13 Dec EAC Youth Policy
The East Africa Community Youth Policy 2013 (EAYCP) is a plan of action adopted by East Africa Community (EAC) Council of Ministers on Youth matters.One of the considerations by the EAC Forum of Ministers that led to the development of the policy was the need for regional strategies on challenges in the areas of Gender, Youth, Children, Social Protection and Community Development, including Gender Based Violence (GBV), the need to harmonize Gender, Youth and Children policies, women and youth empowerment through skills development and life skills programmes, and community empowerment to facilitate effective participation in social development programs.
The Forum of Ministers identified several strategies among them; development of appropriate structures, policies and laws to improve youth participation; increased opportunities for vocational education and training, establishment of vulnerability indices and capacity building for communities. Upon approval of the recommendations of the East Africa forum ministers in their several meetings the EAYCP is one
of the policies that was approved.