The Second Annual Summer School for Young Leaders from African Political Parties took place in Kigali, Rwanda, on 6–8 June 2018. The overall theme was ‘Youth participation in political processes: emerging trends of the negative aspects of money in politics’.

The Summer School unfolded in a context that recognized that youth participation in politics, especially by young women, either in the form of direct representation in political structures or within less formal modes of political engagement, remains limited across Africa.

These low levels of active participation and influence by young people unfold in a situation where young people constitute a very large and growing proportion of the general population.


Publication date
10 October 2018
Number of pages
National Consultative Forum of Political Organisations


Executive summary

Introduction. Youth Participation in Political Processes

Welcome and opening remarks

Inaugural address

Session 1. Political corruption and the costs of elections

Session 2. Democratic engagement in technological platforms

Session 3. Money, corruption and state capture

Working groups. Mitigating the impact of money in politics on youth participation


Closing remarks

Annex A. Draft Statement of Commitment

Annex B. Draft recommendations from the Summer School

Annex C. Draft programme

Annex D. Concept note

Annex E. List of participants

About the organizations

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Youth Participation in Political Processes

Second Annual Summer School for Young Leaders from African Political Parties
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