NSUUK secures partnership with Commonwealth Africa Initiative

We are proud to announce that Nigerian Students’ Union United Kingdom through its partners (Commonwealth Africa Initiative), has secured exclusive free limited tickets for students to attend this year’s Summit.

This is a great opportunity not to be missed as this year’s Summit will have in attendance President Nana Akufo Addo of Ghana, former Prime Minister of Barbados Rt. Hon Owen Arthur, Former President of Nigeria Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, His Imperial Majesty Oba Adeyeye Enitan Ogunwusi Ooni of Ife and other notable world leaders.

The summit will feature dialogues on key topics ranging from collective growth, economic development, Security, Energy, Entrepreneurship, amongst other issues relevant to Africa.

Interested students should register via this link : www.casyouthforum.eventbrite.com and email admin@nsuuk.org with their name and institution.

This special offer is worth £100 and the criteria is that the registering party attends the two days the summit would be holding i.e 14th March and 15th March.

Tickets are available on a first come, first served basis.

Please see below details of the Youth Plenary Session.

Kind Regards,

NSUUK

Board of Coordinators.

 

 

 

The Commonwealth Africa Initiative

presents

Commonwealth Africa Youth Forum and Inter generational Dialogue 2017

Theme: Africa’s next Billion:- Turning Africa’s population expansion to an opportunity in achieving Agenda 2063

Wednesday 15th March 2017

Very Limited spaces

Background:

Global population according to the United Nations is projected to rise more than 9.7 billion by 2050, up from just over 7.3 billion in 2015. More than half of this increase according to the report will come from Africa. The continent will add an estimated 1.3 billion people over the next few decades, roughly equivalent the current population of China. While African countries will have more than twice the number of people compared to today, many still rank very low in Global Human Development Indices. This Rapid population growth will further make it difficult for economies to create enough jobs to lift large numbers of people out of poverty. There’s clearly going to be an increased pressure on Africa’s governments to deliver education, health care, security and, most importantly employment.

While the challenges posed by the impending population explosion are evident, it must also be seen as an opportunity, too. African countries have the world’s fastest economic growth rates. Efforts must be made to make these economies grow fast enough to offset the demands of population growth.

Africa must, as a matter of urgency, create an enabling environment for domestic and foreign investment to realize its potential and ensure sustainable and inclusive growth for its population.
The Inter generational Dialogue will create a space for dialogue regarding how Africa can harness her demographic dividend for collective growth. Participant will discuss trans-formative strategies and perspectives on maximizing the development potentials of African youth at home and the Diaspora.

The dialogue will be an opportunity for stakeholders from across the Commonwealth to discuss advances and challenges of Africa’s population, and the strategies and perspectives that can accelerate harnessing of the impending population growth for the continents achieving gender equality by 2030. The event will feature an action-oriented interactive dialogue in the form of moderated panel and performance.