Council for the Development of Social Science Research in Africa
Conseil pour le développement de la recherche en sciences sociales en Afrique
Conselho para o Desenvolvimento da Pesquisa em Ciências Sociais em África
مجلس تنمية البحوث الإجتماعية في أفريقيا

Regional Conference on: Youth, Peace-Building and Regional Solidarity, Lessons from Banjul, Lessons from Africa,

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UNESCO, CODESRIA, Article 19, in collaboration with ECOWAS, the African Union, the Government of The Gambia, and several organisations of African youth are organising a three-day regional conference on Youth, Peace-building, and Regional Solidarity to be held in Banjul on 8-10 May 2017. The conference will bring together youth leaders from across Africa, along with other partners, to celebrate the victory of the democracy movement in The Gambia, but also use the occasion to reflect on the role of youth movements the on-going political transitions and the consolidation of democracy. The conference will, among other things, provide a platform for the youth, scholars, development partners, civil society and political actors, to salute the courage of the Gambian and, more generally, African youth, while also broadly reflecting on the opportunities and challenges of sustaining the momentum, deepening democracy, and moving the structural transformation and development agenda of the continent in ways that not only involve the youth, but also takes the enhancement of the well-being of the people as the basis for all policies.

May 8 2017