Current activities

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

AYC at the 33rd GIMAC meeting 3-4 February 2019

Gender is my Agenda Campaign (GIMAC) meeting is convened by GIMAC secretariat. Comprising about 55 national and international organisations, the GIMAC aims to create a space for civil society to monitor the implementation of the Solemn Declaration on Gender Equality in Africa (SDGEA), mainly by holding bi-annual Pre-Summit Consultative Meetings to the AU Assembly of Heads of State and Government. The 33rd Gimac meeting was hosted in UNECA headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia under the theme “Towards Gender-Responsive Solutions To Forced

AYC delegation paid a courtesy call to H.E. Ambassador Kwesi Quartey, Deputy Chairperson of the African Union Commission and other Partners in Addis Ababa.

The AYC delegation led by Ms. Natalie Sonia Mukundane, Ag. Executive Chairperson had series of meetings with officials of UNFPA Liaison Office to AU and ECA, Social Development Policy Division, Population and Youth Section of UNECA, AU Youth4Peace Programme, HRTS Youth Division and Department of Political Affair African Governance Architecture Secretariat. The meetings were meant to officially inform them about the forthcoming 3rd Pan African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development and the Annual General Assembly Meeting of the

AYC at 5th Arts4Peace Africa Forum 23-26 January 2019

AYC is a partner to the 5th Arts4Peace Forum 2019 organised by the African Artists Peace Initiative (AAPI) The Fifth Arts4Peace Africa Forum is taking place from the 23 to 27 January 2019 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia on the theme: ‘’Rethinking and Acting on The Situations and Needs of Refugees and Returnees in Africa’’. In company with African Union theme for 2019; “Year of Refugees, Returnees, and internally Displaced persons in Africa”. Celebrated under the theme: ‘Towards Durable Solutions to Forced

AYC participated in WWF’s Mapping and Assessment Exercise on Capacity and Levels of Engagement of Pan African Youth Networks in Contributing to the Sustainable Development Agenda.

The African Youth Charter defines youth as “every person between the ages of 15 and 35 years” (AU, 2006). Despite the recognition of the important role of youth in the delivery of green growth, and ultimately sustainable development, not enough has been done to enhance their ability to drive this agenda. Not only are youth particularly affected by the global crises such as climate change, but our societies currently fail to benefit fully from the creativity and dynamism inherent to youth. Green jobs resulting from green growth

AYC at Annual Youth Forum for Peace and Security in West Africa and the Sahel, Ouagadougou, December 2018

Mr. Kawsu Sillah, AYC Executive Secretary alongside Mr. Lamin Mokendeh Darboe, Executive Director at Gambia National Youth Council participated in the Annual Youth Forum for Peace and Security in West Africa and the Sahel organised by United Nations Office for West Africa and the Sahel – Unowas and the Economic Community of West African States (Ecowas_Cedeao) Youth and Sports Development Centre in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso,from 10-12 December 2018. The Youth Forum brought together about

AYC at International Anti Corruption Day, Nairobi, December 2018

On December 9th, 2018 in Nairobi Kenya, AYC Ag. Executive Chairperson Ms. Natalie Mukundane Kyamutetera joined 100 of young people and other stakeholders to paint the Nairobi city white in celebration of International Anti Corruption Day 2018 courtesy of Transparency International. Today we painted Nairobi city white as we marked ‘The International Anti Corruption day’ with Transparency International. As youth, it is very imperative we are all UNITED in the fight against lies, dishonesty and

AYC at Youth Entrepreneurship and Self-Employment Forum, Dakar, November 2018

Unleashing the potential of youth to succeed in business The two-day event was held in Dakar, Senegal on 13-14 November 2018 during the Global Entrepreneurship Week. It was a featured event of the Global Entrepreneurship Week and was jointly co-organized by the partners of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth: International Labour Organization (ILO), International Trade Centre (ITC), United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF), United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). It is held

Regional Youth Consultations on ConstitutionWeWant, Gambia, November-December 2018

In partnership with three of AYC Gambia National Consortium members, National Youth Council, Activista The GambiaNational Youth Parliament – The Gambia and Peace Ambassadors-The Gambia, and with funding from UNDP-The Gambia, organised Regional Youth Consultations on the #Constitution the Gambian Youth Want. Held in all the regions of the Gambia, the consultations brought together a total 700 young people including regional authorities. It seeks to present to the participants

Launch of AYC National Consortium in the Gambia, Kenya and Uganda, October-November 2018

Following the successful launching of the AYC Gambia National Consortium on October 25th 2018 with the Gambia National Youth Council, National Youth Parliament, Activista The Gambia and the Gambia Youth Chamber of Commerce as pioneer members,  at the headquarters of African Wildlife Foundation we successfully launched AYC #Kenya National Consortium in partnership with Youth Senate – Kenya as the pioneer member organisation on November 7th 2018. On November 9th 2018 in