African Youth Economic Forum
On the 18th and 19th of March 2021, the virtual inaugural conference of the African Youth Economic Forum (AYEF) took place, hosted by the African Peer Review Mechanism, Youth Bridge Trust and Reset Global People.
The African Youth Economic Forum (AYEF) is program which forms part of African's youth proactive contributions towards the achievement of Agenda 2063 and 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (SDGs). A key outcome of the Forum is to mobilise African youth including its diaspora to understand the intricacies the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCTA) and find national specific potential accelerating factors for the trade agreement's operationalisation.
Additionally, AVEY aims to provide a platform for African young people to engage each other, share lived experiences, learn the best practices in various economic thematic areas and produce youth friendly knowledge products. Moreover, the series will be a safe space for youth to interrogate policy making and policy decision, network, engage with policy makers, captains of different industries and government officials at different levels of society.
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Young South Africans spend on average R938 a month looking for work. This astronomical cost includes transport at R558 and an additional R380 for internet