The African youth SDG’s summit is an annual Pan-African country rotational initiative to mobilize and activate the power of young people to drive the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa.
This year’s event is coordinated under the auspices of the Ministry of Planning, Ghana and hosted by YOUTH Advocates Ghana (YAG), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and 2030 Youth Alliance in partnership with United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and SDG’s Advisory Unit at the Office of the President, Republic of Ghana.
The summit will be anchored on the theme “Partnership with Youth to Achieve the SDG’s-Moving from Policy to Action”. Goal 17 of the SDG’s calls for strong partnerships between government and stakeholders including young people. Youth are owners of the future and should therefore be seen as the most important partners in development. That is what sustainable development is about. We believe that it is only when national governments, civil societies, policy makers, the private sector and the media build mutual relationship with young people that programmes and interventions can reflect the needs and aspirations of young people. We hope that through this summit, we can ignite deeper conversation and inspire practical approaches to move from policy to actions that involve young people to drive the implementation of Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063.