GRN - Launch of the National Youth Policy III - 21 July 2021
Namibia’s third National Youth policy was launched on 21 July 2021 by the Minister of Sport, Youth and National Service, Hon. Agnes Tjongarero.
Mainstreaming Youth Development into the National Agenda
Themed ‘Mainstreaming Youth Development into the National Agenda’, the policy provides a framework to mainstream youth issues. Similarly, guiding the entire government, as it intensifies its work for the youth across the four thematic pillars of, Health & Social Welfare, Education & Skills Training, Economic Empowerment & Inclusion, and Civic & Political Participation.
“As the minister responsible for youth affairs, I cannot re-emphasize enough the government‘s commitment to youth empowerment and development. The urgency of youth participation at the top end of policy formulation was highlighted during the review of the National Youth Policy. The youth cannot continue to be job seekers only but must also become creators of employment and other opportunities, to emancipate themselves from the cycles of poverty,” said Minister Tjongarero.
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