New Youth Policy Launched to Empower Young People

Malawi national youth policy 2023
Malawi’s President, Dr. Lazarus McCarthy Chakwera, on Tuesday unveiled the “National Youth Policy (2023-2028)” at the Bingu International Convention Centre in Lilongwe. The revised policy was approved by the Malawi Government through the Cabinet on July 19, 2023, replacing the 2013 National Youth Policy.

During the launch, President Chakwera expressed his commitment to closely oversee the implementation of the National Youth Policy (2023-2028) to ensure that the youth’s voices are not only heard but also actively considered. He emphasized the importance of giving youth a platform to voice their opinions and involving them in programs that concern them.

The President said government realises that the youth are critical actors of social transformation and sustainable development as such government is committed to put resources in programs that affect the youth to ensure that they are economically empowered so that they are protected from abuse, violence and exploitation.

The 2023-2028 National Youth Policy, among other things, enables the youth representation at Village Development Committee and Council level.

The official launch of the policy was organized with the primary objectives of raising awareness, facilitating dialogue, and mobilizing support and commitment for the successful implementation of the policy from all stakeholders.

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