Young Parliamentarians discuss the implementation of AU Agenda 2063 - AFRICAN PARLIAMENTARY NEWS



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Young Parliamentarians discuss the implementation of AU Agenda 2063

A “Prosperous Africa, based on Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development,” underpinned by healthy and well-nourished citizens. This is one of the fundamental aspirations of Agenda 2063, which identifies health and nutrition as a priority area.

The aspiration further highlights modern agriculture for increased productivity and production as a goal towards the Africa We Want. Young Parliamentarians gathered in Rabat, Kingdom of Morocco for a Youth Dialogue, organised under the auspices of the Pan-African Parliament (PAP) Caucus on Youth, agreed that attaining this aspiration is critical to achieving food security and ending hunger in Africa.

In this regard, the participants in the youth engagement interrogated the progress made in implementing Africa’s development blueprint as the meeting exchanged views on how the youth can use Agenda 2063 to eradicate hunger and malnutrition.

The Youth wing of the continental Parliament sought to establish the tangible gains recorded in this area since the adoption of Agenda 2063 in 2015. Mr. Shumba Tichawona, Ag. Director at the African Union (AU) Office of Strategic Planning and Delivery was invited to outline achievements and lessons from the first Ten-Year action plan and what is expected from the second Ten- Year Implementation of Agenda 2063, especially in relation to the AU theme of the year 2022:” Strengthening Resilience Food Security and Nutrition on the African Continent: Strengthening Agro-Food Systems, Health, and Social Protection Systems for the Acceleration of Human, Social and Economic Capital Development.”

The conference was informed of the extensive work being done at a policy, practice and programmatic level by the AU, through the AU Commission (AUC), the Regional Economic Communities (RECs) as well as the Member States and development partners. It was further noted that requisite institutional and political commitment is being mobilised to get to the scale required for the current and long-term food security needs through increased investments in solutions at all levels.

Source: Media and Communication Unit, Pan-African Parliament

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