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.
Introduction. Youth Participation in Political Processes
Welcome and opening remarks
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
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