Today we celebrate International Youth Day!

Africa is currently the youngest continent in the world. Over the next few decades, young Africans will play a critical role in the social and economic development of the continent. Ensuring they receive a quality education will be key.
August 12, 2019 by Albert Nsengiyumva, Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and Stefano De Cupis, ADEA
Two students in Zambia
CREDIT: Jessica Lea/Department for International Development

This post is the seventh in a blog series published in 2019 in the context of a collaboration between the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) and the Global Partnership for Education (GPE)

August 12 was first designated International Youth Day by the UN General Assembly in 1999, and serves as an annual celebration of the role of young women and men as essential partners in change. This day is also an opportunity to raise awareness of challenges and problems facing the world’s youth.

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