‘Claiming Civic Space- Joint Strategies to ensure development and humanitarian action’ 2019 Conference – Denmark
We have been invited to participate in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Denmark and Global Focus Conference, in Denmark, from the 4-5th March, and to attend a political event at ActionAid Denmark on 6th March, 2019, which is a continuation of the “Civic Space” theme from the Conference.
We have been invited as panelists to “elaborate on why democratic participation for youths is essential, and how Youth4Parliament works to secure the involvement of Youths in decision making processes in Zambia”, we will also share the strategies that we use as an Organization in our quest to enhance meaningful participation of young people and women in politics and governance.
We will be represented by our Grassroots Manager, Mr. Thompson K Luzendi.
The conference will be centred around the global trend of shrinking space. It will also focus on claiming civic space in relation to the 2030 Agenda, and highlighting the inter-linkages between civic space, SDG 16 and other SDG’ s.
As Youth4Parliament we are treating this invitation as another milestone achievement, following our invitation to the 5th IPU Conference for Young Parliamentarjians in Baku, Azerbaijan last December.
This invitation is a confidence booster in our bid to have greater youth representation and participation not only in Zambia but world over.
It also shows that our efforts, as Youth4Parliament to increase and enhance meaningful participation of young people and women in politics and governance are being recognised.