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Policy Dialogue on youth participation in local governance in the time of COVID-19 Pandemic in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Gambia and Gabon

Cynthia Olouasa

Moderator

date

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

12:30-14:00

place
ICC: Voices from Cities Room A
organization
UN Office for South-South Cooperation (UNOSSC)
country
Global
language
Polish, Spanish, English, French + CART
Reference: 
VC-A 10

Summary

The event will provide a platform for municipal leaders from cities in Uganda, Rwanda, Zambia, Gambia and Cameroon, to dialogue on policy recommendations emanating from a study conducted on youth participation in local governance in the time of COVID-19 Pandemic. The study, conducted by the United Nations Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat), United Nations Office for South -South Cooperation (UNOSSC) and Plan International, explores the participation of youth in governance particularly during the COVID-19 period in identified cities. The study also responds to why cities or urban spaces? Why the youth? Unlike rural areas, the spatial, population, and service delivery dynamics in urban spaces makes them unique. The South-South Cooperation tools and strategies on knowledge sharing will serve as a driving force towards building resilient cities upon any incoming disasters from lessons learnt and best practices from the COVID-19 pandemic.

Objectives

• How adaptable the pre-existing governance mechanisms of youth engagement and participation are in response to the COVID-19 crisis in the five cities

• The levels and forms of participation of urban youth in decision-making in the five cities in response to the COVID-19 crisis

• Best practices and positive outcomes emanating from good governance practices on youth engagement and participation in the five cities in response to the COVID-19 

- The role of South-South and Triangular Cooperation in advancing youth inclusion in local governance for the management of crisis

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Ms. Harriet HarriMudondo
Director of Gender, Community Services and Production
Kampala Capital City Authority
Mr. Emmanuel Bigenimana
Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Youth and Culture
Ministry of Youth
Mr. Javen Simoloka
His Lordship the Mayor
Choma Municipality
Mr. Abdouile Krubally
Youth Council
Banjul City Council