Centre for the Coordination of Youth Activities in collaboration with the Ministry of Youth Affairs and National Youth Commission organized a one day national youth consultative conference on the 5th EU-Africa Summit that is scheduled to take place in Ivory Coast on the 28-29 November this year with the theme “YOUTH”. The conference was held on Wednesday 19th July 2017, at Kona Lodge, Freetown. The consultation brought together over 75 young people aged 18 – 35 from District Youth Councils, National Youth Council, youth groups, civil societies, MDAs and the media from the fourteen districts of Sierra Leone. The one day national youth consultative conference was funded by the European Union.
In the margins of the ASEAN Biodiversity Heroes Award Ceremony, held in Metro Manila on 7 August 2017, the EU and ASEAN launched the EU-ASEAN Youth Video Competition #MyNatureMyHero focusing on biodiversity conservation in the ASEAN region.
The Delegation of the European Union (EU) to Tanzania, in collaboration with the Ministry of Energy and Minerals (MEM), is facilitating the preparation of an Energy Performance Regulatory Framework for large buildings, including Energy Performance Certification guidelines. The assignment is supported through the EU Technical Assistance Facility for the Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) initiative – Eastern and Southern Africa. The EU is already a long standing partner supporting the energy sector in Tanzania. The EU has scaled up its engagement in the sector with Energy selected as one of the three focal areas for support under the EU-Tanzania cooperation framework for 2014-2020 (11th EDF), with a total allocation of EUR 180 million.