On 24-28 April 2023, the SUN CSN team hosted an in-person retreat in Kenya to welcome the 20 newly selected National Youth Coordinators (NYCs).
The purpose of the retreat was for the NYCs to meet each other and the CSN team. In addition, the retreat served to equip these young individuals with the skills and knowledge they need to build powerful movements of youth activists in their countries.
At the conclusion of the retreat, the National Youth Coordinators have begun developing their action plans to develop their national youth networks.
The Civil Society Network Secretariat will be supporting them to peer-review each other’s plans before revising and strengthening them. These will then be presented to their Civil Society Alliance to discuss areas of alignment between their strategies, and to agree on opportunities for collaboration.
As the National Youth Coordinators begin developing their networks, they will be supported and encouraged by the CSN Secretariat, their CSA, and hoping that the wider SUN Movement will also stand ready to cheer them on as they embark on this important mission for children and young people.