Uganda to Commemorate Africa Youth Day 2023

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Uganda, in collaboration with the African Union Commission, is hosting the Africa Youth Day 2023 celebrations in Kampala on Wednesday, November 1, 2023, for a day dedicated to celebrating the incredible energy and resilience of African youth.

The celebration, which will be under the theme “1 Million Next Level is Knocking: A Youth-led Movement that Transcends Borders,” will be commemorated at the Sheraton Hotel.

This year’s theme underscores the importance of youth-led movements that transcend borders, working collectively towards a better future.

On Tuesday, October 31, 2023, the Minister of state for Youth and Children Affairs in Uganda, Hon. Sarah Mateke, announced that as one of the focus areas of the 1 Million Next Level Initiative, the celebrations will be centred around education and skills development, which will provide an opportunity to celebrate young people’s invaluable contribution to transforming education.

“Africa Youth Day is a day dedicated to celebrating the energy, determination, triumph, creativity, and resilience of the African youth across the African continent and in the diaspora,” Hon. Mateke stated.

The minister said that the celebrations will include a series of engaging activities, panel discussions, workshops, and entertainment. All these will be aimed at empowering and inspiring young people to realise their full potential.

Africa Youth Day is in line with President Museveni’s commitment to youth engagement and support in order to provide platforms for ideation and the interrogation of various approaches to issues of human capital development.

This year’s Africa Youth Day is expected to be filled with inspiration, knowledge-sharing and sense of unity among the youth.

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