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In the 3rd Pan-African Youth Conference held in Banjul in late March, under the theme “The future is now; youth are not too young to lead,” E4J organized a “Living Library” inviting young African leaders from Kenya, Zimbabwe and Ghana as “living books,” sharing their experiences in their respective countries as agents of changes, with a special focus on SDG16.
Priscilla Wepia Ametame, a young Ghanean fourth-year law student and co-founder of the Adehye Learning Initiative, reflected on the message she had wanted to pass through her living book, ‘T.M.I. (Too Much Information)’: “I suggested that education be made more practical, to ensure that the culture of lawfulness is passed through the educational system at all stages. I also highlighted the need to push for its promotion in informal settings like our homes and our communities, and to use social media as a tool and a means to start conversations about these social issues, starting movements calling for lawfulness and accountability.”
Other topical living books presented at this popular E4J event included those of Kudzai Mukaratirwa, the young director of OMUN Zimbabwe, Edward Reuben Githaiga, co-founder of Youth Voices Kenya, and Wambui Kahara, UNODC’s own Regional Youth Advisor for Eastern Africa. Together, they advocated for encouraging youth engagement in Africa and make a difference, inter alia, by strengthening good governance and the rule of law in their countries – a call increasingly made by young people across all continents.