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The 8th African Students and Youth Summit shelved until December

The 8th African Students and Youth Summit shelved until December

The All-Africa Students Union (AASU) Organisers this week said that the 8th African Students and Youth Summit has been postponed to December.

The summit which was scheduled for 28 July to 2 August was postponed to allow for more delegates to participate and solicit funding for their flights, the organisers said in a statement.

The summit will run under the theme:‘From promise to action: connecting the African Union to its citizens through students and youth Engagement’

The general objective of the summit is to provide a platform for consultations and discussions on key issues affecting the transition from promise to action of the many good intended protocols and agreement tailored towards youth development and ultimately continental integration.

According to the organisers the focus will mainly be on the most recent Agenda 2063 and the Continental Free Trade Area with the view of evaluation the prospects and the challenges in implementing these policies and principally, how to connect the AU to the citizens of the Continent to create the Africa We Want.

The All-Africa Students Union is under the auspices of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Kingdom of Morocco and their collaborator the Ghana-Morocco Old Students Association, which will host the Summit at the Morocco Agency of International Cooperation in Rabat.


 

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