African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe
Unlock Youth Potential: Employability and Entrepreneurial skills for Development 09.06.2015 – 10.06.2015
Migrafrica recently participated in the ADYFE- African Diaspora Youth Forum in Europe that aimed at unlocking the youth potential for employability and entrepreneurship for development.
The forum is organized by VAS Österreich (Association of African Students in Austria). The Forum served as a platform for sharing of experiences and best practices in empowering young people by building their capacity, leadership skills, responsibilities and providing access to information in policy making and project initiatives, so they can truly and actively participate in their communities. The Forum is the first of its kind held in Europe and presents a significant opportunity for African leaders and youth to network and work closely together in order to coordinate international dialogue amongst important stakeholders for African development.
Through panel discussions, lectures and training session, conference and others, the forum deliberated on access to quality jobs, entrepreneurship, economic development etc. The forum gathered together experts, leaders, change makers and 200 of young people from all around Europe to discuss about the role of the African Diasopra youth in the development of African continent, as well as better position of African youth in Diaspora. This project was supported by: UNIDO (United Nations Industrial Development Organization), the partnership of Austrian Development Cooperation/Agency (ADA) and African Diaspora Youth Network in Europe (ADYNE).