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Youth – the untapped resource in Somalia’s peace process?

Arrangör:
FBA (Folke Bernadotteakademin)
Dag:
2/7 2018 10:00 - 10:45
Evenemangskategori:
Seminarium
Evenemangstyp:
Seminarium
Ämnesområde:
Internationella frågor
Språk:
English
Plats:
Donnersgatan 6
Platsbeskrivning:
Sverige i världen
 

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Youth participation in society is key to sustainable peace, according to the UN. In Somalia, 80 percent of the population is under the age of 35. The vast majority lacking social, economic and political influence. What is the role of youth in the work for peace, security and development in Somalia?

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Young people in conflict-affected countries often have limited access to education and employment. Opportunities for political participation can be scarce. The harsh conditions make it difficult to look optimistically to the future. A new global study proposes several measures to increase youth participation in the work for peace and security. 4,200 youths from 150 countries contributed to the study. In Somalia, the UN has appointed a special adviser for youth, peace and security. Various projects for increased democratic representation and participation are also being carried out in Somalia. Moreover, the private sector in the country receives international support for the creation of new businesses. Among the supporters are young, entrepreneurial Somalis living abroad, doing their best to support a peaceful development and to create jobs in their home country. Meet the actors for change in the war-torn country.

Medverkande:
  • Erike Tanghøj, moderator, FBA
  • Joao Scarpelini, adviser for youth, peace and security in Somalia, UN
  • Ilwad Elman, director of programs and development, Elman Peace and Human Rights Center in Mogadishu
Kontaktperson 1:
Kicki Westin, Head of communications, FBA (Folke Bernadotte Academy)
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