The Sustainable Development Solutions Network – Youth (SDSN Youth) and the United States President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) cordially invite you to a special luncheon event in the Library at Bristol City Hall on Wednesday, March 21, at 12:45 – 2:00 p.m.
The event will mark the launch of “Mobilizing Youth on Data for Action and Transformation in Africa” (MY DATA), an emerging network and community of practice that brings together organizations and initiatives working to directly engage and mobilize youth in data generation, advocacy, and leadership to advance sustainable development goals in Africa.
Addressing the special needs of young people, and engaging them as actors and leaders in advancing sustainable development, is a key part of a strategy to ensure that no one is left behind on the path to sustainable development. Mobilizing the entrepreneurial spirit of African youth on data generation, use, and decision making can help spur innovative approaches to sustainable development, provide young people an opportunity for civic engagement and involvement in advancing important global and local goals, and foster the skills they need to expand job opportunities in today’s marketplace.
The MY DATA Network will be an informal, partner-led effort, with support of the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development Data (GPSDD)’s Leave No One Behind (LNOB) Data Collaborative. MY DATA will host regular exchanges of knowledge and best practices, facilitate exploration of new and innovative collaborations, and provide a shared repository of resources on youth engagement on data to advance sustainable development.
The launch will feature a series of inspiring lightning presentations from youth-led initiatives across Africa, and a discussion of the MY DATA network going forward.