On 23 April 2022, more than 350 young women and men from across Africa participated in the Continental Dialogue on Youth, Peace and Security, hosted by the Government of Burundi. In its capacity as Chair of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) of the African Union (AU) for April 2022, the Government of Burundi hosted the dialogue in Bujumbura and online, with the support of UNDP.

The dialogue aimed to create a space for the 150 virtual and 200 in person participants to connect by sharing practices and innovative ideas for the implementation of the youth, peace and security agenda, both in Burundi and in Africa. With the use of digital tools, young people were able to network and engage beyond cultural or linguistic differences and contribute meaningfully to fruitful discussions on their crucial role as agents of peace in peacebuilding, social cohesion, stability and governance.

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