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About Us

We’ve been here since 2019.

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Our Patron

Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo
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About the patron

H. E. Dr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo

H. E. Dr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo is a Ghanaian who has served as the President of Ghana since 7 January 2017. In 2020, he was re-elected for his second term, which will end on January 6, 2025. H. E. Dr. Akufo-Addo previously served as Attorney General from 2001 to 2003 and as Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2003 to 2007 under the Kufuor-led administration. He is currently serving his second term as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

Chairman, Democrat Union of Africa (DUA)

McHenry Venaani

McHenry Venaani is a Namibian politician and the president of the Popular Democratic Movement, a party with sixteen seats in the National Assembly of Namibia and one seat in the National Council of Namibia. Chairman Venaani has been a member of the National Assembly from 2002 to 2010, in 2014, and since 2015. At the time of his appointment in 2002, he was Namibia's youngest MP.

McHenry Venaani
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Meet the board

Louisa Atta-Agyemang
Ghana

President

Gwamaka Stafford Mbughi
Tanzania

Vice President

Inna Kovia Vetarera Hengari (MP)
Namibia

Secretary-General

Heads of Committee

Ruth Anyango Bolo
Kenya (KANU)

Chairperson , International Relations Committee

Samuel Daniel Chemane
Mozambique (MDM)

Chairman , Gender and Human Rights Committee

Hellen Laija Sisya
Tanzania (CHADEMA)

Chairperson, Communications and Information Committee

Maxwell Bongani Luthuli
South Africa (ACDP)

Chairman, Legal and Constitutional Committee

Edgar Chipalanjira
Malawi (MCP)

Chairman, Elections and Elections Monitoring Committee

About Us

Background of Young Democrat Union of Africa.

The Young Democrat Union of Africa, as the youth wing of the Democratic Union of Africa, YDUA is an alliance of all youth wings of all the centre-right political parties across the African continent. The Young Democrat Union of Africa brings together a wide range of members with amiable histories, diverse culture but comparable political ideologies and traditions, unified by a collective commitment to freedom, and to fight for social democracy. The union has over 22 member political parties spread out across the African region.

 

The union is privileged to have His Excellency the President of Ghana, H. E. Dr. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo as the patron of the union. YDUA is run by a democratically elected executive board. A number of committees are appointed to be responsible for the smooth running of the union’s thematic priority areas. Currently the President of YDUA, Ms. Louisa Atta-Agyemang, is a Ghanaian and a staunch member of the New Patriotic Party Youth Wing.  The Vice President, Gwamaka Stafford Mbughi, is a Tanzanian and a member of the CHADEMA party national campaign team. The Secretary General of the Union is a Namibian Member of Parliament, Hon. Inna Hengari.

 

The union organized its first major event in 2020, where it planned its activities and to forge a better future for the union and its members. The event, Conference and Election Monitoring, was held under the theme “Consolidating democracy in Africa: YDUA at the forefront of Transparent and Impartial Elections”. The event was held from 2nd to 8th December, 2020 in Accra Ghana. The event was hosted at Fiesta Royale with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation - Ghana and the New Patriotic Party. Earlier that year (2020), the first elections were held to constitute the first executive board for YDUA. Prior to that we had met in Ivory Coast, with all the youth wings of member parties, which marked our first meeting. Subsequently the union has organized capacity building workshops for the youth wings of center-right political parties with the support of the Konrad Adenauer Foundation. It is the fervent expectation of the union to build stronger ties to ensure that it is able to achieve its mandate.

Our Vision

Our foresight.

To be the leading youth front committed to promoting the centre-right ideology and democratic rule geared towards sustainable development in Africa

Our Mission

Our overarching mission. Our prospect.

To engage young people through projects, campaigns and programmes as active members in national, continental and global politics, geared towards sustainable development.

Our Objectives

Our Intent.

  1. To promote centre-right ideologies through carefully planned projects and programmes.
  2. To enhance support for democratic rule and respect for human right.
  3. To build a coalition of support for members to ensure the success of member political parties.
  4. To build capacity of members.
  5. To promote unity among member parties.
  6. 6. To be fully engaged in the struggle against discrimination, exploitation and domination which inhibits socio-economic development.
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AFRICAN YOUNG PEOPLE AS LEADERS OF CHANGE

From the President.

H. E. LOUISA ATTA-AGYEMANG

" Our commitment to see many young people taking active role in Africa’s democracy is one that requires us to join the conversation at all levels of governance."

Get to know us

Our DNA

Vision

To be the leading youth front committed to promoting the centre-right ideology and democratic rule geared towards sustainable development in Africa.

Mission

To engage young people through projects, campaigns and programmes to become active members in national, continental and global politics, thereby becoming agents of sustainable development.

Values

We stand for Integrity, advocating for Equity, embracing Democracy and championing Pan Africanism.

Inspiration

We are inspired by the many actions and commitment by young people to create a sustainable and globally relevant ‘Africa’.

Our Partners

Our capable affiliates

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