Current activities

Kampala Press Conference on AYC Strategic Plan 2018-2020 and 2019 Work Plan of AYC Uganda National Consortium

Ms. Natalie Sonia Mukundane, Executive Chairperson of the AYC is in Kampala today, May 14th, 2019 to brief the press on the priority areas of AYC Strategic Plan 2018-2020 and 2019 Work Plan of AYC Uganda National Consortium to galvanize support and partnership for the operation of the consortium in Uganda. In addition, madam chairperson will have bilateral meetings with Government officials, CSOs, development partners and youth leaders to present AYC Uganda National Consortium and discuss possible areas of

AYC at Fifth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development 2019

AYC participated in the Fifth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development held at Palais des Congrès de la Palmeraie de Marrakech, King of Morocco from 16-18 April 2019, under theme: ‘’Empowering people and ensuring inclusiveness and equality’’ The Fifth ARFSD is hosted under the high patronage of His Majesty the King, Mohammed VI and convened by the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) in collaboration with regional organizations and the United Nations System. It seeks to advance the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda and the goals set out

AYC at 2019 UN ECOSOC Youth Forum in New York

AYC is ably represented by Mr. Dennis Sangale, Commissioner for Peace and Security, Mr. Kawsu Sillah, Executive Secretary, Mr. Cedric Dzelu, Director of Admin and Finance and Ms. Nuralain Abukar, Director of Resource Mobilisation and Partnership at the just concluded 8th Youth Forum of UN ECOSOC on “Empowered, Included and Equal” held on 8-9 April 2019 at the United Nations Headquarters in New York. Honourable Minister Mr. Hadrammeh Sidibeh delivering his remarks Following the successful 3rd Pan African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development, jointly organised

UNODC at 3rd Pan-African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development

Having their say on SDG16, youth tell E4J how to continue empowering them In the 3rd Pan-African Youth Conference held in Banjul in late March, under the theme “The future is now; youth are not too young to lead,” E4J organized a “Living Library” inviting young African leaders from Kenya, Zimbabwe and Ghana as “living books,” sharing their experiences in their respective countries as agents of changes, with a special focus on SDG16. Priscilla Wepia Ametame, a young Ghanean fourth-year law student and co-founder of the Adehye Learning Initiative, reflected


Islamic Cooperation Youth Forum (ICYF) is attending the 3rd Pan African Youth Conference as a partner to the whole event, which is taking place in Banjul, the Gambia. The opening ceremony was held on 24 March and the statement on behalf of the His Excellency Mr. Taha Ayhan, ICYF President, was delivered by Mr Rasul Omarov, the Director General of ICYF, who thanked the Gambian Authority and the Ministry of Youth & Sports of The Gambia, and extended his warmest regards to the

IOE in The Gambia, building partnerships with Africa’s youth to address employment and skills concerns

IOE members from West and Central Africa came together in Banjul, The Gambia at the end of March to attend the 3rd Pan African Youth Conference and to hold talks on matters of common concern in the region. Co-organised by The Gambia National Youth Council and the African Youth Commission (AYC) Secretariat, and with the theme: “The Future is Now – Youth are not too young to lead”, the Pan African Youth Conference was co-hosted by the Gambian government, the UN system in The Gambia, Kanifing Municipal Council,

UNFPA The Gambia Leads ICPD+25 Engagements at the 3rd Pan-African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development in Banjul

The 25th anniversary of the International Conference on Population and Development in Cairo, Egypt, coupled with the 50th anniversary of UNFPA, call for galvanized efforts to take stock of the progress we have made so far and the gaps that remain in our drive to accelerate the ICPD Programme of Action. As such, UNFPA The Gambia, leveraged the 3rd Pan-African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development, co-hosted by the African Youth Commission (AYC) and the National Youth Council (NYC) under

Tana Youth Pre-Forum at 3rd AYC Pan-Africa Youth Conference in Banjul call for Youth Leadership in Peace and Security Conversations in Africa

On 25 March, IPSS organized a Pre-Tana Forum side event at the Pan-African youth network “African Youth Congress” (AYC) in Banjul, The Gambia under the theme “The Future Is Now; Youth are Not Too Young to Lead”. The event aimed to bring forth open and frank discussions pertaining to the critical issues surrounding youth engagement in political processes and how this is tied to peace and security on the continent. The discussions with youth focused on the following four key

AYC Becomes Founding Member of Pan African Youth Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Trade and Tourism

The Capacity Building Workshop on Stakeholders Engagement on African Trade Policies and ECOWAS Regional Trade Policy Dialogue Forumended on a high note with the formation of the Pan African African Youth Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Trade and Tourism (PAYCCITT).  One of the key emerging issues during the 4 day workshop held in Abuja, Nigeria was the need to have youth voices represented in trade policy formulation and implementation processes. To fill this gap, youth representatives came together during a breakfast meeting

AYC at the IOE-Business Africa Entreprise Forum, 18-19 February 2019

Organised by the International Organisation of Employers and Business Africa, The forum was hosted in Algiers, Algeria in collaboration with the Government of Algeria and the General Confederation of Enterprises of Algeria under the theme “Inspiring, Nurturing and Supporting Entreprenuers” AYC as a continental youth voice in the meeting, was represented by Natalie Mukundane, Ag. Executive chairperson and Keith Andere, Director of Programmes. During the meeting, AYC through the Ag. Executive Chairperson presented its work on “Employment and Entrepreneurship