The Youth Town Hall is organized by Africa-Asia Youth Foundation India chapter in association with the Nigerian High Commission, New Delhi  to promote and develop youth based programs and formulate an achievable strategic plan for SDG’s in sync with the United Nations SDG’s Agenda 2030.

In this spirit, AAYFO successfully launched its Centre for Learning, Social Enterprise & Innovation on November 8th, 2019 at Delhi University in presence of His Excellency, Dr. Christopher Nwanoro, Minister Counsellor, Nigeria High Commission; Ms. Indrayani Mulay, Deputy Director, Confederation of Indian Industry; Professor Rabi Narayan Kar, Principal, SLC, Delhi University and other stakeholders.

In line with the success of the event, AAYFO wishes to organize a Youth Town Hall at the Nigeria High Commission, New Delhi on 5th February,2020 from 10:00 AM.

The purpose of the event is to develop and strengthen cooperation between youth and other potential stakeholders, to promote the establishment and strengthen ties of friendship and solidarity between participants, to discuss items on the agenda and ensure their follow up at national and international level. This event will act as another step taken by AAYFO to draw on youth experiences with addressing development-related issues in order to identify means through which youth can play a role in the implementation process of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development as well as ponder upon the Follow up and Review process.

AAYFO as an independent organization feels itself accountable to engage in many different activities to promote and protect the implementation of the SDGs within the context of promoting greater understanding, awareness and respect for these goals. In a similar manner and in accordance with the functions and responsibilities, AAYFO can leverage its functions to make distinctive and valuable contributions to the implementation and follow-up and review process of the SDGs, thereby facilitating the creation of enhanced accountability mechanisms.

Proceedings of the Youth Town Hall, 2020

Venue: Conference Room, Nigeria High Commission, New Delhi

Date: 5th February, 2020

Time: 10:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Event Overview

25 Participants from the African Diaspora and 25 Participants from the Asian Diaspora will be invited and selected using an application mechanism comprising of questions related to the below mentioned strands.

  • After selecting the top 50 youth representatives, pre-event modules of all the strands will be shared with the selected delegates. The objective of sharing the pre-event module is to spread awareness of the current scenario among the youth selected.

  • On the day of the Youth Town Hall, Brainstorming Sessions on the following five strands will be piloted:

  • Education

  • Entrepreneurship

  • Poverty and Vocational Training & Skill Development

  • Gender Equality

  • Public Policy

  • During the brainstorming sessions, solutions of all the five strands will be proposed by the youth involved. After identifying the proposed solutions, AAYFO will come up with an enhanced problem-solving model and the team will organize Delegation Visit(s) with partner embassies so as to implement the model proposed and find variances in the model to enhance the actual implementation of the strategies proposed by AAYFO.

  • After the Town Hall, formal reports will be prepared and will be shared with the Government of India, like-minded impact making Non-Profits, partner Government Institutions and other relevant stakeholders that can leverage positive impact(s) on all stakeholders associated.

Expected Outcomes of the Youth Town Hall

Outcome 1

  • Render a common platform for fruitful discussions on the strands identified.

Outcome 2

  • Adding value to the voices and opinions of the youth involved from different walks of life.

Outcome 3

  • Conceiving and administering a support network of selected youth delegates comprising of students, research scholars and working professionals.

Outcome 4

  • Incubating an action plan for pilot project(s) implementation at grassroots in collaboration with Partner Embassies and Government Institutions.

Outcome 5

  • Forging a manifesto for openness to alternative perspectives, skills, sincerity, commitment and community immersion for all the delegates involved.

Outcome 6

  • Curating a list of suggestions and undertake feedback and


Ms. Habiba Hasnah Hermanadi

Habiba is a research associate working under the Institute of International Studies. She’s currently pursuing her graduate degree from the Department of Political Science, University of Delhi. Her research is focused on foreign policy analysis, gender and politics, and political violence. Aside from researching Habibah is also the President of the Indonesian Students’ Association in New Delhi.

Ms. Habiba Hasnah Hermanadi, Speaker - Youth Town Hall 2020

Myrrha Tanya Tadiwanashe Mususa

Myrrha is a 3rd year student of Sharda University, pursuing BSc Medical Imaging Technology. Passionate about social work, she has volunteered with various NGOs across during her course of her studies in India. She was the Education Director, Association of African Students in India (AASI) and presently serves as the Assistant Resource Director, Africa-Asia Youth Foundation.

Shivam Shukla

Graduated in Economics from Kirori Mal College in 2018. There, he dabbled with working on social entrepreneurship projects while leading the college unit of an international non-profit, Enactus. Continuing his interest in the social sector, he worked for a year at an international advocacy and communications firm, on projects funded by Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Ford Foundation. During this time, he developed a two-year long curriculum to build aspirations of girls from blue-collar communities to pursue professions, that are traditionally dominated by men. He also designed high-level communication campaigns and worked with celebrities like Arjun Kapoor on milestone days, such as International Women’s Day. He is currently pursuing Young India Fellowship from Ashoka University and is planning to join the social sector again upon its completion.

Shivam Shukla, Young India Fellow Ashoka University, Speaker Youth Town Hall


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