From the 31st to the 2nd of April 2017, Africa Unite (AU) held a strategic planning workshop with 30 youths from 8 Southern Africa countries including local Africa Unite peer educators, who have been participating in its Africa Exchange Program for the past 3 years.
The main purpose of the strategic planning workshop was to trace and measure the progress made and challenges faced during the course of the project. It was also a platform to strengthen regional integration with partner organizations.
Further to that, the program was an opportunity to strategize, increase synergies, and start the movement of young peoples in the region.
The group of young activists and development practitioners managed to develop short and long term strategies on the following thematic areas; human rights awareness,
conflict resolution, research, data collection, youth empowerment, resource mobilization, monitoring and evaluation, documentation, outreach, and organizational capacity.
The youths were informed on their role as agents of transformation going forward, and vowed to implement lessons learnt in their respective countries and committed to be the ambassadors of the Africa Exchange Program.
The program which took place at the Goedgedacht Farm in Malmesbury, Western Cape Province saw youth delegates from the following 8 African countries participating:
Zimbabwe, Botswana, South Africa, Malawi, Kenya, Zambia, Democratic Republic of Congo, and Tanzania.
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