Regional Training for East African UN Youth Delegates
Over five eventful days, the East African UN Youth delegates came together to discuss, strategize, and collaborate on pressing issues affecting their communities. The goal of this training was to equip the Delegates with the necessary skills to sharpen their national and regional mandates, and to train their advocacy and presentation skills especially on the matters, meaningful youth participation, youth unemployment and youth in peace and security.
The training fostered unity and collaboration among the delegates, who shared updates, insights, and fruitful discussions on national and regional mandates. The presence of Sudanese delegates and mentors enriched the collective experience, adding significant value.
During the training, delegates tackled pressing issues such as youth unemployment, diplomatic skills, and gender mainstreaming. They engaged in thought-provoking conversations on comprehensive approaches to address youth unemployment, recognizing the importance of involving employers and workers in finding solutions. A Model United Nations simulation allowed delegates to refine their decision-making, negotiation, and lobbying skills while addressing the interrelation between climate change and insecurity.
Furthermore, the training provided an opportunity for delegates to present their mandates to UN Youth Fellows from Tanzania, receiving constructive feedback to strengthen their proposals. The emphasis on collaboration and mandate refinement reinforced their commitment to their respective causes and the shared vision of growth and positive change.
Finally, the training dedicated a session to advancing gender mainstreaming for inclusive development, where delegates learned about the importance of incorporating a gender lens into their mandates and plans to address gender inequalities. This session left delegates inspired to champion equality and celebrate the diverse strengths and perspectives of individuals in their efforts towards sustainable development.
The regional training equipped the East African UN Youth Delegates with valuable knowledge, skills, and networks to drive positive change in their communities and contribute to the United Nations' goals.