Ahead of the 2nd Annual African Union High Level Dialogue on Constitutionalism and Rule of Law in Africa, YIAGA and its partners are facilitating a country-level youth consultation on Constitutionalism & Rule of Law in Africa.
Specific objectives of the online consultation include;
- Assess the state of constitutionalism and rule of law in Nigeria and Africa
- Examine the socio-political dynamics of constitution making and reforms processes in Nigeria and Africa
- Facilitate the inclusion of youth voices and perspectives into discussions on the state of constitutionalism and rule of law in Africa
- Encourage the promotion of African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance and other related AU instruments on popular participation, human rights and governance
- Develop a youth led and oriented agenda for promoting constitutionalism and the rule of law in Africa
The online discussions will culminate into a physical National Consultation to be hosted in Abuja, Nigeria in November 2013. The physical meeting will serve as the harmonization meeting for the country level input to the continent-wide youth consultation. Participants of the physical meeting will be selected from the pool of contributors to the online consultation. The outcome of the consultations will be presented at the continental youth consultation and the AU High Level Trends Dialogue scheduled for end of November in Dakar, Senegal.
Face book: Thursday 31st October 2013, Time: All Day. Click www.facebook.com/yiaga.org to participate in the Facebook discussion, like the page and invite your friends to like the page as well.
Twitter: Friday 1 November 2013. Time: 4:00pm – 6:00pm. Host Twitter handle: @YIAGA
The Online consultation will be moderated by Samson Itodo, @DSamsonItodo, who is the Head, Research, Policy & Advocacy @YIAGA
The country level consultation is facilitated by Youth Initiative for Advocacy, Growth & Advancement (YIAGA), Youth Hub Africa, Youth Alliance on Constitution & Electoral Reform (YACORE), www.blcompere.com (a social media for social good focused blog), and Know Your Constitution Initiative (@KYCInitiative) of the Constitutional Rights Awareness and Liberty Initiative – CRALI