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Simuka Africa’s Best Practice on Good Governance & Anti-Corruption

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This presentation was made by Zekiya Ezekiel Mudimu from the Simuka Africa Youth Association in Zimbabwe and sent in during the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum in Brussels on 27 May 2010. It …

This presentation was made by Zekiya Ezekiel Mudimu from the Simuka Africa Youth Association in Zimbabwe and sent in during the Global Youth Anti-Corruption Forum in Brussels on 27 May 2010. It summarises what Simuka Africa is doing, and discusses the differences and the evolution between what is happening now and what future we are aiming for in the fight against corruption and the aim to have good governance.

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  • 1. Simuka Africa’s Best Practice on Good Governance & Anti-Corruption
    • PRESENTATION MADE BY
    • ZEKIYA EZEKIEL MUDIMU
    • SIMUKA AFRICA YOUTH ASSOCIATION
    • ZIMBABWE
  • 2. PROJECT TITLE
    • YOUNG PEOPLE BUILDING A COMMON FUTURE TOGETHER PROJECT
  • 3. CURRENT SITUATION
    • Decisions On Key National Issues Are Made Using:
    • Political Party Lines
    • By means of corrupt methods (Bribery)
    • Nepotism (Whom You Know)
    • Top Down Approach (Oblivious of Youth)
    • Patriarchy (Traditional Male Line Structures)
  • 4. CURRENT SITUATION Cont
    • Important National Matters Are Concluded And Implemented Without Due Processes Of:
    • Consultation (including media blackout)
    • Consensus
    • Unanimity or
    • Inclusion
    • Transparency
    • Accountability
    • Professionalism
    • But they are usually unilateral and exclusive
  • 5. CURRENT SITUATION Cont
    • Consequences Of Prevailing Malpractices:
    • Incompetent Leadership and lack of succession
    • Voter apathy among young people
    • Poverty
    • Conflict and Violence
    • Underdevelopment
    • Misallocation of resources and deprivation
    • Injustice and Abuse of office
    • Breeding ground for corruption
    • Marginalization of vulnerable groups (young people)
  • 6.
    • Key Elements and Ingredients:
    • Good governance
    • Participation and Involvement in Decision Making
    • Corruption -free structures , systems and processes
    • Free and fair methods of choosing leadership
    • Transparency
    • Equality
    • Effective decision making
    • Free flow of Information
    THE FUTURE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WANT
  • 7. THE FUTURE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WANT Cont
    • The Above elements and ingredients should lead to:
    • Peace and Stability
    • Development and Prosperity
    • Vibrant Democratic Institutions
    • Accountable Leadership
    • Equal access to resources and opportunities
    • Upliftment of living standards
    • Greatest happiness for the greatest number
  • 8. THE FUTURE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WANT Cont
    • Current Key Interventions to Deliver the Future that the Young People Want:
    • Youth Platforms to marshal young people’s energies, enthusiasm and passion towards creating a common future
    • Taking the initiative and courage to go forward e.g. taking part in elections at all levels
    • Raising young people’s national, regional and global consciousness
    • Engaging other parties
    • Relationship building across various divides
    • Skilling of youth and developing their genius
  • 9. THE FUTURE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WANT Cont
    • Challenges being encountered:
    • Resources
    • Space
    • Legislations and Policies
    • Structures
    • Culture, attitudes and beliefs
    • Language
  • 10. THE FUTURE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WANT Cont
    • Opportunities for success:
    • Willing and able donors
    • Existing youth networks
    • Number, energy and passion
    • A pool of young elite
    • Technological advancements
    • Propensity to dream
    • Readiness to learn
    • Receptive to change
  • 11. THE FUTURE THE YOUNG PEOPLE WANT Cont
    • Recommendations:
    • Capacity building of youth associations, networks and organizations
    • Donors should seriously consider partnering with youth serving and led organizations to bring about a new global order
    • Youth organizations should not underestimate the task at hand and should demonstrate that young people can do it
    • YES YOUNG PEOPLE CAN DO IT!!
  • 12. THANK YOU
    • YES YOUNG PEOPLE CAN DO IT