Theme: Equipping and inspiring the next generation for productive Jobs
African Youth Forum 2014 – WBG-IMF Young African Society – Washington, D.C
Thursday, July 31, 2014 from 8:00 AM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
The World Bank Group (WBG)-International Monteray Fund (IMF) Young African Society (YAS) is excited to invite you to the 1st African Youth Forum 2014 on July 31st, 2014. This year’s theme, “Equipping and Inspiring the Next Generation for Productive Jobs” . Inspired by a report published by the World Bank Group in January 2014, on Youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa, the WBG-IMF YAS has decided to organize its first African Youth Forum, to establish a platform where youth can actively participate in discussing, implementing and evaluating the development agenda in Africa.
The continent must move beyond commodities led growth to focus on human capital development internally. We believe that inclusive growth will only be achieved by equipping young people with the skills needed for a vibrant economy.
To empower Africa’s young population to move forward, topics such as education, entrepreneurship and employment, health and good governance must be addressed and knowledge must be shared.
The African Youth Forum 2014 will feature external and internal participants discussing Youth as an critical component of the Africa development agenda and specifically addressing the thematic areas as identified by the United Nations.
The objective of the African Youth Forum is to establish a platform where youth can actively participate in discussing, implementing and evaluating the development agenda in Africa with the focus this year on how the four thematic areas can influence a productive economy for Jobs and what role Young people can play in implementing the best practices.
Building on the President Obama’s Young African Leader’s Initiative (YALI), the World Bank Group – IMF Young African Society aims to achieve the following:
- Launch the WBG-IMF Young African Society as the association that will promote coordinated African Youth participation and Inclusion in the post 2015 development agenda to end extreme poverty in Africa;
- To establish the African Youth Forum as a platform aimed at discussing the development indicators in Africa;
- To discuss actionable steps to end Africa’s rising numbers of youth unemployment and underemployment which will be delivered to the African heads of state during the high level presidential Dialogue; and
- To find actionable solutions to the failing health programs in Africa that will be passed on to the Health Global Practice at the World Bank Group
The goal is to equip every attendee with new tools to achieve a positive vision for Africa. We invite you to start the process now by registering today and interacting with our online community.
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