- South Africa is doing its second African Peer Review Mechanism report in 2021. As a contribution to that process the South African Institute of International Affairs has focused on youth consultation and contributions as its submission to the South African National Governance Council.
- This policy insight identifies lessons from engaging youth for the SAIIA APRM consultation processes, championing an approach to meaningful youth participation that sees youth as partners in development.
- The paper puts forward models of youth participation that call for youth as co-creators and co-leaders in participatory processes and centres youth as experts.
- The paper further addresses the need for representation and learning opportunities as core components of meaningful youth participation.