PROMOTING YOUTH PARTICIPATION IN LOCAL GOVERNANCE: “THE ABUSUA FOUNDATION EXPERIENCE”
Youth, as a concept, varies from culture to culture and from society to society.Youth, or young people, form a significant reservoir of human resource potential in Africa. The youth constitute about 30 per cent of the world‟s inhabitants and half of the populations of countries in Africa. Notably, they account for over 30 per cent of Africa‟s labour force. Yet about 20 per cent of Africa‟s young people are unemployed. On the one hand, they are a potential resource for sustainable economic growth and social development. Contrariwise, they have proven to be a source of social tension and conflict when left disengaged and alienated from the conditions necessary for their development as productive citizens.
Promoting Youth Participation