The general objective of this forum is to enhance the role of young people from Sub-Saharan Africa in general and from the G5 Sahel in particular, in the culture of peace, necessary for the achievement of the SDGs and to offer them a framework of exchange and expression for their consideration in the fight against radicalization and violent extremism.
This forum will be held October 14 and 15, 2021 in Ouagadougou and will be in the form of sessions bringing together five panels on various themes, the results and recommendations of which will be presented and discussed in plenary session. A memorandum of good practices will be produced during the forum and will serve as an advocacy document.
A secretariat will be responsible for the final synthesis of the forum. He will highlight the various recommendations formulated which, after public reading and amendments, will constitute “the Ouagadougou memorandum”.
For the awarding of the Prize, a jury will be responsible for selecting the applications and proceeding with the deliberation. The launch took place on July 1 and the award ceremony will take place on the last day of the forum.
Funding for the forum is provided by the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Burkina Faso, as part of the project “Engaging young people in the prevention and fight against radicalization and violent extremism in Burkina Faso, through the 'media and information literacy'. As part of the implementation of this project, EducommunicAfrik is organizing in collaboration with the African Center for Studies and Research on Terrorism (CAERT) of the African Union, UNESCO and the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), the G5 Sahel Youth Forum on Peace and Security in Africa.
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