1.3.1 STRATEGIES FOR FUTURE
Youth for Habitat International Network will consider the
recommendations and priorities specified in the national reports to improve the
scope and the impact of work carried out since 1995 when the network became
operational. The continuance of the process of preparing periodical national
reports is necessary for YFHIN to monitor and assess youth contributions in the
implementation of the Habitat Agenda.
Cleansing the District of Guinaw-Rail in the town of Pikine
Deeply disturbed by the spreading out of liquid and solid waste,
this urban area located in the region of Dakar is specially characterized by an
overwhelming lack of a cleansing system. In this respect, the association
MANKOO involved itself in the traditional methods of cleansing.
Voluntary youth groups equipped with old and traditional materials have
succeeded to build up a system of liquid and solid waste management based on
waste water drainage, waste filtering and purifying, and supplying families with
waste bins. With the support of local authorities, they have created water pipes
along the roads for waste water and ravine drainage.
As foreseen in the Plan of Action for Youth launched during the
17th session of the Commission on Human Settlements, YFHIN is
planning to organize a dialogue between youth organizations, members of the
network and those who have been involved in the report preparations process. The
dialogue will aim at formulating strategies at different levels through
comparisons of national reports and through sharing of experiences for the
Istanbul+5 process and beyond.
It is noted that youth in these countries - in four different
regions of the world - have many similarities as regards to their situation and
common problems related to their contributions to the implementation of the
Habitat Agenda. Bearing in mind that common problems need common
approaches, this initiative of preparing national reports has emphasized
the necessity of international cooperation and