Under a UN-HABITAT initiative, the Nairobi One Stop Youth Information and Resource Centre on Tuesday signed an agreement with the Oslo Youth Centre.
Signed at the ongoing third session of the World Urban Forum, the agreement was the culmination of an engaging networking event on 'Child and Youth Friendly Cities'. It was signed by the Director of Social Services and Housing for the City of Nairobi, Mr. Johnson Nwiga Kariuki and a representative of the Oslo centre, Mr. Masumbuko Moussa.
It is a commitment by the parties to examine urban youth issues and looks at how the Centres for Urban Youth Development, under the Global Partnership Initiative for Urban youth development in Africa (GPI) are seeking solutions to issues of youth in the urban environment.
Mr. Moussa stressed the need to live by the themes of the World Urban Forum (WUF III) as guiding principles and to take action in improving the lives of youth through concrete actions such as creation of more centres. Under the agreement, the parties agreed to identify additional partners in developing and developed countries who wish to be part of the GPI, and to enhance the existing collaboration between the centres through city to city cooperation as well as personnel and information exchanges.
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