Programme

CONFERENCE MODERATOR: AMINA ABDI RABAR AND JOHNSON MWAKAZI

DAY 1: TUESDAY 23 OCTOBER 2018

YOUTH ENGAGEMENT IN GOVERNANCE/ POLITICAL PARTICIPATION, LEADERSHIP AND DECISION MAKING

8:00-8.45 am

 

Arrival and Registration

 

8:45-9.30am

 

A Theatre for Development Skit

 

9.30-11.00am

 

Welcome Remarks by Izeduwa Derex- Briggs, Regional Director, UN Women East and Southern Africa

 

Unpacking Conference Themes: What will it take to strengthen political, policy and investment commitments from governments and other stakeholders to support youth development in the post-2015 agenda?

Presentation by youth representatives: Synopsis of Conference Background Papers

  • The Melting Pot: Youth engagement and inclusion in leadership and political processes in Africa
  • Leveraging Social Entrepreneurship for the Youth in the Post 2015 Era
  • Digital footprints: Creating Safe digital spaces for young women and girls in Africa

 

Discussants:

  • Hon. Cleophas Malala, Senator of Kakamega County (Kenya)-Background paper on leadership and political participation
  • Hon. Mahamane Baby (Former Minister), Mali
  • Namhla Mniki – Mangaliso, Director, Africa Monitoring (South Africa)- Creating Safe digital spaces for young women and girls in Africa

 

Moderated plenary discussions: Comments, Reflections, Question & Answers

 

 

 

Moderator: Marie Theresa Oni, Research Analyst, Investment Bank and Member of the Youth Steering Committee (Nigeria)

11.00-11.30am

COFEE BREAK

11.30 am -12.30pm

Opening Plenary: Are we Prioritizing Investment on Youth Development in the Post 2015 Agenda to unleash the potential of Youth in Africa?

  • Sandiso Sibisi, Founder of Born to Succeed and Accenture Lead; and Member of Youth Steering Committee (South Africa)
  • Leila Pakkala, Regional Director, UNICEF East and Southern Africa Office
  • Juliette Biao Koudenoukpo, UN Environment, Regional Director, Africa Office
  • Hanna S. Tetteh-Director General-United Nations Office in Nairobi-Kenya

Moderator: Izeduwa Derex- Briggs, Regional Director, UN Women East and Southern Africa

12.30-12.45pm

Key Note Address - Prof Margaret Kobia, Cabinet Secretary, Public Service, Youth and Gender Affairs (Kenya)

 

12:45-2.00pm

GROUP PHOTO & LUNCH

2.00 -3.00pm

Break Out Ignite Sessions: Approaches for increasing youth engagement in Governance/Political Participation, Leadership and Decision Making: What is working and proposed Solutions

 

 

Case Study: Nigeria's Not Too Young to Run - sustaining youth involvement beyond electoral cycles

 

Moderator: Eyo Ntekim, Paralegal at Amsterdam & Partners LLP, Founder of Tilda Care and Member of the Youth Steering Committee (Africa in Diaspora)

 

Panelists:

  • Hon Jeremy Lissouba, Member of Parliament (Republic of Congo)
  • Hon.Rustonlyn Suacoco, Member of Parliament (Liberia)
  • Hon Osman Hodan, Senator (Somalia)

Importance of Activism for Policy Change

 

Moderator: Koketso Moeti, Executive Director Amndla Mobi (South Africa)

 

Panelists:

  • Chris Shematsi, Coordinator, Citizen Movement (DRC)
  • Scheaffer Okore, Head of Programs Siasa Place (Kenya)
  • Anastacia Mandio, Vice President National Youth Council (Cameroon)

Experiences of young women in Political Spaces

 

Moderator: Fatima Zahra, Youth Political and Civic Engagement Consultant (Algeria)

 

Panelists:

  • Irene Kendi Former Deputy President SONU and Chairperson KUFSLA (Kenya)
  • Nadia Mavuba, Political Party Secretary General (DRC)
  • Fadzayi Mahere, Young Woman Aspirant (Zimbabwe

3.00- 3.30pm

Plenary Session – Feedback from Breakout Sessions

Amina Abdi Rabar

3.30-5.00pm

Intergenerational Dialogue: How to secure yourself a seat at the Political Table and not just a Menu for Discussion- ‘Not for Us, Without Us’.

 

Panelists:

  • Hon Martha Karua, Party Leader-NARC Kenya (Kenya)
  • Hon. Mahamane Baby, Former Minister (Mali)
  • Nomso Kana, AWLN young Women Leaders Caucus (South Africa)
  • Flavia Kalule Nabagabe-Young Women Aspirant (Uganda)
  • Soraya Bahgat, HR Expert and Advocate for Women and Girls (Egypt)

Moderator: Diana Ofwona- Regional Director, UN Women West and Central Africa