Youth Advocacy Cluster (YAC) is a coalition of more than 50 youth groups and youth focused organizations who work to advance youth development and amplify the voices of youths and issues that affect them. This coalition is anchored by Youth Alive Foundation, a youth focused CSO which seeks to redefine the role and contribution of the Nigerian youth in the development and governance processes in the Country.
Youths form the highest demography in the state, a strategic master plan for the economic empowerment of youths is highly necessary. There is need to have critical stakeholders make commitments in this regard that iswhy we are organising a policy dialogue tagged: Youth Development 2019 and Beyond which aims togather and strengthen political/public commitments from governments and key stakeholders to prioritizeinvestments in youth development in a strategic and sustainable way. The meeting will create an opportunity to analyse and improve on the Akwa Ibom Youth Development Fund (AKYDF) bill as a framework for sustainable youth development and seek political/public goodwill for Akwa Ibom State House to pass the bill into law.
It will bring together government, policymakers from different ministries, private sector leaders, youth organizations, academics and youth representatives in Akwa Ibom state to consolidate their position and proffer integrated strategies for electoral candidates to adopt as they develop their manifestos in 2019 and beyond.
A major component of the policy dialogue is the panellist session which will open discussion with government, private sector, international development partners on the need to have a strategic plan for youth development in Akwa Ibom State. There will also be discussions around stakeholders’ involvement in the formulation and implementation of the policies that facilitates youth development.
We believe that the policy dialogue will increase support for sustainable youth development frameworks like AKYDFBill, increase dialogue on elections and youth development in 2019 and increase awareness and understanding of the critical role that youths can play in the economic development of the state.
This event will hold on the 11th of April 2018 at:
Duellaz Landmark Event Centre
37 Donald Atiebiet street Off Ben Udo,
Ewet Housing Estate, Uyo
Akwa Ibom State
The event is open to all.