“Investing in the youth to harness the demographic dividend”

Progress and Prospects

Warwick Hotel, Brussels

Thursday 5 October 2017
09:00 – 19:00


TimeAgenda itemSpeaker/Moderator

Session 1: Communication experts, the voice to put the spotlight on the demographic dividend

08:00 – 09:00 Arrival and installation of guests
09:00 – 09:30Setting the stage
Introductory remarks
Welcome remarks
Overall facilitator
09:30 – 10:30Briefings and Presentations on
i) Demographic Dividend Concept
ii) African Union Roadmap
iii) SWEDD Project
Executive Secretary of CREFAT
SWEDD Coordinator
10:30 – 11:15Open discussion
Engagement with the artists
Overall facilitator
Coumba Gawlo Seck
11:15 – 11:30Coffee Break

11:30–13:00Bringing it all together: Journalists and Artists to take forward the demographic dividend
Validation of the demographic dividend Action Plan of the network of communicators
Overall facilitator

13:00 – 14:30Lunch Break

Session 2: Inter-generational and multi-sectoral dialogue on the demographic dividend

14:30 – 15:00Arrival and installation of guests
15:00 – 16:00Official opening
  • Introductory remarks
  • Linking the dialogue with Rebranding Africa: Fostering the partnership with young people, private and public sector to harness the demographic dividend

Overall facilitator

President of Rebranding Africa
Acting Executive Director, UNFPA
16:00 – 16:45Davos style panel
  • Progress in the implementation of the AU roadmap and prospects for the youth
  • Assessment of funding needs for implementing the AU roadmap on the demographic dividend
  • Role of the private sector in implementing the AU roadmap
  • Mechanisms for extending and replicating SWEDD at national and continental level, with a particular emphasis on Public Private Partnerships (PPP)

Overall facilitator
Representative of AfriYan

Minister of Economy, Chad
Minister of Population, Niger

President of GBCHealth

Regional Director, WCARO
Representative, Private Sector
16:45 – 17:30Open discussion: Learning from the others
Experiences of other countries and partners
Overall facilitator
17:30 – 17:45Coffee Break
17:45 – 18:30Town Hall conversation
“Opportunities for empowering the youth to capture the Demographic Dividend: scaling up the SWEDD project”
Overall facilitator
Young people in the diaspora and via video link
18:30 – 19:00Summary of the day
Vote of thanks

Overall facilitator
Acting Executive Director, UNFPA
19:30Cocktail at the Warwick offered by the organizers