UNESCO STRATEGY ON AFRICAN YOUTH
The Delegation of Kenya to UNESCO chairs the UNESCO Africa Group Working Group on the implementation of the UNESCO Strategy on African Youth. The Working Group acts as an interface between the Africa Member States and UNESCO in order to support the implementation of the Strategy.
The UNESCO Strategy on African Youth seeks to promote youth civic engagement in Africa to empower youth as agents of peace and key actors in their communities, to assist them in making successful transitions from school to the workplace and to prevent violence. The Strategy has been elaborated by the UNESCO SHS Sector in cooperation with the Africa Group at UNESCO and in consultation with other programme sectors and field offices in Africa. The participatory process also involved other Member-States, the African Union Commission (AUC), the African Development Bank, Regional Economic Communities and Regional Intergovernmental Organizations, youth organizations, academia, the private sector and the United Nations System.
The three strategic objectives of the UNESCO Strategy on African Youth are: youth participation in policy making, entrepreneurship and regional integration through support to the consolidation of youth networks.
UNESCO YOUTH FORUM
The UNESCO Youth Forum, an integral part of the UNESCO General Conference, brings together young delegates from all over the world to exchange views, share experiences, reflect together and, above all, detect common preoccupations and problems. The event allows young people to voice their ideas and concerns and make suggestions directly to the UNESCO General Conference.
Kenya is represented by two youth representatives in the UNESCO Youth Forum.