Youth Leadership Parliament initiative was launched on the 30th of March 2016 by Mr. Kobby Fabian, a UK based Ghanaian businessman, a Chartered Property development Consultant from Sheffield Hallam University in the United Kingdom and Social Entrepreneur.
He is also the country representative for mElimu Technology systems of India in Ghana, which provides LMS, ERP systems.
The organization is established as a Model Parliament, a platform to give opportunities to aspiring young leaders across the Africa continent for leadership mentoring, capacity building and to have a voice to engage governments on alternative policy ideas and participate in decision making on issues that affect the future of young people.
All Africans between the ages of 15-40 are eligible to join the Parliament. There is currently a wide membership of student leaders across the Africa continent, engaging in various advocacy programmes and community intervention projects for transformation and development.
OUR THEME: Make Ghana Great Again. (MAGGA)
Raising a new Generation of young leaders of Ghana Origin Globally for Good Governance and Sustainable Democracy
There are 2 main Leadership Pathways
This is a leadership pathway for aspiring future Members of Parliament.
Members are appointed to the political constituencies, States or Regional as Youth MPs. In the case of Ghana, for example, members are appointed to the 275 constituencies.
These MPs have a mandate of 4yrs to make an impact. They develop their policy blueprint called the MAGGA MANIFESTO which identifies problems in the constituencies and proposed innovative development solutions.
The Parliament is in 3 tiers i. CAMPUS PARLIAMENT ii. REGIONAL PARLIAMENT iii. NATIONAL PARLIAMENT
In Ghana, the Youth MPs are elected into leadership to serve across the country in the 275 constituencies, starting from Campuses to regional and finally the National Youth Leadership Parliament
Monthly Regional Parliamentary debates are organized to discuss regional issues. Quarterly National Parliamentary debates are held to move motions to adopt decisions on regional matters for governments attention on policy for development.