NEPAD e-Africa Youth Programme, organised by the e-Africa Commission in conjunction with the South African Department of Communications, focused on sharing views youth involvement in development, is initiated in Africa for information sharing and to create awareness on information society in the African continent.
The main objective of the programme is to build a cadre of youth who will serve as active participants in building an inclusive information society in order to reduce the digital divide. The programme will be linked to the NEPAD e-Schools programme and governments will form the programme focal points in their respective countries. Youth participants at the meeting decided to set up an Internet portal for information sharing on matters such as career guidance, skills development, learning materials and funding mechanisms. The programme will also address health and poverty issues using English, French, Portuguese and Arabic, some of Africa’s official languages.