Sixty per cent (60%) of the Central African Republic’s (CAR) population is estimated to be under the age of 24. Despite their significant numbers, youth remain largely underrepresented and excluded as partners in decision-making processes, and their contributions to peace are often overlooked.
ACCORD’s peacebuilding project in CAR is premised on the full participation of young women and men in decision-making and peace processes. Moreover, the project complements the United Nations Peace Building Fund (UNPBF) portfolio in CAR, and aligns with government priorities as stipulated in the National Recovery and Peace Consolidation Plan as well as the APPR-RCA.
From 8 – 9 April, 2021, ACCORD-UNPBF Project Team conducted a capacity building workshop for young leaders selected from 8 districts of the Capital Bangui. In total, three training sessions were conducted with 144 youth leaders covering four topics on; (i)Patriotism, Citizenship and Social Cohesion;(ii) Conflict Analysis and Management; (iii) Rule of Law and Access to Justice.