The Liberian Youth SDGs Summit is a multi-stakeholder Policy advocacy platform for youth engagement on the Sustainable Development Goal, ECOWAS vision 2050 and the aspiration of Africa agenda 2063.
Its aims are to offer opportunities to share expertise, learning and innovative best practices to inform policy making, mobilize purpose driven young aspiring African and innovative thought leaders to bolster good and inclusive governance through 2030 and beyond; amplify voices and accelerate sustainable solutions to issues confronting young people to spur inclusive growth, and hold the government accountable for the delivery of the SDG Goals and agenda 2063.
Launched in 2019 by YOTAN-Partner for Social Accountability, the summit is evolving to bring together a multi-sector alliance of action-focused youth, development experts, government, NGOs, and the private sector to create a more optimistic and responsible future we want together.
The summit also showcases youth innovations and start-up to inspire sustained economic growth, celebrates the work of young people who are actively working to localize the 2030 Agenda and Africa 2063 and gather feedback on best practices and set actionable framework to assist Liberia develop her partnerships with youth in response to evolving challenges affecting young people, Liberia, and sub region.
The Liberian Youth Sustainable Development Goals Summit is initiated and led by Youth in Technology Arts Network (YOTAN), in Co-partnership with five organizing partners.
HOW IT ALL STARTED
Every time our government reports to the UN general on their commitment to international frameworks, this does not genially speak to issues on and the actual solution in addressing them. With this, there is a need for a platform that mobilizes a collective action to bring out real solutions.
The first Liberian Youth Sustainable Development Goals Summit started with bringing youth leaders together to demand accountability for government commitment toward the SDGs Goals. It aims to first understand how far the country was when it comes to the SDGs, the challenge she is facing and the way forward on how youth can support the government through their different innovations to meet SDGs target and beyond.