The Dakar Declaration on “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”.

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The International Conference of Parliamentary Networks on Population and Development was held in Dakar, Senegal in November 2016, with one of the outcomes being the commitment by African Parliamentarians to support the implementation of the four pillars of the African Union road map; “Harnessing the Demographic Dividend through Investments in Youth”.

The road map factors in the need to transform the potential of Africa’s large youth population into a demographic dividend, and focuses on four pillars that are critical to increasing investments in youth, driving change and positioning African countries on the path towards harnessing the demographic dividend. See attachment for the committments of the Dakar Declaration.