Partners supporting the Event
The key partners who will support the event are listed below.
The United Nations Integrated Strategy for the Sahel (UNISS) focusses on key priorities for governance, security and resilience. The initiative is designed to address the root causes of the Sahel crisis whilst simultaneously enhancing national and regional capacities for peace building.
Alliance G5 Sahel
The objective of the Sahel Alliance is to enhance stability and development within the Sahel region. The Alliance is financing and coordinating more than 730 projects with the G5 Sahel countries to address peace and security and economic and social development. The G5 Sahel Alliance statement on climate change can be read here.
UNICEF is a core partner of Generation Unlimited (GenU), a global multi-sector partnership that works to advocate for expanded education, training and employment opportunities for young people aged 10 to 24. Because of the initiative, politicians, CEOs, foundation heads and civic leaders are all recognizing that collaboration with young people is vital for the future.
Voices of Youth in the Sahel Discussion Forum
The Voices of Youth in the Sahel Discussion forum is a project implemented by the Center for Humanitarian Dialogue and co-funded by the European Union and the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The project aims to gather the perceptions and reactions of young people living in 5 Sahelian countries (Burkina Faso, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Chad) and diaspora youth, creating a safe space for sharing experiences and resources.
Sahel Spark Blue
The Sahel Spark Blue platform facilitates an open consultation between the United Nations system and the people of the Sahel. The platform allows the audience to share diverse views and suggestions relating to the United Nations programmes in the Sahel region.
This public debate is hosted by the Directorate-General International Partnership (DG INTPA) under the umbrella of the Youth Summit activities, aimed at ensuring that the voices of European and African Youth are integrated into the 6th AU-EU Summit. Several of the EU youth participating in the debate are part of the ClimatePact network organized by the EU's Directorate-General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA).
EU Directorate General International Partnerships (DG INTPA)
The EU's DG INTPA is responsible for managing the EU’s international partnerships and development policy, with the ultimate goal being to reduce poverty, ensure sustainable development, and promote democracy, human rights, and the rule of law around the world. Among their Youth-focused initiatives and partnership there are: The Youth Sounding Board, the U-Report #YourVoiceYourFuture campaign, and the AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub.
Directorate General for Climate Action (DG CLIMA)
The EU's DG CLIMA is tasked with leading the European Commission's efforts to fight climate change at both the EU and international levels, with the aim of reaching climate-neutrality by 2050. DG CLIMA plays a leading role in developing and facilitating the implementation of cost-efficient policies and legislation to deliver the European Green Deal.