January 31, 2017, 6:29 PM
Image from the roadmap, which can be read in full here.
Greetings of peace and blessing from URI-Africa.
This is to inform you that URI-Africa participated at the partners strategy meeting on “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend Through Investment in Youth” held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on January 27, 2017.
The meeting aims to take advantage of the presence of participants across the continent to the African Union January Summit to help all to better understand how political and technical support can best work together for meaningful and sustained contributions to this year’s theme of the African Union Summit, which is “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through investment in Youth”.
The purpose of this strategy meeting is to bring together partners that include policy makers and policy influencers to discuss and agree on a strategy on how best to influence the decisions on the 2017 AU theme during the July AU summit and related G20 processes happening during the year. This strategy meeting will create a pathway for Africa to plan boost targeted youth investments within an agreed timeframe and derive a demographic dividend and avoid a demographic disaster due to its youthful population. This strategy will guide cooperation efforts for national and pan-African level influencing work that will enable them to maximize how leaders in Africa and globally can respond to the key challenges of security, instability and education that are limiting economic opportunities for Africa’s young population.
The specific objectives of the meeting:
This partners strategy meeting was organized by ONE, which is an international campaigning and advocacy organization with more than 7 million members taking action to end extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa because the facts show extreme poverty has already been cut in half and can be virtually eliminated by 2030, but only if we act with urgency now.
ONE raises public awareness and works with political leaders to combat AIDS and preventable diseases, it advocates for increasing agriculture and health and nutrition investments and demands greater transparency so that governments are accountable to their citizens. ONE does not raise money for itself to build schools, hospitals and the like, but does its works by creating citizens advocacy and campaigning platforms that ensure that government funds continue to flow to programs that make a difference in people’s lives. ONE works closely with African activists and policymakers to support their fight against corruption, promote poverty-fighting priorities, monitor the use of aid, and help build civil society and economic development. ONE’s work is strictly politically non-partisan.
May Peace Prevail on Earth.