Safer, Secured & Developed Africa: Creating Opportunities, Reducing Challenges

The Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria in partnership with the Office of the Special Adviser to the President on Ethics & Values is pleased to inform you of the above-mentioned event scheduled to hold at Independent Corrupt Practices & Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) Conference Hall, Abuja, Nigeria between 16th and 19th of October 2012. It is a thought-provoking gathering that will look into the issue of terrorism, cybercrime, conflict, and crime as it affects young people, our economy and Africa as a whole. The theme of the conference is, “Safer, Secured & Developed Africa: Creating Opportunities, Reducing Challenges”.
This event is aimed at establishing a platform for a youth-driven interdisciplinary, multi-sector think-tank that will support the efforts of business community, governments, security agencies and international partners in ensuring enhanced security, development and creating opportunities on the African continent.
Confirmed Speakers for this event are: His Excellency, Dr. Hamadoun Toure, Secretary General, International Telecommunication Union (ITU), Geneva, Switzerland; Her Excellency, Dr. (Mrs.) Sarah N. Jubril, Special Adviser to the President on Ethics & Values, Bar. Ekpo Nta, Honourable Chairman, Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC); Ms. Diane Kohn, US Embassy, Nigeria; Hon. (Dr.) Mrs. Oluwarotimi Dorgu, House of Representative, Abuja, Nigeria and host of others.
To this end, it is our pleasure to invite you to this all-important event. This event is facilitated by the Africa Centre for Citizens and Youth Crime Watch of Nigeria, a program of Ignitus Worldwide, USA and an NGO in Special Consultative status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council since 2010 with twenty-two chapters across Africa countries.
Its mission is to mobilize and equip a youth-led movement in schools and communities to proactively create a safer environment free of crime, violence, terrorism or illicit drugs and to foster good citizenship
Objectives

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.

You may also visit the event website www.secureafrica2012.org for more information. Regarding this, I can be contacted directly on +2348034295071; email at secretariat@secureafrica2012.org.

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