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The International Day of Youth

RuralYouth | 10 August 2021 | Rome, Italy

12 August 2021 is the International Day of Youth, celebrating the vital role of youth in food systems transformation. Youth accounts for one out of every six people worldwide, and millions of them are engaged in agriculture. The empowerment of youth should allow them to speak for themselves with their experiences and ideas, and creating the means for them to connect, share and develop solutions for the challenges they face.


Independent Dialogue: African Youth as Drivers for Decent Job Creation in Sustainable Food Systems

RuralYouth | 30 June 2021 | Rome, Italy

On 30 June 2021, the Thematic Working Group (TWG) on Rural Youth Employment (RYE) organised an Independent Dialogue to the United Nation Food System Summit (UNFSS). The event was centred around two game-changing solutions proposed to the UNFSS by Nourishing Africa (launch of a coalition for youth in African Agriculture) and FAO (empowering youth as innovators and change makers for sustainable food systems), that were chosen based on their focus on youth as drivers for food system change.


Towards More Inclusive Pathways of Structural Transformation for a Brighter Future of Work for Youth in Rural Areas (WEBINAR)

RuralYouth | 23 June 2021 | Rome, Italy

The Thematic Working Group on Rural Youth Employment organised a webinar on " Towards more inclusive pathways to structural transformation for a brighter future of work for youth in rural areas". Keynote speaker Bernd Müller from the ILO presented findings from his article on “Rural youth employment in Sub-Saharan Africa: Moving away from urban myths and towards structural policy solutions”.