The Youth Leadership Programme is due in Tunisia from December 14 to 17 in partnership with the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) and with the support of the Ministry of Youth and Sports.
As part of the Forum, Young Tunisians will compete with 36 other young people from 12 Arab countries to present their solutions to contribute to the development of their communities.
Nine solutions were chosen to represent Tunisia, after the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) camps, organised since June 2018, According to an official source within the UNDP.
These purely Tunisian solutions, from a tough selection, are titled: “Talk Right”, “Awareness plus”, “Riyeda Kids”, “Smart Dustbin”, “Cultural Coffee”, “Biofuel”, “Ino” , “Academy of Young Leaders” and “Sustainable Oasis”, adds the same source.
Since June 2018, UNDP and its partners have been working on the implementation of SDG camps aimed at reaching around 1,000 young Tunisians between the ages of 14 and 29. Five months later, a total of 34 camps were organised in 23 governorates, 4 youth centres and 7 universities.
A total of 830 young men and women from a wide range of backgrounds identified challenges and considered innovative solutions to contribute to the development of their communities.
With the historic adoption in 2015 of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development by the United Nations General Assembly, the international community has embarked on a new era of international development and multilateral partnership working for one better world.
By 2030, the agenda will cover a new global agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and will be part of an inclusive and participatory approach to deliver humankind from poverty and hunger and give all human beings the opportunity to achieve their potential, in dignity and in a healthy environment.
Seventeen (17) Sustainable Development Goals had been identified to which Tunisia was very early committed to achieving.