ADEA participates in AU Workshop to draft African Youth Decade Action Plan and monitoring framework

August 11-15, 2014, ADEA participated in a five-day writing workshop organized by the Youth Division of the African Union’s Department of Human Resource and Science and Technology. The workshop, which took place in Debre Zeit, Ethiopia, brought together Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) experts as well as experts in the following five priority areas of the African Youth Decade Plan of Action (DPoA) (2009-2018):

  1. Sexual and Reproductive Health Rights
  2. Education and Skills Development
  3. Employment and Entrepreneurship
  4. Environment and Climate Change
  5. Youth Governance and Peace and Security

Graced by Raymonde Agossou, who heads the AU’s Division for Human Resource and Youth Development, the workshop reviewed the African Youth Decade Plan of Action, revising the policy briefs and producing draft action plans for each of the five priority areas. A draft monitoring and reporting framework was also developed for the remaining four years of the Decade. A small group of experts will refine the policy briefs, consolidate the draft plans and finalize the monitoring and reporting framework, in readiness for implementation.

Shme Bodo, the education expert from ADEA’s Working group on Education Management and Policy Support (WGEMPS), chaired the education and skills development thematic group. Brighton Mutasa, the statistician, also from WGEMPS, played a key role by developing the monitoring and reporting framework and also assisted the employment and entrepreneurship thematic group in defining the process indicators.

For more information, contact Shem Bodo, Programme Manager, WGEMPS, [email protected] or Brighton Mutasa, Statistician, WGEMPS, [email protected]