Courtesy of International Youth Council
There is growing attention to the importance of involving young people as actors in their own right throughout all the stages and processes of our nation’s development.
At the launch of the Manifesto
Slowly but surely, many stakeholders are realizing that investing in youth means a commitment not only to their improved well-being and livelihoods but also to the economic, social and cultural development of future generations and that failure to make such investments can result in steep societal costs.
The International Youth Council has long recognized that the imagination, ideals and energy of young men and women are vital for the continuing development of the societies in which they live.
At International Youth Council, we believe that the nature and quality of young people’s lives, as well as the future of Kenya’s social and economic development, depend largely on how well young people navigate the transitional period from a protected childhood to adulthood of self-determination. This is why we continue to work with various stakeholders to expand opportunities for youth to participate in and benefit from our nation’s development.
The Kenya Youth Manifesto deepens our commitment to working for increased attention and investments on critical youth issues in Kenya’s development agenda, given rising concerns over insufficient attention to critical issues affecting youth in our nation.
Through this project, we have provided an opportunity for youth to articulate their concerns and to make policy input through the mechanism of the Kenya Youth Manifesto.The development of the Kenya Youth Manifesto marks a new era of meaningful youth participation in the development of our nation. It represents the first ever effort by Kenyan youth to work together in providing recommendations and ideas for concrete action for policies and programmes that address their everyday realities and challenges.
To download the Manifesto,click on the link below:
Youth Manifesto-FOR WEB