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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

AYC at African Human Rights Day, Banjul, October 2018

National Youth Council – The Gambia in collaboration with African Centre for Human and People’s Rights celebrated African Human Rights Day. The celebration took the form of a match pass by young people from Palma Rima Junction in Kololi and ended at the NGO Forum of African Center for Democracy and Human Rights Studies at Paradise Suites Hotel. The event organised under the #Theme: “Fighting Corruption & Advancing Human: Our Collective

AYC Meeting with Minister of Youth and Sports, Minister of Foreign Affairs and other partners in the Gambia

YOUTH MINISTER MEETS AFRICAN YOUTH COMMISSION CHAIRPERSON – by MUHAMMED S. BAH  The Minister of Youth and Sport Hadrammeh Sidibeh, received in his office on Tuesday 23 October 2018, Natalie Mukundane K, the Chairperson of the African Youth Commission (AYC), to talk on the upcoming African Youth Conference. The meeting was held at the Minister’s office in Banjul together with a delegation from the National Youth Council. The briefing was to get the Ministry’s support in the upcoming African Youth Conference on African

AYC Town Hall Meeting with Young People in the Gambia

As part of the visit of Ms. Natalie Mukundane Kyamutetera the Ag. Executive Chairperson of the African Youth Commission – AYC, the National Youth Council in collaboration with MDI Student’s Union oragnised a Town Hall Meeting with Youth to openly discuss on Bridging the Gender gap: Inclusion and participation of young people in civil, political, and economic spaces in the Gambia. The meeting took place at MDI Garden on Monday, October 22nd 2018 from 4-7pm. Find more information from

AYC at Policy Forum on Development, Regional Meeting Africa, in Gaborone, October 2018

More than 100 representatives of civil society organisations (CSOs), including the private sector, Local Authorities (LAs), the African Union (AU) institutions and representatives of European Union (EU) institutions gathered in Gaborone (Botswana), from 8 to 10 October 2018, for the Regional Meeting Africa of the Policy Forum on Development (PFD). Mr. Kawsu Sillah, AYC Executive Secretary represented the AYC at the Forum and he made a presentation at the Roundtable discussion on ”Issue-focused review of the AU-EU Summit – Key outcomes, implications and recommendations.” The

AYC at The East Africa Youth Empowerment Forum on Peace and Security in Africa, Kampala, September 2018

In line with Pillar (4) of the AYC Strategic Plan 2018-2020, the Secretariat of the AYC has duly endorsed the East Africa Youth Empowerment Forum on Peace and Security, organised by the Yearning Voices Foundation (YVF) in cooperation with other partners.    The forum is convened under the theme: ”Youth as Key Actors for Peace and Security in Africa”, and will take place on 21st September at St.