Youth participation in political processes

Report / White Paper

April 2, 2019

Youth participation in political processes


The Second Annual Summer School for Young Leaders from African Political Parties took place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 6–8 June 2018. The overall theme was ‘Youth participation in political processes: emerging trends of the negative aspects of money in politics’.

The Summer School unfolded in a context that recognized that youth participation in politics, especially by young women, either in the form of direct representation in political structures or within less formal modes of political engagement, remains limited across Africa.

These low levels of active participation and influence by young people unfold in a situation where young people constitute a very large and growing proportion of the general population.

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10 October 2018
International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance (International IDEA)