According to the government, increasing youth empowerment is necessary to realize the nation’s full social and economic potential.
Elvis Nkandu, the minister for youth and the arts, was speaking at a stakeholder round table discussion in Lusaka with participants from the African Union, Opportunity for Youths in Africa, Food & Agricultural Organization, and the United Nations.
SUZE FILLIPPINI, the FAO country representative, stated during the same event that her organization has highlighted youth as a crucial segment that can realize the nation’s development potential.
According to Ms. FILLIPPINI, FAO sees young people as a resource with the potential to create more sustainable agri-food systems and revitalize the industry.
The UN will safeguard, assist, and provide a platform for the needs of young people, according to UN Resident Coordinator BEATRICE MUTALI.