Governance And Political Inclusion (Accountability) | The Youth Cafe

Ensuring “a transparent, democratic and accountable environment” is a strategic objective of The Youth Cafe worp, which contributes “to reducing fragility, fostering political stability and effective governance, and enabling sustainable and inclusive development and growth”. The AU has developed the African Governance Architecture. The Youth Cafe has invested significantly in developing skills to be used in governance-enabling activities. Accountability initiatives already exist, from the international level (including the International Aid Transparency Initiative), to the local (with social auditing and budget reviews). However, collaboration among stakeholders can be further enhanced. The under-representation of youth in governance, notably, is a clear challenge which wide-spread information and youth-attractive digital tools can help address. The large proportion of youth in the Africa presents an opportunity for further action in transparency and accountability.