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GHANA YOUTH MANIFESTO TOWARDS 2020 GENERAL ELECTION AND BEYOND LAUNCHED

The African Youth Charter enjoins member states of the African Union to “Guarantee the
participation of youth in parliament and other decision- making bodies in accordance with the
prescribed laws” (Article 11,2a). Similarly, the UN Youth Strategy and the Sustainable
Development Goals (SDGs) call for an inclusive society where the voices, aspirations and views
of the youth are considered in decision-making processes.

In view of this, Foundation and Security and Development in Africa (FOSDA) Plan International Ghana, Oxfam in Ghana and Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG) have jointly launched the Ghana
Youth Manifesto project towards the 2020 general elections and beyond. The Ghana Youth
Manifesto will offer the youth of Ghana the space and opportunity to shape the political discourse
aimed at enhancing the social and economic capital of the youth and projecting developmental
issues affecting the youth.

Starting from July, the project will leverage on digital platforms to conduct a series of virtual
youth consultations on different sectors of youth development. The consultation which is led by
10 dynamic team of working group will focus on but not limited to the following development
sectors:

a. Introducing Youth to politics, policy, local government and political leadership
b. Youth Employment and wealth creation
c. Sexual and Reproductive Health
d. Gender Equality
e. Youth Mobility and Migration
f. Education and Skills Development commerce
g. Sports, Culture and Tourism
h. Youth and Disabilities
i. Youth and Diplomacy
j. Youth and Political Violence
k. Cross-cutting (technology and innovation, Human rights, Environmental Sustainability)

The outcome of the consultation is expected to inform the Ghana Youth Manifesto which will
be presented to the various political parties for consideration in their next government and to
other development stakeholders in Ghana. To participate in the online survey, please fill the
form here: https://forms.gle/rvq9XvNE2qLYZSxm9

The Youth of Ghana, students’ groups and youth organizations are encouraged to participate
and contribute their voices, aspirations and perspectives to define the Ghana Youth Manifesto.
For more information, please contact Youth Advocates Ghana +233 242 842 833 / 206 077 870,
email info@youthadvocatesghana.org or visit our website at https://www.youthadvocatesghana.org

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