Swisscontact Skills to Build Project Recognized by CNJ for Youth Engagement in Global Action

On August 12th, the National Youth Council (CNJ) of Maputo City held a celebration ceremony to commemorate International Youth Day, which brought together about 50 participants. This event was attended by the Secretary of State of Maputo City, Sheila Afonso, and partners of CNJ Maputo City. During the event, some individuals and partners who stood out in the cause of Youth were honoured. For his remarkable role, Swisscontact through the project Skills to Build project, he was one of the honourees.

The CNJ is the coordinating organization for national youth associations and their interlocutor with the government and other public and private organizations and has signed a partnership agreement with Swisscontact Mozambique, the Skills to Build project since 2017 to provide information on vulnerable young people who will participate in vocational training in the construction sector. 

The theme of International Youth Day 2020, “Youth Engagement for Global Action” seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people at the local, national and global levels is enriching national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced.

The Skills to Build project is funded by Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC), Medicor Foundation and the City of Zurich.