Africa is now the world’s youngest continent. Creating jobs and opportunities for young people has become one of the concerns at the top of the list of the development agenda in basically every country on the continent (Filmer et al. 2014). The African Youth Charter (African Union Commission 2006:1) asserts that “Africa’s greatest resource is its youthful population and through their active and full participation, Africans can surmount the difficulties that lie ahead”.

Annual Report 2016

In 2016 we continued to work in accordance with our 2013 to 2022 strategic plan that includes the three programmatic areas: active citizenship, community security and influencing policy producing more than 20 reports, blogs and opinions pieces. In addition we adopted a new advocacy approach that focused more on on the dissemination of our research reports  and advocacy activities to various stakeholders.