By: FODE KANY SANGARE - Guinea
Africa is a growing continent and despite the challenges, our people are advancing various ways and innovative means, ranging from sports to academia entrepreneurship, science, technology and infrastructure ecosystems and so on. In all of these the African youth as critical stakeholders holds strategic positions in the present defining moments in Africa.
In this great continent about 65% are below age 35 years and over 35% are between 15 and 35 years.
As a young Leader we need to build a united and sustainable Africa through youth engagements, Inclusion and participation. by ensuring young Africans contribute to the achievement of the objectives of the African Union Commission by promoting mutual collaboration among African Youth, and working in partnership with state and non-state actors in order to empower the African Youth, without distinction of color, sex, gender, disability, special needs, socio economic status, marital status, language, religious belief or political opinion
Ensuring AYUC as a continental platform with universal outlook which mainstreams African Youth in to the work of the African Union at all levels; supporting and advocating for an enabling environment that facilitates the active participation and influence of African Youth in decision-making processes, and the consideration of youth-specific needs in all policy areas.