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Governance and Youth Empowerment!!!

Africa’s youth account For more than 60℅ of the continents population.
This is a huge resource if adequately harnessed for ensuring meaningful participation, representation and observance of human rights on the continent.
However, the challenge remains the limited participation of this huge resource in formal political processes and insufficient enjoyment of their rights.
This challenge often leads to disenfranchisement and frustrations which if not adequately addresses threatens social cohesion, peace and security of the society to expand thier capabilities..
Harnessing the Demographic Dividend on the continent requires investments in ensuring participatory, representative and inclusive political processes as well as responsive state institutions.
The young people must be involved in local, national and regional policy implementation in addition to socio-political attitude changes are capable of providing the foundation door unleashing the creative potentials of an increasingly educated and ensuring greater access For young people to effectively engage and participate in local Government, legislatures, Judiciary and political parties will significantly accelerate the attainment of the goals of the African Union agenda 2063 and Agenda 2030 respectively.
In laying the foundation for harnessing the Demographic Dividend and propelling transformative development of AU Member states, investments must be made in continuously opening the political space, upholding rights, ensuring participatory Governance and empowering African Youth.
In accelerating the implementation of these commitments, the young people need to engage the leadership of the African Union commission AUC, Government, and policy institutions needed to harness the Demographic Dividend for the attainment of the agenda 2063 and the 2030 sustainable development goals.
The keys and Deliverable Plan of actions requires the following strategic engagement;
1) Ensuring the universal ratification, domestication and full implementation of all Union sheared Values instruments including the African Youth Charter (AYC) and the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance (ACDEG) by all member state of the African Union by the end of 2017.
2) Eliminate barriers to active participation of youth in nation building including in political spaces and put in place mechanism to facilitate thier meaningful participation in political parties, Parliaments, judiciary, cabinets, and civil service structure of member states..
3) Remove all discriminatory laws and limitation to full participation of youth people in electoral process through inclusive electoral laws and Constitutions for which Foster’s effective diversity management. #NotToYoungToRun
4) strengthen independent youth formations Networks and organizations including establishment of independent youth commission’s at national and sub-regional levels to champion youth activities.
5) strengthen AU’s institutional structure and delivery capacity for youth empowerment and development through the elevation of the youth division to a Directorate.
6) Appoint an AU special Envoy on youth to lead Advocacy and champion the prioritization of youth issues within continental and other decision making spaces.
7) Ensure the implementation of various decisions of AU Assembly of Heads of States on youth leadership and participation in decision making processes, in this vein, efforts must be put in place to establish an annual Youth Parliament and a model African Union assembly at the continental level.
In order to achieve this, and making it the African we want, the youth must continue to unite, organize and engage through active participation, getting involved, taking decisions and getting results.
Remember « No Future For Us Without Us »
Viva All Youth Revolutionaries!!!!
Okonkwo Collins
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– Etre un leader, c’est vivre au quotidien les évènements inoubliables où l’expérience démontrera sa suprématie sur l’intuition. John GBENAGNON

– L’éducation m’a permis d’avoir la conscience nette que ma pensée avec beaucoup d’exercices pouvait m’ouvrit la porte du réservoir où réside la clé du développement. John GBENAGNON

– Il suffit de rencontrer la bonne personne pour que votre destin soit une bénédiction pour l’univers et que vous devenez un patrimoine de la planète. John GBENAGNON

– Chaque évènement de la vie marque la fin d’une génération ayant vécue dans une époque à caractère heureux ou malheureux, leurs descendants auront à écrire leurs propres histoires qui auront une metamorphose dans la culture de leurs ancêtres. John GBENAGNON

– Le plus grand bienfait que Dieu a fait pour les hommes est qu’il ne les a pas dotés de la faculté de lire dans les pensées de leurs prochains sinon le feu aurait déjà embrasé tout les arbres de la forêt. John GBENAGNON

– Certains souvenirs du passé ne s’effacent pas mais partent résider dans notre subconscient, ces derniers contribueront à forger notre caractère afin que nous nous rendons compte que ce monde n’est qu’une voile. John GBENAGNON

– Pour être un bon leader, il faut avoir le courage, la vision, la vigueur et enfin rester un homme humble. John GBENAGNON

– Avoir le talent c’est bien mais un talent sans travail est semblable à une maison sans fondation. John GBENAGNON

– Pour gagner le cœur de la jeunesse, il faut retourner à ses amours d’enfance. John GBENAGNON

– En Afrique, pour aller vers la politique il faut être préparé psychologiquement et s’attendre à tout. John GBENAGNON

– Pour changer le monde, il est important de revoir sa fondation car tout changement ne peut être établi sur l’argile. John GBENAGNON

– Le chemin le plus rapide pour aller au royaume de l’échec est d’emprunter le chemin de l’ignorance. John GBENAGNON

– La simplicité est la clé la plus efficace pour gagner le cœur du peuple. John GBENAGNON

– Pour gagner le respect de la jeunesse, il faut être roi et apporté de nouvelles perspectives dans la discipline où la jeunesse se trouve la plus concernée. John GBENAGNON

– Pour rassembler la jeunesse autour d’un objectif commun, il faut créer un enjeu où la passion restera mère de toutes les âmes. John GBENAGNON

– Pour intimider l’adversaire et le mettre dans une position où sa peur l’amènera au gouffre de la détresse, il faut juste instaurer l’incertitude dans ses pensées et créer le doute dans son esprit. John GBENAGNON

– La nature est la créature la plus formidable que le créateur ait mis au service des humains. John GBENAGNON

– Qui parle d’homme parle de femme, qui parle de jeunesse parle de vieillesse, qui parle de lumière parle de ténèbre, qui parle de société parle d’humanité mais tout ceci est lié par une seule chose qui est l’amour. John GBENAGNON

– La beauté est l’arme la plus redoutable que l’on peut utiliser pour avoir de la nature tout ce que l’on désire. John GBENAGNON

Let Us Maximize the Window of Dividend Demographic in Africa by Okonkwo Collins 


The decision of today will determine our tomorrow, over the years, African countries have experienced Governance, but were has it taken us to? 

In my research it a recycled policies and same set of persons parambulating around leadership and Governance, same has falling into the category of Old brigade leadership, the young people needs to rise up and get involved in the center stage of decision making, why it becomes necessary for the young people to rise up to responsibility and taking action is simply with specific reference to the theme of the African Heads of states meeting which took place from 22nd -31 January 2017 at the Africa Union Commission AUC Addis Ababa « Harnessing The Demographic dividend Through Investment in Youth », if we must get it right on the theme, we must stratify our priorities by engaging the Government, stakeholders and the leadership of the AU.

Africa is on the match towards a more Prosperous future in which all its citizens, young, old, male, female, rural, urban, of all Creed’s and backgrounds are empowered to realize thier full potential, live with satisfaction and pride about thier continent, a future with healthy, well educated people living in roburst and developed economies indeed is a progressive March towards the « African We Want » as envisioned in the Agenda 2063.

However, with reference to the theme, « The Demographic dividend is a window of opportunity in Africa that needs to be maximized, the time is now, let the young people take the strategic decisions and actions necessary to reap the Demographic dividend Through greater investment and policy implementation.

For inclusion and engagement towards realization of the Agenda 2063 via the theme of this year, the young people must be united as a common front to combat every challenge that may seem our hindrance in any way, we must demonstrate our readiness beyond rhetorics to action, we must be determined to greatness irrespective of our barriers, lets get involved now, take decisions and getting results!!

Viva to all African Revolutionaries!!!!

Comrade Okonkwo Collins 

Head/Policy Expert and Advisor to African Youth Union Commission AYUC