Past activities

2nd Pan African Youth Conference and Annual General Assembly Meeting of the AYC, Harare (March 2018)

The second Pan African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development and the Annual General Assembly Meeting of the African Youth Commission took place on 23-27 March 2018 at Belvedere Teachers’ College in Harare, Zimbabwe. The GA was attended by 52 participants from 11 Member States of the African Union and AYC partner organisations.

Chairs summary report for AYCGA_Harare_March 2018

AYC Financial Report for the year 2017

AYC Strategic Planning Meeting, Rwanda (November 2017)

At the end of the AYC Leadership Retreat held in Nairobi, Kenya in July 2017, it was recommended for the Secretariat to organise a strategic
planning meeting to build on the draft strategy document. Following on the recommendation, the Secretariat convened a meeting in Kigali, Rwanda. Prior to the Kigali meeting, an Online Stakeholder Consultation was conducted by the Secretariat to give AYC membership and other stakeholders the opportunity to review, identify gaps in draft strategy and propose priority/additional areas in line with their work for consideration.

AYC Leadership Retreat, Nairobi (July 2017)

The AYC met at its first Leadership Retreat held in Nairobi at Ngong Hills
Hotel from July 28th to 30th, 2017. The 3-day retreat was supported by the
German Agency for International Cooperation (GIZ). It brought together 37
participants mainly the leadership and Advisory Board of the AYC, key
partners from 16 African countries and stakeholder youth groups based in


1st ever African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development, Addis Ababa (January 2017)

The 1st ever African Youth Conference on African Unity and Development held under the theme: Promoting Youth Activism for Appropriate Channeling of Investments in Youth in consonant with African Union 2017 theme:“Harnessing the demographic dividend through investment in youth” organized by the African Youth Commission in collaboration with the Africa Youth Awards on the sidelines of the 28th Ordinary Session of the African Union Heads of State and Government. The conference took place at the UNDP Regional Service Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, on the 22nd to 25th January, 2017, and brought together 62 delegates from 32 African countries and Diaspora.

AYC Banjul +10 Side Event, Banjul (May 2016)

The Roundtable was organized by the African Youth Commission (AYC) in partnership with National Youth Parliament of The Gambia and Your Change for a Change Organization on the side-lines of the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the adoption of the African Youth Charter by the seventh ordinary session of the Assembly, held in Banjul, The Gambia on 2nd July 2006.

AYC official opening of the Banjul+10 Side Event_May 2016_Report

AYC National Youth Conversation on DGTrends, Banjul (October 2015)

National Youth Parliament – The Gambia (NYP), African Union Youth Working Group, National Youth Council (NYC), Think Young Women (TYW), Children and Community Initiative for Development (CAID) and Activista collaborated in organizing and facilitating The Gambia National Conversation. The Conversation brought together different players and stakeholders in youth development, political parties and women‟s rights advocacy, youth and civil society organizations in a dialogue that focused on the main theme: ‟Youth Participation and Leadership in Political Parties in Africa: Special Focus on Young Women”.

AUC Youth Consultation on Agenda 2063, Tunia (November 2013)

Given the critical role, youth will play in achieving this vision, young leaders from the following African countries; Tunisia, Algeria, Botswana, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Guinea Conakry, Cote d’Ivoire, Kenya, Lesotho, Liberia, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Swaziland, Chad, Togo, Uganda, Zambia and Zimbabwe were invited to contribute to the development of the African 2063 agenda as part of the celebration of African Youth Day in order to ensure meaningful participation of African youth in the implementation of the 2063 agenda for the Africa we want.