ReAct Africa  –  Youth Engagement


This year ReAct Africa Network has broadened its efforts in youth engagement capacitating many more young people, supporting them in establishing sustainable structures and implementing AMR interventions, and advocating for their inclusion in decision-making platforms to strengthen the youth movement in Africa.

In January, ReAct Africa was privileged to support convening of the Africa Public Health Summit aimed at catalyzing youth engagement in Africa. We have also supported the youth in Liberia to organize the first National Youth AMR Conference in Liberia, marking an important milestone in catalyzing youth engagement within the country. In the spirit of leaving No One Behind, we have also been very intentional in scaling up AMR interventions in the Francophone region. We are happy to have supported Actions des Jeunes contre la Résistance aux Antimicrobiens (AJRAM) and other key stakeholders in organizing the National AMR Symposium in Burkina Faso. Over the last 3 months, we have supported 10 other youth-led organizations within Africa and will be expanding our scope in the coming months. Be on the lookout for opportunities.

At the beginning of March, ReAct Africa convened the inaugural workshop and official launch of the African Youth AMR Alliance Task Force, a consortium representing over 600,000 youth voices across Africa. The Task Force currently comprises 13 youth-led organizations and is working on setting up structures, developing a 5-year strategic plan and will thereafter embark on onboarding other youth-led organizations working on AMR in the African continent. The Task Force has also developed a position paper with support from ReAct Africa to amplify the youth voices in Africa and serve as a clarion call for the UN Member States to address African priorities and accelerate equitable efforts.

We welcome you all to read through the position statement and endorse it here