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CMD-Kenya Launches a National Youth Charter

The Centre for Multiparty Democracy (CMD-Kenya) launched a National Youth Charter on 11th February 2012 at Laico Regency, Nairobi. The publication is a product of the youth project that CMD-Kenya, in partnership with the Danish Liberal Democratic Party/Danish Institute for Parties and Democracy, has been implementing since November 2011.

The Kenya National Youth Charter 2013

During the period, CMD-Kenya held County debates whose agenda was Youth Participation in Politics’ in 43 Counties and convened 27 bilateral workshops with political parties during which young people’s aspirations were documented. It is these issues that informed the formulation of the Charter. The Charter is a policy framework that consolidates youth agenda; guides and proposes policies, programs and actions for youth development and empowerment across all sectors in Kenya.

The function was presided over by CMD-Kenya’s Executive Director, Njeri Kabeberi and was attended by among others, Kenya’s youngest and Eagle Alliance’s Presidential Running Mate Ronnie Osumba. During the launch, Njeri urged young people to use their numerical strength, imagination, ideals and energies toward continued development of Kenyan society. She further challenged young people to emulate the efforts of yester-youth who blossomed on a defined mission and were in the front positions fighting for the country’s liberation mainly during the clamor for multiparty politics and constitutional reforms.

It is anticipated that the Charter will contribute significantly toward changing the patterns of youth involvement in development discourse in Kenya. It will catalyze, inform and advocate for the rights of youth and channel their energy, drive and potential towards serving the country as agents of change.

The Kenya National Youth Charter 2013