WYAA Holds the First National Youth Summit in Zambia
WYA Africa Director in Ghana
Obadias Ndaba, the WYAA regional director is Ghana. Earlier in the week he talked to students at two Universities in Accra and met the deputy minister of youth and sports who pledged to support and liked the mission of World Youth Alliance. He also had a live interview on TV3 and Metro TV, one of Ghana’s most watched show 'Good Evening Ghana' for 15 minutes where he and our chapter rep responded to questions on WYA work and how young people get involved with us. The Ghana chapter held its first national summit on 3rd November
The West Africa trip will see him visit two other active countries; Togo and Cameroon
The Africa Emerging Leaders Conference 2011.
Kenya under the auspices of the World Youth Alliance Africa hosted a major continental youth conference from 17th- 18th November 2011 in Nairobi, Kenya. The conference brought together 71 youth leaders from 15 African countries and New Zealand.
The Africa Emerging Leaders conference is an annual training platform by the World Youth Alliance Africa for its African members and African youth leaders. This year’s Theme was Population and Economics- Investing in the African Youth. A number of topics that addressed population and Economics related issues were covered. It featured group discussions, speeches and expert lectures from local and international speakers drawn from the private sector, civil society and academia.
The climax was the Africa night where every country showcased the best cultural performances.The cultural event attracted more than 200 teachers who also had a function at the venue.
The next conference will be held in August 2012.
The WYA Africa, in collaboration with the Vibrant Youth for Development, held the first annual Zambia National Youth Summit on May 26, 2011 at Alliance of World Ministries in Kitwe, Zambia. A total of 73 young people attended the summit entitled “Uniting Zambian Youth on Peace and National Development.” Participants were trained on issues of youth participation in peace building, different government programs for the youth, and their role in national development. WYA Africa Director Obadias Ndaba, who attended the summit, took the opportunity to introduce the work of World Youth Alliance to several universities in Zambia, including Copperstone University, Copperbelt University, Zambia School of Business Studies and Lusaka School of Business and Technical Studies. A total of 217 young people joined WYA as members
Uniting African Youth on Good Governance and Development"
World Youth Alliance Africa
Emerging Leaders Conference 2010
The World Youth Alliance Africa held its second annual regional conference from August 11th to 13th, at the Kenya High School in Nairobi, Kenya. The African Emerging Leaders Conference was another success after last year's Decade of Dignity and Development Conference. Aiming to create solidarity amongst African youth on challenges facing the continent, the conference successfully brought together 51 youth leaders from 12 countries. Among the countries represented were: Zambia, Malawi, South Africa, Angola, Nigeria, Rwanda, Morocco, Sudan, Uganda, Ghana, Kenya and Canada!
There were expert lectures, speeches and group discussions on the key issues relating to the theme: Uniting African Youth on Good Governance and Development. The delegates also took part in a debate night, cultural night, gala night and a night out in Nairobi. At the end of the three days, knowledge was transferred, new skills were gained and friendships were established. The next generation of Africa's leaders went home motivated and inspired.
The dates of the next Emerging Leaders Conference will be announced shortly.
World Youth Alliance Africa conference marked ten years of WYA
August 2009, Nairobi, Kenya
Decade of Dignity and Development Project
The year 2009 marks ten years since the World Youth Alliance was started by Anna Halpine at the United Nations in New York. As part of marking this important event, all five of WYA Regions held activities and projects aimed at involving our members and friends in celebrating ten years of WYA’s work in promoting human dignity-this is the ‘Decade of Dignity and Development’ (DDD).
World Youth Alliance Africa region planned an international conference in Nairobi, Kenya from Tuesday 4th to Saturday 6th August 2009. The Theme of the conference was ‘Peace: Our Responsibility for Integral Development’.
The conference featured a series of lectures from some of our best speakers and presentations from national chapters and committees on their WYA activities in their respective countries.
Our target audience was mainly committed WYA Africa members (Those who are accredited or awaiting accreditation and those on Track A training) from Africa as well as young people who would like to bring WYA to their countries and have an active membership there. 65 youth leaders from Kenya,Uganda,Rwanda,Burundi,Nigeria,Ghana, Zimbabwe and South Africa attended the conference.
Our focus of the conference was centred on Peace and Integral Development because many African countries have suffered instances of war and violence which has effect on the overall development of people of all ages and especially young people as they develop in to responsible citizens. Young people are in a position to make a contribution towards improving the situation in the African continent especially with a focus on Person Centred Development.
Delegates at Break ZANGALEWA & DELEGATES
NB: Interegional internship applications should be first sent to the applicant's regional office for approval.
NB: Trained members and members on track can hold dignity projects according to their interests in their local areas.