Youth Connekt 2022: Annual Work Plan, Budget Adopted

This was the main resolution of the first session of the steering committee of the joint Government-UN program, with MINJEC chairing the conclave initiative dubbed the first annual session to validate the work plan for Youth Connekt 2022.

Holding on April 27th 2022 in Yaoundé, the meeting made it possible for analysis to be carried out, in view of the activities proposed for 2022 and making the document realistic, coherent, relevant and contextualized, capable of meeting the expectations.

The major resolution to retain from the meeting is the adoption of the budget, which stands at $ 1,308,266 US dollars, approximately 798,335,750 FCFA. The main contributors to this budget are notably; MINJEC, UNDP and UNFPA.

It revolves around four major axes; the mechanisms for strengthening self-employment, the decent and sustainable integration of young people into the labor market; the values ​​of citizenship, peace and social cohesion are practiced and shared by young people (youth Connekt for peace & youth Connekt community service); the implementation and functionality of inter- and intra-generational connection mechanisms (Youth Connekt Hangout); and the elimination of discriminatory practices, female leadership as well as means of economic empowerment geared towards young girls.

The resident representative of UNDP welcomes the commitment of the Cameroonian government to set up this program and assures us of the determination of all United Nations agencies to implement Youth Connekt. According to him, "the United Nations system is working to ensure that as many young people as possible have access to training, but also to employment".

MINJEC congratulated the project management unit for the work done. “I can say with certainty that the 2022 Annual Work Plan will meet the expectations of Cameroonian youths wherever they are and whatever their category may be".

"The implementation of activities for the 2022 financial year will undoubtedly increase the visibility and readability of the contribution of the Joint Government-UN Youth Cameroon Program for the complete development of the population of the largest population and the most dynamic of our country", Mounouna Foutsou, MINJEC.

Placed under the co-chairmanship of the Minister of Youth and Civic Education and the Resident Representative of the UNDP, the steering committee is responsible for organizing, coordinating and supervising all the activities of the Programme.

It is responsible for providing strategic guidance in the execution of the Joint Programme; reviewing and approving annual work plans and related budgets, activity reports, evaluation reports and the final report; to support the development of partnerships and the mobilization of resources; to decide on the support to be granted to the various partners; to formulate directives for the attention of the Program Management Unit.

Communication Unit, MINJEC


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