The overall theme of the Forum is »Youth in Diaspora, a means to support development«. The Forum will be a platform for VAS and other participants to discuss the current situation, challenges and advancements relating to the African youth. The aim of the Forum is to share experience and best practices to empower youth by building their capacity, leadership, responsibilities and providing access to information in policymaking and coordinating projects, so that they can take up their rightful place as active agents in decision-making and governance.
The aim of the Forum is in function of sharing of experiences and best practices to empower youth by building their capacity, leadership skills, responsibilities and providing access to information in policy making and project initiatives, so they can truly actively participate in our societies. The Forum is the first of its kind held in Europe and presents a significant opportunity for African leaders and youth to network and work closely together in order to coordinate international dialogue amongst important stakeholders for African development. Specifically, through panel discussions, lectures and training session, conference will tackle topics such as: access to quality jobs, entrepreneurship, economic development etc. We aim for the Forum to gather experts, leaders, change makers and 200 of young people from all around Europe – toward development of African continent, as well as better position of African youth in diaspora.