Youth in the politics and governance of their country is undoubtedly a key factor that every society needs to consider.
As an active and innovative force, the youth is endowed with capabilities, outside-the-box thoughts, and creativities that can be employed by society to catalyze socioeconomic progress.
However, youth also face poverty, barriers to education, multiple forms of discrimination, and limited employment prospects and opportunities
For the youth to be involved in governance and political decision-making therefore requires the socio-economic and cultural contexts where there can be a high increase in involving them as major stakeholders as opposed to the older citizens discussing the issues that directly confront them.
But how can the formal and informal engagement of issues that can be beneficial for resilient democracy involve the youth? What are the political processes governments and authorities adapt to enable youth participation? How can the youth themselves realize they are a valuable force to reckon with in the political dispensations of their countries?
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