The debate topic was “Youth Civil Engagement and Voluntarism – The challenges and prospects for social transformation”.
IRDP and FES together invited academia’s, youth activists, NGOS, Experts and media to discuss this topic.
At the beginning of the event, the two speakers Dr. Sylvestre Nzahabwanayo (University of Rwanda) and the Country Director of the UN Volunteer program, Jean de Dieu Sibomana, related their position to this topic.
Both emphasized the importance of the youth participation in volunteering by raising questions like: “How does the Youth define their role in their respective societies?”, ‘What comes after between civic engagement and volunteerism?’ or “How can a young volunteer contribute to social transformation?”
Some of the main conclusions were: