Africa Youth Trust has embarked on the implementation of this program within the Member states of East Africa and selected countries in Southern Africa. Development effectiveness program seeks to monitor the progress of Busan Principles signed by various countries and organizations around the world. The Busan Partnership agreement is a consensus that a wide range of governments and organizations have expressed their support for. It offers a framework for continued dialogue and efforts to enhance the effectiveness of development co-operation.
AYT has formed a Youth Reference Group for Development Effectiveness which comprises youth organizations from East and Southern Africa. In May 2016, AYT brought together representatives of this reference group and conducted a capacity building workshop in Nairobi. They now serve as trainers on the concept of Aid and Development effectiveness and are committed to ensuring domestication of the development effectiveness agenda in their respective countries. The youth reference group is also tasked with monitoring and advocating for involvement of youth in the development effectiveness agenda in Africa.
The youth reference group for development effectiveness are currently involved in the preparation of the Global Partnership for effective Development Cooperation High Level Meeting 2 (HLM 2) that will be held in Nairobi in November 2016.
AYT to represent interests of the youth in the HLM2 meeting of the Global partnership towards Inclusive and Accelerated Implementation of the 2030 Agenda
AYT through its SheCAN school clubs held an inter-schools debate in Mukuru. The students debated on a wide range of themes related to the Safety and Security of women and girls in public spaces as well as School related Gender Based Violence (SRGBV)