The Youth Month webinar will be led by Department of International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Alvin Botes. Other panellists include representatives of the National Youth Development Agency, the UN Population Agency; the office of the Presidency responsible for Women, Youth, Children and People with Disabilities; and SAIIA’s own Youth Programme Associate Ditebogo Lebea.
The objectives of the webinar are to:
- Persuade young people to participate in debates and strategies in the fight against the COVID-19 virus;
- Highlight the youth sector’s achievements and government programmes for youth development, and how youth can access these to advance their livelihoods.
- Encourage dialogue and discussions among invited stakeholders and participants
- Provide a platform for government, national and international organisations involved in youth developmental programmes to reflect on work being done to address the challenges faced by young people in the age of COVID-19.