Follow-up of CONFINTEA VI in Africa
The Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA), the Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade and Development (DFATD) and UIL have launched Zankey Faba, an innovative network to focus on the specific needs of vulnerable young people in Africa in the fields of literacy and life skills.
The origin of this initiative is the multi-country research and policy-dialogue process entitled “Literacy and Life Skills Education for Vulnerable Youth”, which was launched in 2010 by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) and UIL. Zankey Faba is a response to the action points developed at the CONFINTEA VI follow-up meeting in Africa.
The platform features a variety of innovative regional experiences, thereby helping to support regional associations and organisations that work with young people. Additionally, thematic notes on policies and practices provide a valuable reference resource for youth programme practitioners from governments and NGOs. Zankey Faba also offers space for discussions among all stakeholders in youth development.