UN-Habitat is extremely proud and delighted to be present at this years’ edition of the East Africa Cup. As a new partner, UN-Habitat organizes and runs daily workshops on Youth & Urbanization with young people from different communities in East Africa region.
East Africa Cup kicked off today in beautiful Moshi, Tanzania, just under the Kilimanjaro Mountain. With close to 2000 participants, dozens of organizations behind the steering wheel and great number of volunteers, it is the biggest sport for development event in Africa.
Young people from different communities in Tanzania, Kenya, Zambia and Uganda come for a week of fun, learning and sharing in a vibrant multicultural environment. Boys and girls compete in football, volleyball and sitting volleyball competitions while learning about leadership, urbanization challenges, AIDS prevention or conflict resolution. The evenings are set for cultural exchanges with young people performing, dancing and singing all while making new friendships across the borders.
The EAC organizers remember the bigger picture too, running first aid, safeguarding, coaching and media training sessions prior to the event. This way, so many more young people and community leaders can be involved in the event, even though playing football or volleyball may not be their thing. The diversity of people present is electric and present and excellent opportunity to share experiences and form new partnerships. UN-Habitat is really excited to be invited into this family and is ready to play an active part in successful execution of EAC 2015.
To learn more about the East Africa Cup 2015, check http://www.facebook.com/eastafricacup .