The International Youth Day (IYD) is an annual and United Nations supported celebration of the role of young people as partners in change and an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing youth, recognizing youth across the globe and empowering the world’s youth to make positive contributions to their communities and nations. The Youth engagement Forum (YEF) is a multistakeholder engagement group for policy dialogue on issues of youth engagement. It brings together all stakeholders in a youth engagement debate, whether they represent governments, the private sector or civil society, including the technical and academic community, on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process. Youth for Africa is a youth-led non-Profit making organisation aimed at refocusing the minds and ideologies of young people towards finding solutions to existing problems and challenges with in their societies and nations. It is against this background that we are excited to announce that Youth for Africa, organizes a one day Youth Engagement Forum conference every year in collaboration with the other actors and partners in the ecosystem. With due approval from the United Nations, We’ll be now offering the YEF Conference every year on 12th August and consider it as our primary day
Why should you sponsor?
The Youth Engagement Forum (YEF) will expose participants to a broader discussion on how to pass resolutions and policy through Youth innovation and how best they can strategize to create a healthier planet. This experience will create awareness, foster capacity building, empower the next generation of leaders, and increase the effective participation of young leaders in national, regional and global youth engagement processes and the different topics of discussion shall be derived from this detailed forum objective
Lucky Jimmy Boroa
Youth For Africa was started in 2017 as Uganda Youth Entrepreneurship Program (UYEP) whose primary purpose was to seek for solutions of the problems affecting youth in Uganda with the limited resources in their communities. Furthermore, youth where trained on different skills which included Book making, among others. During this period, unemployment was the major problem affecting the youth.
Due to insufficient funds and failure of the program to pickup given limited support, it came to a standstill in 2018 and 2019, we sought it wise to resume the program given the hardships youth around Africa are experiencing.
Over the years, the narrative of Unemployment has continued, and as Youth for Africa (Y4Africa), in a quest to eradicate poverty among fellow youth, we have redesigned the program to suit the changing trends of employment which include skills development i.e. vocational training among others.
This program is aimed at empowering and developing the skills of youth so as to become self-sustainable in their communities, and further more task them to learn new skills as well as becoming innovative over time.
The target group is the marginalized group of youth as well as fresh graduates and Undergraduate university students seeking to expand their careers in other skills related fields.
Youth for Africa aims at refocusing the minds and ideologies of young people towards finding solutions to the existing problems within their societies, and by so doing, the youth are able to rediscover their potentials in regards to what they visualize their society to be like. We do this by giving the young people a platform to express themselves and air out their opinions with matters that regards to their development and development of their societies. In line with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we hope to perform checks on whether the young people are living up to the goals of the United Nations, and solve problems around communities with the above goals.
We believe that through the use of the little available resources we have within our societies, we can champion local innovation and develop new technology to solve problems currently faced by young people.
With Entrepreneurship at the frontline, we hope to champion empowerment among youth in Africa and change the narrative of white collar to blue collar skills development. We also aspire to be the champions in creating awareness among young people through our programs that are geared at developing and building the capacity of young people within Africa.