Global Partnership for Effective Development Corporation (GPEDC) (sub title)

OAYouth believes that accelerating the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals and Africa Union’s Agenda 2063 require accountable and prudent resource use. Africa must move from Aid based development to development corporation , and in areas where the Official Development Assistance (ODA)  is applied, the focus should be on intergenerational accountability and Aid effectiveness.



In our programming and advocacy, we promote and  demonstrate how effective and innovative partnerships with specific emphasis on results can promote development and achievement of SDGs. We borrow heavily from the Global Partnership for Effective Development Corporation (GPEDC)  and its principles of 1. Ownership of development priorities by developing countries

  1. Focus on results, 3. Inclusive development partnerships and 4. Transparency and accountability to each other


Our main focus under development cooperation is  based on the engagement in the Global Partnership for Effective Development Corporation processes as a champion of voices of the young people.  We were proactively engaged in second High Level Meeting on Global Partnership for Effective Development Corporation held in Nairobi between 26th November and 1st December, 2016 in Nairobi. Our involvement  was aimed at enhancing and maximizing youth participation and involvement, globally, in the HLM2 and post HLM2 Process.  The Youth Roadmap was coordinated by Organization of Africa Youth, as the youth focal point, and worked the Kenyan National Treasury and the Department of Youth Affairs.

We carried out;

  1. Youth Consultative Process towards the HLM2 Youth Statement
  2. Youth Participation at HLM2
  3. Online and Massive Social Media engagement reaching thousands of youth
  4. Drafting and presenting to the plenary  the Nairobi Youth Statement

During the HLM2, we also hosted a side event titled ‘Partnership for Youth and Adolescents Health for Economic Empowerment’ in partnership with Umma University, Impacting Youth Trust, UNAIDs and Center for the Study of Adolescents. The focus was:

  • To show how community informatics model can be used to experiences, knowledge and emerging issues around development cooperation with focus on result in youth and adolescents health for economic empowerment
  • To show how partnerships in youth and adolescents health provide a viable means  of SDGs implementation
  • To explore various challenges & solutions in development cooperation for result oriented youth and  adolescents health

The key outcome of the HLM2 was development of a mechanism to monitor youth empowerment, one of our main asks for the forum. The outcome document ( states commitments by the governments to “strengthen capacity and create the space and necessary mechanisms for the meaningful participation of children and youth in the implementation n and the monitoring of the 2030 Agenda at the local, national and international  level”.

Organization of Africa Youth, a member of the core HLM2 planning committee and HLM2 youth focal point as well as  Addis Ababa Action Agenda on Financing for Development (AAAA) youth representative is currently engaged in consultations to create a broad-based consultation strategy to implement the HLM2 outcome with a focus on a ‘Youth Indicator’



HLM2 You Tube Clips

Youth Forum


OAY Regional President, Patson Malisa


Gladiator session where Kenyan  Coordinator presented the Global Youth Forum Statement