East African Community Youth Policy
The fact that the youth constitute the largest segment of the population in all Partner States, makes them a critical section of society to forge forward the EAC integration agenda. Therefore, the overall objective of the Youth Policy is to guide the East African Community on the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes to address youth issues in the region while assuring sustainable social, economic and political development.
The policy prescribes strategic priority areas and actions to guide the implementation and address youth challenges. It also articulates the need for harmonising definitions of the youth, related legislation and programmes carried out across the region.