20th April 2016
MINDS 2016 North and West Africa Civic Education Workshop participants
The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) hosted the North and West Africa Civic Education Workshop on the 19th and 20th of April 2016. The workshop, held in Dakar, Senegal, was attended by 28 participants from 18 North and West African countries.
#MINDSWorkshop attendees had the opportunity to engage with Senegalese journalist and Y’en a Marre Founder, Fadel Barro. Y’en a Marre is a movement that was birthed in Senegal and was instrumental in mobilising young people to challenge a government they deemed ineffective.
Award-winning journalist, Sheriff Bojang Jr. from West Africa Democracy Radio (WADR) invited some of the #MINDSWorkshop participants to take part in a radio panel interview. The panel engaged on different issues surrounding youth involvement in elections in their respective countries.
We invite you to listen to the interview here: WADR and MINDS Alumni radio panel election and participation