The 2nd Youth Conference
The annual youth conference, a project initiated in February 2006, provides a platform for WYA members, members of civil society, and leaders to discuss ideas of how human dignity is influenced by various issues and to identify practical ways in which these issues could be addressed. The theme of the first conference was “Joining young thoughts for poverty reduction and peace in
a. Bring together over 100 WYA members and member organizations to share ideas of good governance in
b. Establish how freedom, responsibility, and justice can be realized for the sake of good governance despite the challenges currently facing different countries in the African continent and establish how they can be realized at the individual and communal level.
c. Map out basic plans or projects on how the ideas of freedom, responsibility, and justice can be applied by young people after the conference.
d. Encourage dialogue as a method of solving societal problems in our communities and encourage responsible stewardship amongst youth in society.
e. Understand the workings of government and our role as young people in promoting good governance.
About 100 young people aged between 17 and 30 made up of:
a. World Youth Alliance members from host country and the neighboring countries. Participant allocation will be made based on the number of received applications from participating states and/or countries.
b. World Youth Alliance members from Africa and the rest of the world if they can afford their cost of travel to and from the conference.
c. Non-members interested in participating in the event.
PROGRAM SCHEDULE AND CONTENTS*:
· The Human Person – The Responsible Steward
· Historical Overview and Trends of Governance in
· Current Trends of Governance in
· Round table discussion
· Lessons Learnt: Presentations on Success Stories in Governance (by selected Participants)
· Round table discussion (continued)
· Governance Our Responsibility: Brainstorming Session
· Way Forward: Development of Draft Resolution
· Conference Close