The summit will be anchored on the theme “Partnership with Youth to Achieve the SDGs-Moving from Policy to Action”. Goal 17 of the SDGs calls for strong partnerships between government and stakeholders including young people. Youth are owners of the future and should therefore be seen as the most important partners in development. That is what sustainable development is about. We believe that it is only when national governments, civil societies, policy makers, the private sector and the media build mutual relationship with young people that programmes and interventions can reflect the needs and aspirations of young people. We hope that through this summit, we can ignite deeper conversation and inspire practical approaches to move from policy to actions that involve young people to drive the implementation of Agenda 2030 and Agenda 2063.
SUMMIT THEMATIC FOCUS AND SUB-THEMES
The summit will focus on the following themes in alignment with the SDGs.
Young People, Reproductive Health and Sustainable Development, aligned to Goal 3 and 5 of the SDGs.
Advancing the SDGs through Inclusive Education, aligned to Goal 4 and 8 of the SDGs.
Early and forced Child Marriage and the SDGs, aligned to Goal 5 of SDGs.
Smart Cities, Urban Sanitation and Open Defecation, aligned to Goal 6 of the SDGs.
Youth Migration aligned to Goal 10 of the SDGs.
Climate Change and Smart Agriculture aligned to Goal 13 of the SDGs
Youth Responsive, Inclusive and Participatory Governance, aligned to Goal 16 of the SDGs.
When: 7-9 November, 2018
Where: ACCRA International Conference Center, Ghana