Youth constitute the majority of the African population; however, their ability to craft and influence their country’s political and economic environment arguably does not reflect the significance of their demographic dividend. Whether inspired by the impacts of the global pandemic or in spite of COVID-19’s impact, the past year has offered examples of inspiring
ways in which the youth are claiming and asserting their agency for improved local and global governance from Senegal to Uganda.
Activists have engaged with promoting human rights, driving political discourse, and generating gainful employment opportunities. Our panel will highlight the voices of youth across the continent who are championing their own path to contribute to changes on the continent. We hope to elevate key conversations around the potential for African youth engagement in securing better systems of governance in their communities.
Objective of Session
A panel of enterprising youth will share their insights in enacting and affecting change in their communities, cities, countries and beyond. The session will explore the manifestation of youth leadership and activism in various social, political and climate arenas.