Safer, Secured & Developed Africa: Creating Opportunities, Reducing Challenges
The conference objectives among others include:
a. To provide for mobilization and participation of youth and civil societies in crime reduction.
b. To facilitate a forum whereby African youth meet annually in addressing the issues that affect them and their future
c. To learn, share and network with other stakeholders on ways to combat the growing incidents of violent and Internet crime on the continent
d. To engage and empower young Africans with necessary information and tools in bringing about cycle development (all-round development), competition, and innovation
e. To encourage young people to contribute to a safer and Secured African continent in order to increase infrastructure development
f. To establish an African Coalition of young people to work with relevant stakeholders on the issues of child online protection and cybersecurity
g. To discuss and address the negative effects of rural-to-urban migration of young people in order to reduce violent and online crimes
h. To establish a comprehensive policy framework which will enable African governments to address the growing issues of crime, unemployment and poverty in a coordinated and focused manner to deepen economy and local/foreign investment.
i. To demonstrate to young people that togetherness, affiliation and partnerships are powerful responses to threats that require more than individual action.
j. To establish a youthful, vibrant and interdisciplinary think-tank that will support the efforts of African governments and International partners in bringing about development and growth to the Continent.
k. To develop the capacity of young Africans and adult citizens in conflict prevention and transformation.
l. To provoke positive innovation and creative thinking among young people resulting into socio-cultural and economic development of African continent.