April 11, 2018 - Youth Advocacy Cluster led by YAF held
a Policy Dialogue: Youth Development 2019 and Beyond in Uyo aimed at gathering
and strengthening political/public commitments for governments to support
prioritizing investment in youth development 2019 and beyond. The meeting
leveraged on the AKYDFbill as a framework for sustainable youth development and
seeking political/public goodwill for Akwa Ibom to pass the bill currently in
the Akwa Ibom House of Assembly into law.
It brought 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 youth
development in 2019 and beyond.
increase the spotlight on the need to have a strategic plan for youth
development in 2019 and beyond
galvanize government to make political commitments towards supporting young
people’s demands and aspiration for a better future in 2019 and beyond.
provide an inclusive platform for youths to engage in the dialogue about
elections and youth development in 2019 and beyond.
engage CSO’s, youth networks, and youths including students that will act as
youth champions to push for the sustainable youth development plans 2019 and
The event was well attended by about
400 people which included critical stake holders, private bodies, people with
Disability (PWD) and the entire public on the 11th of April at
Duellaz Event Centre, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.