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Youth and Policy Engagement in the Horn of Africa

Chatham House, London

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Speakers include:
Hon. Fatima Haram Acyl, Commissioner for Trade and Industry, African Union Commission
Hon. Haider Galakumah, Minister of Youth and Sports, Republic of Sudan
Hon. Nadia Arop Dudi, Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports, Republic of South Sudan
Bashair Ahmed, Executive Director, Shabaka Social Enterprise
Flora Lukudu, British Council HOLLA Youth Leader, South Sudan; Chair, National Youth Dialogue Platform (NYDPF)
Joanna Oyediran, Sudan and South Sudan Program Manager, Open Society Initiative for Eastern Africa
Mariéme Jamme, Founder and CEO, SpotOne Global Solutions
Nicholas Aru, Co-Founder, South Sudan Youth for Peace and Development Organization (SSYPADO); South Sudan Committee for National Healing, Peace and Reconciliation
Nuur Mohamud Sheekh, Senior Humanitarian Advisor, Peace & Security Division, Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD)
Rahel Getachew, British Council HOLLA Youth Leader, Ethiopia
Shohdi Abul-Gader Mohammed Alhaj, British Council HOLLA Youth Leader, Sudan; Co-Founder and Director of Sudanese Voices Association


This one-day conference will examine the role of youth in the future of the Horn of Africa. Speakers from Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan will discuss how to foster youth engagement with government on key issues such as peace-building and reconciliation, education and employment.

This event is co-organized by the Chatham House Africa Programme and the British Council’s Horn of Africa Leadership and Learning for Action (HOLLA) project, which is funded by the European Union.