The Kingdom of Morocco, in collaboration with the Ghana-Morocco Old Students Association (GHAMOSA), hosted the 8th Africa Students and Youth Summit (ASYS) from 20-23 December 2019 in the city of Rabat. Prof Martin Rupiya, ACCORD’s Manager for Training and Innovation, was invited as a speaker for the high-level dialogue entitled, ‘A new culture of work for the future of work in the 4th Industrial Revolution – soft vs hard skills.’ The ASYS is a flagship annual event of the All-Africa Students Union (AASU) which brings together students and youth of African descent from within Africa and the diaspora.
In keeping with the high-level dialogue theme, Prof Rupiya used the platform to also share with participants the Global Peace vision and its plan to continue hosting Inter-Generational Dialogues (IGDs) in 2020 in cities across the world. The IGDs are a pioneering platform where young future leaders dialogue with current leaders on their aspirations for what a better world should look like and offer inputs on how to shape it.
Global Peace further contributed to the summit’s exhibitions, coordinated by its Advocacy and Campaigns Coordinator, Mr Mawuli Kobla Asamani, raising awareness about the initiative and sharing information on the IGDs that have been held in 2018.
The summit itself served as an important platform for students and young people to deliberate and come up with solutions to the challenges that prevent their quest in attaining a prosperous future – which made it an ideal space to contribute to the discussions and engage with youth and academia and exchange ideas on promoting the role of youth in peace processes and the Global Peace agenda.