth Alliance and UNFPA under the auspices of the Ministry of Planning.
It would be held on the theme: “Partnership with Youth to Achieve the SDGs: Moving from Policy to Actions,” and bring together over 1,000 participants from 38 countries in Africa, Europe, Asia and America.
The Summit will consist of peer learning workshops, innovation fairs and hackathons, an open space for young people to Co-Create SDGs solutions.
There will also be a high level plenary on resourcing youth development in Africa, Inter-generational dialogue on youth, partners’ aide events, exhibitions, evening and cultural receptions and the Africa Youth SDGs Achievers Award.
Mr Emmanuel Ametepey, Convener of the AYS, said the summit was conceived against the backdrop of ensuring full ownership, inclusion and participation of the youth in the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
He said the vision of the summit was to empower and to actively contribute to the development of the African continent.
Dr Kodjo Essien Mensah-Abrahampa, Senior Technical Advisor, Development Planning at the Ministry of Planning, said the summit was expected to create a platform for effective collaborations and networking among young people, governments and organisation from Africa and the World.