Youth and Development in Africa

Report of the Commonwealth Africa Regional Youth Seminar, Nairobi, November, 1969

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Series Title: Youth and Development in the Commonwealth
Publication date: 1 January 1970
ISBN: 978-0-85092-023-9
Pages: 232

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.



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Foreword by Mr. Arnold Smith,
Commonwealth Secretary-General

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

PART 1
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
Finance
Administration

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
Follow-up
Settlement schemes
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
Evaluation
Costs
Leadership training

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

PART II
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.