The 3rd African Peer Review Mechanism Youth symposium took place in Kampala, Uganda from 4th to 9th July 2022. The symposium attracted over 400 youths across Africa that would resonate around developing recommendations for empowering youth participation in governance.
The theme was repositioning the youth agenda for a transformative continent that seeks to empower the Youth to participate in governance, leadership & development.
Among the representatives was CEO of the National Youth Council Mr Roy Sasaka Telewa, the Secretary of Youth Affairsof the State Department of Youth ,Mr Raymond Ochieng, the Prime Minister of Uganda Rt. Hon Robinnah Nabbanja and among other key delegates.
In his remarks, Mr Roy Sasaka Telewa said efforts to connect African traders across countries should deliberately include youth-led businesses.Opportunity exists for the emergence of youth-focused cooperatives to aggregate demand and lower costs of trade through economies of scale.
The symposium aimed at African youths to take up spaces that would challenge unemployment and also participate in decision making processes.