Youth for development

an African Perspective

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This publication is a report of a workshop on National Youth Programmes and National Youth Services held in Accra, Ghana in March 1975. The workshop examined national youth programmes and national service schemes and determined future developments and priorities in this field. The workshop was attended by Directors of National Youth Programmes and National Youth Services from ten African countries, as well as by representatives from India, Jamaica and Malaysia whose participation provided an inter-regional exchange of experience. The ILO was represented in the capacity of observer. Lead papers, which are reproduced in Chapter 2, were presented by four African scholars in order to provide a background, in the context of national development, for the Programmes discussed. Country papers were presented by each of the participating delegations and are reproduced in Appendix I. Recommendations for Commonwealth action are also included.



The Workshop – Objectives, Structure and Basic Issues

The purpose of the Workshop was to review the conduct of the several National Youth Programmes and National Youth Service Programmes in operation in the various countries which constitute the African region of the Commonwealth, to examine their scope, and to determine the nature and extent of such modifications as might be desirable in each case in order to enhance its effectiveness in the pursuit of national development.


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