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The website conveys specific, helpful information and herewith supports the work of the members. Furthermore the website positions the Platform as a forum that is engaged in knowledge-sharing, advocacy and networking. The latest section aims to improve the interaction between members and raise awareness about agriculture and rural development policies by offering reliable and synthesised information about international and members’ related news and activities in ARD.

The International Day of Youth

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

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)

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”.


Trade and invest in one Africa: The 2019 World Export and Development Forum

20 November 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The 2019 World Export Development Forum assembled more than 1,000 business leaders, policy makers, and young entrepreneurs. The Forum focused on women and youth through a SheTrades global event and the Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment (YES!) Forum, a unique platform for youth entrepreneurship and self-employment.


Rural youth and decent jobs creation in food systems: The youthful future of African agribusiness

19 November 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

“Rural youth and decent jobs creation in food systems" - a side event of the Global Donor Platform's Thematic Working Group on Rural Youth brought together young agripreneurs from Africa as well as donors and repüresentatives of implementing organisations.


A big “YES” to youth entrepreneurship and self-employment

20  November 2019 | Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

On 20 November, the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia hosted the second edition oftThe Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Forum (YES! Forum). Several hundred young entrepreneurs and agripreneurs from all over Africa had followed the invitation.


Creating employment opportunities for rural youth: Building on IFAD’s 2019 Rural Development Report

Berlin, Germany | 21 October 2019

The German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) organised a joint event on 21 October in Berlin to build on IFAD’s 2019 Rural Development Report - Creating employment opportunities for rural youth.


Rural Youth – a theme resonating well at CFS46

The topic of rural youth was prominently featured this year at CFS 46 with a large number of youth delegates engaged in different side events and participating in different plenary sessions during the week.


G7 Framework on decent job creation for rural youth in the Sahel

24-26 August 2019 | Biarritz, France 

The fight against inequality was at the heart of the discussions at the G7 Summit that took place in Biarritz, France from 24-26 August 2019