Rethinking African Development

Under this thematic JENA will endeavour

  • To influence development policy and seek to entrench a development model that is both productive and distributive to the majority, one that is innovative and promotes wealth creation and which effectively addresses youth unemployment, poverty eradication, the ecological crisis.
  • Leverage the resourcefulness of young people in Africa who form over 60% of the African population.
  • Marginalised communities and young people have their livelihood and quality of life improved and prosper socially and economically empowered to find solutions to local problems
  • To ensure that marginalised communities and young people define their own development and participate in finding solutions to their own problems
  • To promote the knowledge economy and the relevant and right innovation