The SAIIA Youth Policy Committee (YPC) was formed in mid-2014 by high school learner and university student alumni of the SAIIA Young Leaders Conference. The objectives of the YPC include: policy input; public outreach and SAIIA programmatic leadership. The work of the YPC also involves building networks with other young people and youth organisations in Africa and around the world.
As young people become more aware of the issues, the goal is for activities to shift from purely being “for youth” to being “with youth”. The YPC advocates for youth advisory panels, youth delegations and other formalised platforms for young voices to be heard at the local, national and international level.