'On Agenda 2063'
Young African Think’rs Convention 2016 was held from August 10-12, 2016 at the AUC HQ through the partnership of Beza International Ministries and the AUC. It marked the AU’s celebration of the International Youth Day where outcomes of the convention were showcased and talents of young people were celebrated. With the aim of participating in the solution-finding for Africa’s way forward, over 120 young people from all the five regions of the continent gathered to deliberate on Agenda 2063 and their roles in bringing it to realization.
YATC, a convention made possible through the initiative and persistence of youth, was designed to challenge the norm by inspiring action through tangible projects and outcomes. In light of this, attendees were divided up into seven teams to address different aspects through which they could contribute in bringing about the envisioned Africa to reality. The seven thematic areas included the Educational Front, Business Front, Tech Front, Visual Arts, Entertainment Team, Politics Team and Debate Team. Specific challenges were given to each team and the outcomes were presented to an audience consisting of high-level AU officials. Please see them below.