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CTA Strategic Youth Stakeholder Workshop: your opinion counts!

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From 14 - 16 November 2012, CTA welcomes some 25 youth champions and experts from around the ACP region to a Strategic Youth Stakeholder Workshop held in the Netherlands.

Youth has been an important area of focus for CTA. Aware of the key role young people should play, CTA has undertaken many activities over the years to ensure that youth are more involved in agriculture. In its 2011-2015 Strategic Plan, CTA reaffirmed its commitment to young people once more by ensuring that they are fully included in programmes, partnership agreements, agriculture value chain, rural development and policy decisions.


The objective of the Strategic Youth Stakeholder Workshop is to review major issues and initiatives related to youth in agriculture and rural development in ACP countries, in order to provide guidelines for the finalisation and implementation of the CTA Youth Strategy.

The workshop will provide the opportunity to consult key organisations from the EU, ACP and international arenas working to support youth in ARD activities, as well as youth champions involved in these areas. This includes organisations covering ICT for Development and Knowledge Management with interests in ARD activities.

Some of the organisations who will be represented during the workshop include: Yam-Pukri, CARICOM, Caribbean Regional Agricultural Policy Network (CARPAN), Biosecurity Authority of Fiji, Savannah Young Farmers Network, Secretariat of the Pacific Community (SPC), Food, Agriculture and Natural Resources Policy Analysis Network (FANRPAN), Ndola Youth Resource Center, University of Nairobi, FAO, IFAD, Young Professionals' Platform for Agricultural Research for Development (YPARD), African Youth Forum (AFY), Forum for Agricultural Research in Africa (FARA), SangoNet, International Labor Organization (ILO), and Caribbean Farmers Network (CaFAN).

During the 3-day workshop, participants will be invited to share their experiences allowing for an improved understanding on key issues and initiatives undertaken in ACP countries. With this information, recommendations on the strategic focus areas targeted by CTA youth activities will be validated and potential project ideas, collaborative initiatives and partnerships for future actions will also be identified.



Opportunity to contribute remotely

News from the workshop will be tweeted live on 14th and 16th November 2012, and your opinions on the different presentations and sessions would be greatly appreciated. The Twitter tag for the CTA Strategic Youth Stakeholder Workshop is #CTAYouth. It is to be noted that the event will be tweeted mainly during presentation and discussion time the first day, and parts of the 2nd and 3rd days. The final report will be shared with you at a later stage.

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Updates on the workshop (pictures, presentations, etc.)
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