Ghana is web hosting members of the Financial Local community of West African States, (ECOWAS), experts and stakeholders to assessment and validate the Youth Strategic Action Prepare.
Opening the session, CEO of the Countrywide Youth Authority, Sylvester Tetteh expressed gratitude to the ECOWAS Commission for recognising Ghana as the preferred place to host the maiden digital conference and stated Ghana is privileged to perform host to the meeting.
He recalled the 2010 Countrywide Youth Coverage of Ghana, which has a short while ago gone through a related physical exercise of overview and validation and explained the reviewed doc, which spans 2021 -2031 addresses some crucial regions which the ECOWAS Youth Strategic Prepare of Action.
It integrated Youth Schooling and Employment, Youth and Wellness, Entrepreneurship and Organization Enhancement, Science and ICT, Youth and Governance amongst other individuals.
He reported rising tendencies this sort of as the Covid-19 pandemic, migration, and local climate transform had been all essential difficulties affecting younger people which urgently deserved creative imagination and innovation to address.
Commissioner for Social Affairs and Gender at ECOWAS, Dr Siga Fatima Jagne also described xenophobia and deficiency of cost-effective housing as critical issues confronting the sub-area and known as on all participants to get a significant seem at that even though determining new techniques and means to address it.
She said ECOWAS has, about the several years, put youth growth at the centre of its human development and social affairs initiatives.
Introducing that, “and these initiatives shall constantly be supported and executed to deal with the yearnings of this indispensable stratum of the populace.”
The meeting which is slated from 28th to 30th September 2020, has among its crucial aims, reviewing and updating the Youth Strategic Program of Motion and repositioning it to effectively reply to rising developments in the youth enhancement sector.
The anticipated result of the conference is a new ECOWAS Youth Strategic Plan of Motion spanning 2021-2031.