Youth in Peace and Security: Challenges and opportunities in young Africa
pe 07.10.2022 12:30-12:55
Africa has more – much more – to offer. Every sector of the African economy is growing. The continent’s vibrant, young population represents a dynamic workforce and a massive consumer and business market. We must ensure the full participation of women, young people, and the African diaspora. The world must see Africa for what it is: a land of enormous potential and resources.“ António Guterres 19.9.2022
We live in a historical moment – there are more young people in the world than ever before. In terms of population age, Africa is the youngest continent in the world – almost 60 % of the population is under the age of 25. What are the challenges in engaging youth in peacebuilding in Africa? What is the role of young peacebuilders in countries that have no ongoing conflict?
Heidi Saarinen: Global Citizenship Education Coordinator, Youth and Peace Expert // UN Association of Finland
Reynald Maeda: Executive Director // UN Association of Tanzania
Nanna Hallikainen: Organization Coordinator // UN Association of Finland / Suomen YK-liitto