The theme of this year’s IYD “Youth Engagement for Global Action” focuses to see how young people are engaged in the local, national and global levels as an advantage to national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as the impact they have on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.
On this day, we partnered with other youth led organizations to commemorate this day. Virtually and Physically, our representatives, Goodluck and Godfrida highlighted on the enormous work that we do for the youth in providing awareness and information on the economic rights and opportunities from the international level streamlined to the national and local level especially on the 10% Local Government Empowerment Fund to Youth, Women and People with Disabilities (4-4-2) respectively.
Objectives of these commemorations include;
- To stimulate the positivity of youth to gain more courage and rethink of new strategies to move forward after the pandemic.
- To raise youth voices on cross-cutting issues that needs to be addressed
- To share experience and ideas among youths who are doing transformative initiatives which address social challenges amid COVID-19 pandemic.
- Reflecting youth engagement and involvement in global actions.
The public dialogue was held on August 12th, 2020 Mikocheni, Dar es Salaam from 09:00am to 01:30pm, bringing together 167 people from different youth groups, people living with disabilities (PLWDs), CSOs and universities with focusing on Youth Civic Pacification, Youth Skills and Economic Empowerment, Health and Peace Building.