International Youth for Africa condemns the killings in Lakes States as result of inter clans clash on clash on December 8th, 2017
December 13, 2017(Kampala) The Executive Director of International Youth for Africa (IYA), Ter Manyang Gatwech has call on South Sudan Government to fine a possible solution for the end of political civil war for the securing peace and freedom in the country, then other issues emerge out of inter-communal violence, inter-ethnic which recently happened in Lakes region of Western Lakes, Gok, and Eastern Lakes. IYA is indeed concerned and we do mourn for such tragic death of our members, we condemn such barbaric acts of clan classes, inter-ethnic fights occurring within our newly born state. Such events I may compare them to a family without a family head where children are fighting among themselves. So does our government cater or mind for its own people? Or is able to defend and protect. If so where do these boys get such guns to terrorize or who arms these militia tribes? The government should answer and find the solution than to wait for IGAD, AU or USA/UN.
It’s indeed shocking to hear or to read this, we are tired of wars, we need; human rights,peace, freedom, justice and economic development. So we need a paradigm shift from the period of unrest to a period of peace and tranquility as other members of the world no just empowering the youth to war but for social and economic development.
So where are our people going as a result of displacement because of fear, it is really hard to live as a refugee in camps as we see our brothers and sisters moving on carrying own sacks in search for help or refugee. Indeed God save South Sudan! So is the state of emergency a solution? This tribal or clan clash is not the first of its kind in South Sudan, recent were even clashes in Jonglei State between Dinka,Murle and Nuer tribes. So the Government needs an action plan not just declaration of state of emergency and people are tired of words but need action done and an everlasting solution in the country.
We pray by God’s grace that unity, love and peace may come in our country and that the leaders may one day realize that innocent people of South Sudan need to live a secure and peaceful State. And that dialogue may also be sought as a means for peace and not guns for guns and different ethnic groups understand that we are one in united in Christ, so we are members of the body of Christ, bearing one another in love. ... See MoreSee Less
Action Plan for East Africa Youth Leadership Summit
We, the East African Community Youth having convened in Arusha, Tanzania for East Africa Youth Leadership Summit from 27th November to 1st December 2017 call for the implementation of following actions within the next 2 years. The East Africa Youth Leadership Summit brought 200 participants from Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan, (Sudan Ethiopia). 1. The immediate establishment of East Africa Community Youth Council • Involvement of youth its formation • Have nominees selected by application and vetted respective National Youth Council • Have a composition 42 slots (six slots per country draw from gender( affirmative action, civil society, legal society person with disability and students body representative • Have nominees interviewed and confirmed by a committee of East African Community 2. Creation of Youth Fund Facilitate youth activities 3. Establishment of a comprehensive Youth Leadership Training Program for EAC Youth in partnership with MS TCDC 4. Develop an online platform to sensitize the rest of the youth about EAC integration 5. Urgent review of the current selection process for East Africa Youth ambassadors to selecting youth leaders the youth summit delegates 6. Scale up youth representation in the East Africa Legislative Assembly (EALA) to have non-partisan representatives ... See MoreSee Less
Juba-based policy analysts call for a renegotiation of the 2015 peace agreement; a new report outlines the scale of gender-based violence against South Sudanese women and girls; and malaria remains a threat to public health in South Sudan.
CALL FOR APPLICATIONS
YOUTH TRAINING IN VIDEO EDITNG & SCRIPT WRITING
African Youth Action Network (AYAN) is seeking applications from refugee youth and host communities youth living in Kampala Uganda for training in video editing and script writing. This Training will provide an opportunity for refugee youth to get skills, build network, and work together with host community youth in solving the challenges that they and their communities face through documentaries. This training will lead to an award of a certificate in video editing and script writing and therefore require active participation and full completion of the units as provided by the Trainers. The trained youth shall have an opportunity to come for daily practice and connect with the trainers for further assistance
The African Youth Action Network (AYAN) is a youth led organization that supports and works with young progressive people to create programmes and influence policies in the areas of peace, gender, sexuality, health, education, the arts & good governance. The organization promotes, protects and advances young people’s rights by building their leadership, and strengthening youth led initiatives and movements.
Requirements for the applicant:
Applicant Age: Applicants should be between 15- 30 years of age.
Commitment: Applicants must demonstrate commitment to taking part in the training fully and shall be willing to put the skills gained into practice in the field and sharing ideas, skills openly, and listening to other young people respectfully as they express their thoughts.
Applicant Experience: Applicants should have previous experience in computer use, leadership skills and express willingness to get involved in group work and future projects of AYAN.
Parental/guardian consent: If selected, any Applicants under the age of 18 must have informed consent from their parent or recognized guardian.
Eligibility: All refugees residing in Kampala and the Host Community. Those in the camps who can be in Kampala for the training duration and can facilitate their movements/accommodation are allowed to apply.
Selection Process for Qualified Applicants:
If the applicant meets the criteria listed above, selection for participation will be based on the applicant’s experience and motivation.
The organisers will work to ensure a balance in terms of age, gender and diversity and life experience. We are committed to ensuring equal access for all applicable young people.
The applicants will be selected by a panel from AYAN
Interested Refugees and host community (Ugandan) youth should Summit a copy of CURRICULUM VITAE (CV), National ID for Nationals, Attestation card or ID card for A refugee and APPLICATION LETTER to African Youth Action Network Office in Makerere Kikoni-Opposite J-Frigh Hotel (from 9:00Am-5:00Pm, Monday-Friday)
By Email to: email@example.com copying firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com , Malualbk2005@gmail.com not later than Sunday 26th Nov. 2017. Only successful applicant will be contacted. Please ensure that you provide an active telephone contact so that we can contact you for interviews.