The Eastern Africa Youth Empowerment Forum on Peace and Security (EAYEFPC) is an annual activity undertaken by the Yearning Voices Foundation in conjunction with the Pan African Movement (Uganda National Chapter) and is premised on empowering young people within the region and beyond in Peace Building, Pan-Africanism and fast-tracking of African Union Agenda 2063. The forum was initiated in 2017 with the first-ever East African Youth Empowerment Forum supported by CIVICUS during the celebrations of the International Peace Day.
As part of the outcomes, the campaign has led to the introduction of Youth Peace Dialogues (YPD) across Uganda, Peace Caravans in the region and Youth Peace Ambassadors who have been trained and incorporated by the Inter-Governmental Authority on Development (IGAD/CEWARN) as Peace and Conflict Early Warning Field Monitors. The forum focuses on reaching out to youth from twelve (12) countries within the Eastern Africa region. That is, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, South Sudan, Sudan, Ethiopia, Eritrea, Djibouti, Somalia and Madagascar, and the whole world using online platforms.