REPORT ON THE BENEFITS OF LAND GOVERNANCE FOR YOUTH IN AFRICA (CIGOFA) 2020

The year two thousand and twenty, the month of December from the seventeenth to the nineteenth day, in the Conference Room of the Hotel NOAHGARDEN, in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, was held the first edition of the International Conference on Land Governance for the Benefit of Youth in Africa (CIGOFA) Co-organized by NELGA Francophone West Africa and Youth Initiative for Land in Africa (YILAA), a youth dynamic united around Land in Africa, in partnership with the ‘University of Abomey-Calavi. The main theme of this conference was: «Youth and land governance, challenges and prospects for a sustainable economy of African States» This conference was part of the framework of enlightening both national and international public opinion on the real impacts and potential of the role of young people in land governance. The conference brought together around fifty participants including the politico-administrative and traditional Beninese authorities, higher and university institutions, private sector actors, representatives of state technical services such as the Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and de la Pêche (MAEP), technical and financial partners such as GIZ, civil society organizations working in the field of the environment, the media (television, written press and radio stations), as well as members of the coordination and focal points of Yilaa from different African countries (BENIN, BURKINA FASO, COTE D’IVOIRE, GHANA, KENYA, MALI, NIGERIA, DR CONGO, SENEGAL).It should be noted that this conference was broadcast live via Zoom to allow the various members of Yilaa and supporters to follow us and participate.

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