Over the years, I have taken note of Young Professionals and students from African, Caribbean and Pacific regions living abroad about their concerns .I have also listened to the conversations, the arguments and participated in youth empowerment programs around the world. Wherever I go, I come across young people from the ACP regions who have the capacity and the zeal to impact their communities. Even in the diaspora, I have comes across young Africans who are already profoundly impacting their societies. As United Nations Youth delegate from Ghana I am inspired by the stories, challenges, and the dreams of these young people, particularly people from Africa, Caribbean and the Pacific regions to come together on putting the youth at the center of the post-2015 development agenda. It is the time we make post - 2015 development agenda a meaningful and inclusive youth participation. I believe in the ability of the young people in the scheme of things. The youth of today are the sentinel of development, the hub of our thinking processes, the engine that will power our development process . Therefore, governments should merge the untapped ideas of the youth with government policies for our forward movement. I urge the international community to consider a framework that links youth empowerment and development to national development goals and priorities . Governments should also explore innovative ways to mobilize our national resources with a view of integrating the youth in putting their ideas into productive ventures. We therefore need to encourage a world of collaboration and competition else we will never reach sustainability. I conclude by saying, there is no young person until one waits for tomorrow.
-Sarfo Adu-Kwame, Youth Delegate of Ghana