Youth Dialogue – Youth Voices in Africa’s peace and security paradigm: Exploring the Post-2015 Development Agenda and Agenda 2063 – 27 May 2015

Rationale of Workshop:
Inspiring youth dialogue towards the future we want for Africa by 2063

The end of the United Nations’ Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) is an opportunity for reflection and a global exercise towards the definition of a new developmental trajectory. This Post-2015 Developmental Agenda promises to be transformative and inclusive, requiring in-depth debate by all stakeholders, in particular previously excluded voices of the youth in Africa. Dubbed the “Dark Continent”, Africa is home to immense poverty, inequality and insecurity; having in the past attracted considerable attention during the MDG processes. Nevertheless, little has changed in the African continent since the initial MDG process which brings to question: What is the way forward for development goals in Africa? How can Africa contribute to a better world? How can the post-2015 development framework be best positioned to contribute to a better Africa? As the world gears towards the United Nations summit for the adoption of the post-2015 development agenda, 25 to 27 September 2015, in New York, Africa prepares the complementary Africa 2063 Vision to address these questions. Agenda 2063 is a set of seven aspirations identified by the African Union, aimed at uplifting, empowering and developing Africa towards the year 2063. Within the regional and global processes influencing the developmental agenda, South Africa is a notable peace and security actor on the African continent. In recognising the need for an informed state actor, this series of panel discussion, is an opportunity for youth in South Africa to lend their voices to their inclusive agenda. This panel discussion will seek to address how Agenda 2063 plays a pivotal role in the Post-2015 development agenda, with a special focus on the 4th aspiration “A Peaceful and Secure Africa”, specifically with a focus on the role of the youth….

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