Afrika Youth Movement (AYM) afrikayouthmovement.org is a Pan-African action-oriented youth-powered movement that strives for the development, active participation and Leadership of African youth in the fight for peace and social justice. AYM is a community of over 5,000 young members from 40 countries in Africa and the diaspora using innovative digital tools and strategies to advocate and run campaigns such as#AfricaSmile,#ILoveMyContinent.
AYM Youth Empowerment Forum will be a public event on the 20th March 2017, at the United States International University Africa, in partnership with the Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs, gathering +80 delegates and giving them a platform to question and critically address global agenda from the lens of Africa’s agenda; most importantly examine the role of the youth in creating the Africa We Want
The forum aims to achieve the following key objectives:
*Bring the voices of youth movements, groups and organizations to influence the discussion about the implementation of SDGs and Agenda 2063
*Identify key priorities and intersection between Global Agenda and Africa’s agenda
*Co-create a regional development model to influence the domestication, decentralization, mainstreaming and monitoring of the SDGs and Agenda 2063 at country level and regional levels.
*Establish AYM Youth Hubs to engage youth with a clear and realistic work plan to be implemented by the country teams/delegations for the next 3 years.
*Build a strong coordination network across the continent that will continue to interact and share knowledge that fosters Africa’s agenda.
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