2020 Conference Communique
Communique of the 15th International Research and Development Network of the Children and Youth in Agriculture Programme (CYIAP NETWORK).
The conference held from 9th to 12th March, 2020 at Adeyemi College of Education, Ondo State, Nigeria. The theme of the conference was ‘Engendering Holisitic Development of the African Child’. At the end of the conference, wherein 2 lead papers were presented and about 47 academic presentations made, it was concluded that the African child is equal to any other child from any other part of the world, for example Europe, America, among others. However, there is need to provide equal opportunity and enabling environment for the African child to actively utilize their potentials to the optimum. Other major highlights of the conference included the grand finale of secondary school students’ quiz competition and award presentation to distinguished professionals, captains of industries and traditional ruler who have immensely contributed to child and youth development in Nigeria and beyond, uplifted the agricultural sector and humanity at large.
Emerging points from the conference for policy formulation and adaptation for a holistic development of the African child were as listed.