This policy paper explores the impacts of violent conflict on youth in Africa and approaches for ensuring their effective involvement in peace and transitional justice processes. It analyses regional and international policies that guarantee youth participation, and identifies challenges working against them. The paper concludes with recommendations on how best to address these challenges, with a view to involving young people as critical stakeholders in post-conflict processes.
Harnessing Africas Demographic Dividends for Youth Participation in TJ - Odum - 2022
Usani Odum is the Project Coordinator for the Africa Youth for Transitional Justice (AY4TJ) programme, Department of Political Affairs, Peace and Security, African Union Commission. He holds an LLM in Human Rights and Democratisation in Africa from the University of Pretoria, South Africa.