Policy Dialogue Round Table “Towards Youth Inclusive Policies and Prevention of Violence in the Great Lakes Region (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya and Tanzania)”

The main objective of the round table is to consider possible strategies to harmonize actions between governments, civil society, youth networks and United Nations agencies in order to improve the condition of youth and children by reducing the level of violence affecting them.

Recognizing that young people are key actors in the quest for peace and security, and building on experience in Latin America, UNESCO is conducting research on youth policies and prevention of violence in four countries of the Great Lakes Region in Africa (Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya and Tanzania) with extra-budgetary support of the region of Veneto in Italy. The main findings and recommendations will be discussed at this high level round table in Nairobi.

Policy makers, United Nations agencies, youth experts, NGOs and other stakeholders will have the opportunity to exchange successful experiences in preventing violence among youth from Latin America and Africa, within the framework of south-south cooperation.

The round table, organized in collaboration with UN-Habitat, falls under the banner of the International Year of Youth. It is also in line with the UNESCO Strategy on African youth, which seeks to promote youth civic engagement in Africa to empower youth as agents of peace and key actors in their communities, to assist them in making successful transitions from school to the workplace and to prevent violence.


Type of Event Category 7-Seminar and Workshop
Start 27.06.2011 08:00 local time
End 28.06.2011 16:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point El-khoury, Golda
Organizer UNESCO
Contact youth@unesco.org; d.coulomb-herrasti@unesco.org
Country Kenya
City Nairobi
Venue UN Gigiri Compound
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants 20-25
Official Website
Link 1 Agenda [PDF, 59 KB]
Link 2 Concept Note [PDF, 64 KB]
Link 3 UNESCO: Acting with and for Youth
Link 4