26 July 2012

Namibia: NYC to Review National Youth Policy

Article Views (non — WINDHOEK - The National Youth Council (NYC) will be holding a meeting to review the National Youth Policy.

The meeting will be used to "refresh thinking, chart new vistas in the youth policy development in the country and to reach consensus on youth development issues," said Jason Kasuto, the National Youth Council consultant.

The National Youth Policy discussion will take place on July 27 - 29 at Tsumeb, with the theme "towards framing the national youth policy".

The representative council of the National Youth Council resolved at its meeting of April 30 this year to convene a meeting to receive input from the youth in anticipation of the review of the policy.

"The youth policy review is three years overdue, due to the process that it takes to get input from stakeholders," said Kasuto.

There will be four pillars as the framework of inquiry - the youth civic and political participation, youth health and welfare, youth economic opportunity and youth educational skill development, noted Kasuto.

The Prime Minister Nahas Angula will attend the meeting as a main speaker.

In attendance will also be the Deputy Minister of Youth, National Service, Sport and Culture, Pohamba Shifeta, and close to 80 delegates comprising of all youth affiliates of the NYC.

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