The Joining Forces Alliance says there is need for all decision-makers across Africa to ensure that children are actively involved in decision-making.
Alliance Chairperson Simba Machingaidze said that this will help children to voice their views and experiences on the issues that affect them.
Mr. Machingaidze said that, he believes by working with children their problems will be understood and solutions will be found.
“To achieve the Agenda 2040 aspirations and create an Africa fit for children, there is an urgent need for all decision-makers across the continent to ensure that children are actively involved in decision-making regarding issues that affect their well-being such as Food and Nutrition Security, Social Protection “, he said.
He called for commitment from African Leaders to enhance children’s participation in all matters that affect their wellbeing during the 4th Africa Union Mid-Year Coordinating meeting.
“We believe it is important to work with children if we are to understand their problems. We also want to ensure that children are seen and heard during the meetings on progress made by leaders towards creating an Africa fit for Children”, he added.