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.

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…

SADC YOUTH SHAPING THE NARRATIVE ON YOUTH AND FORCED DISPLACEMENT IN AFRICA: TRENDS, CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS TOWARDS DURABLE SOLUTIONS

The Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF-SADC) Regional Co- Chair Ms. Maggie Mwape was the head of delegation for SADC youth who attended the Continental Youth Consultations on Youth and Forced Displacements in Africa: Trends, Challenges and prospects towards durable solutions that was held in Kampala, Uganda from 2-3 December 2019. The SAYOF-SADC delegation which participated…

The 3rd Continental Transitional Justice Forum: 24-26 September 2019, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The Southern Africa Youth Forum (SAYoF) SADC participated making key contributions at the 3rd Continental Transitional Justice Forum that was held from 24-26 September, 2019 at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa – Ethiopia. The Continental Transitional Justice Forum is held annually following the inaugural forum held in 2017, as a platform for interacting…