The Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC) is a coordinating body and a regional platform for youth and youth organizations in SADC, SAYoF-SADC works with the SADC Secretariat, and is a youth representative in the SADC-CNGO. SAYoF-SADC is founded based on the increasing demand by young people to be important players and stockholders in regional processes, proffer solidarity at national and regional level, participation in sustainable transformation and in the agenda set by SADC Heads of State, the SADC Secretariat, SADC organs among other regional and International stakeholders, using the Youth Development Model (YDM). The Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC) is the primary convener of the SAYoF-SADC Youth Forum and the SADC Youth Parliament. SAYoF-SADC is the Africa Focal Point in United Nations Major Group for Children and Youth (UNMGCY-Migration) and a member of the Africa Youth Front on Coronavirus (Covid-19), a high-level policy and advocacy framework set by the African Union (AU) for young people to co-lead Africa’s response to Covid-19. SAYoF-SADC is also leading work on: Youth Leadership and Governance, Transitional Justice and Peace Building, Climate Change and Environment, Business and Entrepreneurship, Disability, Effective Development Cooperation and Integration in the Region. SAYoF-SADC sits in the SADC-CNGO Regional Committee on Africa Charter for Democracy, Election and Governance (ACDEG) representing young people in the region SAYoF-SADC is composed of youth organizations, young people and formations working in all SADC member states, taking advantage of their diversity and innovativeness to transform lives at regional and national level. SAYoF believes that, youth in the SADC Region should be stakeholders, stockholders and leaders not only beneficiaries of regional and state resources as indicated in the Youth Development Model (YDM). SAYoF believes real transformation is when young people are sustainably part of the development trajectory and are at the center of policies and instruments by SADC and its member states.

Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC) Call for Committee Members to plan and coordinate the upcoming 2nd SADC Youth Parliament and SADC Youth Forum

The Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC) has opened a call for SADC Youth to apply to be Committee members to plan and coordinate the upcoming 2nd SADC Youth Parliament and the SADC Youth Forum. The call for Committee Members will be from the 16th of June 2020 till Sunday 21st June 2020 at 1600hours (CAT).…

Special Address and International Workers Day Message by African Union Commission (AUC), Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology, H.E Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor.

To mark the International Workers Day commemorations, the SAYoF-SADC activities to honor the African Youth Health Workers were graced by the special address and message from Commissioner H.E Prof. Sarah Anyang Agbor responsible for Human Resources, Science and Technology at African Union Commission (AUC). The address was made at 1230 hours Central African Time (CAT)…

The Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC) celebrated and honored African Youth Health Workers and Volunteers on 01 May 2020 under the #OurCovidIcons campaign.

The Southern African Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC), a Regional platform for Youth and Youth Organizations in the SADC Region under the African Union Youth Division’s #1MillionBy2021 initiative ran a campaign on 01 May 2020 on International Workers Day to honor and celebrate the Young Frontline Health Workers and Volunteers across Africa who are fighting the Coronavirus.…

Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC) to honor African Youth Health Workers and Volunteers on 01 May 2020- Workers Day

The Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC) will be celebrating Young Frontline Health Workers and Volunteers #OurCovidIcons on 01 May 2020: Workers Day. This initiative is also coming under the Engagement pillar of the African Union Youth Division’s 1 Million By 2021 initiative. Young Artists, Young Professionals, Young Politicians, Youth Activists, Youth Leaders, Students, Youth Entrepreneurs,…

Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC) selected to represent African Youth in the United Nations Major Group on Children and Youth (UNMGCY) Migration Working Group

The Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC) was selected to represent African Youth in the United Nations Major Group on Children and Youth (UNMGCY) Migration Working Group. SAYoF-SADC will be represented by two SADC representatives, Ms. Bosa Sebele from Botswana who is also the SAYoF-Botswana Country Director as well as Mr. Ronald Tatenda Magomo from Zimbabwe who is also the SAYoF Regional Advocacy and Communications Manager. These two representatives now join the Coordination team as Regional Focal Points for Africa.

Taking Innovation, Science and Technology to another level: Youth Bootcamp on Artificial Intelligence and Robotics for Sustainable Development in Africa

As part of activities to mark the 6th Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, 200 young people from diverse backgrounds participated during the Youth Bootcamp on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Robotics for Sustainable Development in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe from 22-23 February 2020. With the aim to target technologies that are not usually exploited, the training…

One Year After Cyclone Idai and Kenneth: SADC Organizations’ Moment of Solution-Oriented Reflection

A network of Civic Organisations working in Southern Africa took it upon themselves to reflect on one-year after Cyclone Idai. The regional conference which is themed, “After Idai and Kenneth – Rethinking the SADC Community Disaster Preparedness, Response & Recovery Model”,  is co-organized by Southern Africa Trust (SAT), Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF), SADC Council…

Documentary of the Community Pre-Meeting on Disaster Preparedness and Climate Resilience

This Documentary captures the Pre-meeting on Disaster Preparedness and Climate Resilience proceedings of 23 December 2019 in Manicaland Province, Zimbabwe which was convened by a network of partnering National and Regional Organizations which have partnered to rethink the Disaster preparedness of Southern Africa Development Development Community (SADC) Member States and how to develop an increased…