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EAC Commonwealth Youth Symposium 2024

Blog | 09. July 2024

The East Africa Community (EAC) secretariat hosted EAC Commonwealth Youth Symposium 2024 from 4th to 5th July at the EAC Headquarters in Arusha. The symposium that is organised by East Africa Community and supported by the Commonwealth Youth program brought together young leaders from across the East Africa region to engage in dynamic discussions, capacity building and policy development focusing on the role of youth in sustainable and inclusive development. It included the participation of young leaders, policy makers and experts from a wide spectrum of background and experiences representing Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Burundi, South Sudan, Congo DRC and Uganda. The theme of the symposium is “Leaders of Today? Empowering East African Youth in Governance and Sustainable Development

DSW Youth at the symposium

DSW Tanzania Youth Leaders were invited in the symposium and engaged in the sessions that included: The role of Youth in Strengthening Cross-Regional Partnerships, Youth Leadership, Governance and Engagement, Technology and Innovation and Economic Participation of Youth.DSW Tanzania Youth Leaders, emphasized awareness creation on  existing EAC Policies to youth for better implementation, they also advocated for more focused programing on youth health specifically Reproductive Health Education (RHE) and Mental Health. They requested for more advanced trainings to support youth on digital literacy, Online protection, Artificial Intelligence and inclusion of these in partner state curriculum.

DSW Youth at the symposium

Final deliberations were shared with EAC secretariat officials and East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) representatives. 

DSW Youth on the sidelines with one of the EAC delegates 

DSW Youth at the symposium

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