The 3rd African Youth Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit – Africa`s largest continental gathering of youth aimed at mobilizing and inspiring active participation of youth in the implementation of the United Nations SDGs – has been re-scheduled for, July 1 – 3, 2020.
The Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG), a not-for-profit focused on mobilizing young Africans for active participation and support in the realization of the 2030 sustainable development agenda cum organizers of the African Youth SDGs Summit, announced the new dates for its forthcoming summit in a public statement released on Tuesday.
The third edition of the summit themed: “Unleashing the full potentials of the youth to deliver the SDGs in the next decade,” earlier scheduled for June 10 – 12, 2020, has now been re-scheduled for July 1 – 3, 2020; it will hold in Accra, Ghana. “The 3rd African Youth Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Summit will coincide with the 5-year journey milestone of the SDGs adoption and will present a critical point of reflection towards unleashing the full potential of the youth to deliver the SDGs in the next decade,” said the statement.
“Prior to and as a contribution to the 2020 High Level Political Forum (HLPF), the 3rd African Youth SDGs Summit will convene about 1,500 young leaders, Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) advocates, students, government officials, development practitioners and world leaders for 3-days of constructive dialogues, debates, awards, networking and exchange of knowledge towards attaining the SDGS target by 2030,” the statement added.
In a related development, YAG has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Millennium Promise Alliance (MPA) on different SDGs-related issues and projects including convening of the summit in 2020. The MPA is a US-based not-for-profit that aims to advance sustainable development in communities using innovative solutions and scalable systems through mobilizing cutting-edge science and technology tools for effective local development. MPA operates in over twenty countries of the world including Nigeria, Mali, Guinea Senegal, Uganda and Mozambique.
“Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG), 2030 Youth Alliance, and partners are committed to pushing further youth involvement in Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) achievement by working to develop ever more inclusive, progressive, thought provoking and critically engaging programmes, and through engaging duty bearers and young people to demonstrate beyond commitment to actions,’ the statement concluded.
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