Youth and Development in Africa
Report of the Commonwealth Africa Regional Youth Seminar, Nairobi, November, 1969
Report of a youth seminar that brought together experts in the field of youth organisation and training in Commonwealth Africa to share ideas and experiences. The seminar considered the problem of transition from a traditional to a modern society, and how to equip young people with the skills, attitudes and opportunities to make the transference. Topics included: training needs and structure, youth employment, finance, leadership, women, urban youth, young offenders and Commonwealth co-operation. The report will be useful for policy-makers both in government and in civil society.
Foreword by Mr. Arnold Smith,
Preface: Organisation and Activities of the Seminar
Summary of the Main Ideas and Suggestions
Opening Address by the Hon. Mwai Kibaki, M.P., Minister of Commerce and Industry, Government of Kenya
Closing Address by the Hon. E.N. Mwendwa, M.P., Minister of Labour, Government of Kenya
Chapter 1 PROBLEMS AND POLICIES
Training needs and problems
The involvement of young people in policy-making, planning and implementation of youth programmes
Training and employment
Training for special sectors of youth
Chapter II YOUTH TRAINING PROGRAMMES IN RURAL AREAS: Planning and Implementation
The location and structure of training programmes
The content of training programmes: vocational and non-vocational elements
Youth activities of a largely social nature
The role of national youth services
Training and the generation of employment
Problems of Youth settlements
Chapter III OTHER FORMS OF TRAINING
Programmes for urban youth
The role of the formal school
Involvement of university students
Youth programmes and the rehabilitation of young offenders
Programmes for young women
Chapter IV SUPPORTING STRUCTURES: Factors relating to the Development of Programmes
Chapter V INTERNATIONAL CO-OPERATION
(a) The organisation of international co-operation in the field of youth activities
(b) The supply of overseas volunteers
(c) An African Volunteer Force
(d) Commonwealth Co-operation
Chapter VI ADDRESSES BY THE CONSULTANTS
(i) Alec Dickson: "Young People: Needs and Opportunities"
(ii) Archibald Callaway: "New Perspectives on the Youth Employment Problem in African Countries"
(iii) Patrick van Rensburg: "Education and Training in Relation to Rural Development"
Chapter VII A SELECTION OF DOCUMENTS
(i) A.W. Wood: "Vocational and Social Training of Primary School Leavers in the African Countries of the Commonwealth"
(ii) A.W. Wood: "The Experiment at Nyakashaka, Uganda"
(iii) P.G. Batchelor: "Faith and Farm: A Community Orientated Rural Training Project in Nigeria"
(iv) G.W. Griffin: "The role of National Youth Services"
Appendix List of participants, consultants, observers and Secretariat staff.
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