Dialogue theme: The role of the youth in creating common African unity and identity politically, economically and socially (Agenda 2063)
Africa Day is intended to celebrate and acknowledge the successes of the African Union from its creation. To promote the visibility of the African Union (AU) and its activities all over the continent, diaspora and countries where AU has its representative offices as well as regional offices. It is meant to honour African heroes, celebrate some landmark achievements of the union on various issues such as peace and security, continent integration, women and youth empowerment, eradicating diseases and etc. This day is meant to renew commitments to realize the Africa we want as embedded in the Agenda 2063; the document speaks about transforming Africa into the global powerhouse of the future, with sustainable economic growth and development to lead to the rapid transformation of the continent.
It against this background that the Democracy Development Program in partnership with the Konrad Adenauer Stiftung, Lindelani Youth Forum and Africa Unite hosted an online dialogue unpacking the role of young people in creating unity and identity in the African continent.
The dialogue reached a 112 participants consisting of young people from all over the KZN province, South Africa and some from other African countries.
Above Standing: DDP's Sphamandla Mhlongo, and Mbalenhle Mkhize.
Front: Prof. Bheki Mngomezulu Director of CANRAD at the Nelson Mandela University, DDP's Executive Director Dr. Paul Kariuki and Dr. Lubna Nadvi, Senior Lecture at UKZN, during the DDP SONA2024 Public forum in Durban.