FBA at the Almedalen Week 2018

During this year’s Almedalen Week in Visby, Sweden, the FBA organized a series of seminars in the area of peace, security and development.

One of the seminars was held in English.

Youth – the untapped resource in Somalia’s peace process?

Monday 2 July 10.00-10.45, Sverige i världen

 

Youth participation in society is key to sustainable peace, according to the UN. In Somalia, 80 percent of the population is under the age of 35. The vast majority lacking social, economic and political influence. What is the role of youth in the work for peace, security and development in Somalia?

Moderator:
Erike Tanghøj, coordinator for youth, peace and security, FBA

Participants:
Joao Scarpelini, UN adviser for youth, peace and security in Somalia
Ilwad Elman, Elman Peace and Human Rights Center in Mogadishu

 

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This policy brief aims to support organizations working on peace and security to strengthen institutional capacity and operational readiness for accelerating the implementation of the Youth, Peace and Security (YPS) agenda. The policy brief aims to guide decision-makers, managers and senior officials on how to create an enabling environment within their own organization by providing tangible entry points and recommendations in six priority areas.

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