The African German Youth Office (AGYO) hosted its first ever workshop since its establishment in 2020. Kaenanua Johny Kahijeta represented Suni e.V. during this event.
The workshop took place from 31st October – 03 November 2022 in Accra Ghana. The main focus of the workshop was on youth exchange programs and youth networking between Germany and various African countries. Therefore 30 participants from Germany and different African countries took part in the workshop. They represented different Non-profit organizations from their respective countries during the event. The workshop focussed on strengthening multipliers for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG`s) and creating awareness on the SDG’s of the Agenda 2030.
Representatives of Non-Government-Organizations (NGO`s) had an opportunity to have a market place session where they could exchange their experiences with others NGO’s about their mandates. Consequently other issues affecting the youths globally and generally were raised and discussed.
After that the two departments of the African German Youth Office namely Teams up! and Team works! with their mandates were introduced to the participants and reports on previous youth exchanges programs were shared with the participants. The next focus for the AGYO is to strengthen SDG’ multipliers and how the previous participants can be multipliers of the SDG’s. An Alumni networking program for AGYO will be created which will include the participants who attended the workshop in Ghana.
„As a confidant representative of Suni e.V my task was to introduce the organization at the market place session. It was a great privilege and honor for me to represent Suni e. V. at such a prestige event which brought together intelligent and focused young fellas around Africa and Germany.“ explained Kaenanua Johny Kahijeta.
Photo: Engagement Global/Jacob Marley (2022) Ghana, Accra
Kahijeta is part of Suni e.V.`s German-Namibian exchange program for Educators. This program is implemented with the Namibian Light for the Children Foundation. The program is sponsored not only by the AGYO, but also by Sparkasse Trier, Entwicklungspolitisches Landesnetzwerk-Rheinland-Pfalz e.V., the Catholic Fond and the Buhmann Foundation.
The AGYO is expected to hold its second conference at the same time next year.