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AYC members participated in the 2018 Regional Youth Consultations under the theme ‘Leveraging Youth Capacities for the fight against corruption in Africa’. in line with the AU theme of the Year: Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A sustainable path to Africa’s Transformation.
The Consultations were convened under the auspices of the African Governance Architecture (AGA) Youth Engagement Strategy (AGA-YES). They focuses on leveraging and reinforcing young people’s insights, capacities, and initiatives for preventing and fighting corruption in Africa.
In line with the principle and spirit of the AGA Platform, the 2018 Regional Youth Consultations were organised in close collaboration with the AU Advisory Board on Corruption as well as with civil society partners. In this vein, the consultations were held as follows:
REGIONAL YOUTH CONSULTATIONS TIMELINES VENUE
Southern Africa and East Africa: Gaborone – 15 – 17 August 2018
West Africa & Central Africa: Dakar – 29 – 31August 2018
North Africa: Casablanca – 12 – 14 September 2018
The aim was to identify, support, strengthen and amplify youth perspectives on the sustainable fight against corruption. It will also provide a platform for capacity building for youth-oriented and focused organisations/networks towards enhanced involvement in building a culture of personal integrity, transparency, and accountability in Africa; in addition to facilitating inter-regional exchanges and lessons learning.
For more information and concept note, please visit AGA Platform website below.
Government ministries, civil society organisations and youth groups from across Africa and the globe have gathered in Cape Town to spread a message of peace. AYC was a partner to the Summit and have contributed in mobilising participants and partners for the Summit.
CAPE TOWN – In an effort to find solutions to achieve peace in Africa and the world, the African Leaders of Peace Summit has been held in Cape Town this week.
The two-day summit has been held in partnership with the International Women’s Peace Group and Heavenly Culture World Peace Restoration of Light.
Government ministries, civil society organisations and youth groups from across Africa and the globe have gathered in Cape Town to spread a message of peace.
The summit has included various sessions for women, men and leaders.
International Women’s Peace Group Co-ordinator Cindy Chokoza says the aim of the summit is to bring leaders together to seek practical solutions for peacebuilding.
“The purpose of this event was to be able to continuously raise awareness for peace, but also to remember those that left a legacy for peace within Africa.”
Keynote speaker, Her Majesty Dr Semane Bonolo Molotlegi is encouraging women to work with men to address the challenges in society.
— African Leaders of Peace Summit (@ALPS_2018) August 13, 2018
“We’ll never go anywhere if we don’t bring our men together. If we don’t push ourselves in confidence in talking about violence against women when the perpetrators are not there.”
The event has concluded with an award ceremony for women who are active in Cape Town and around the world, as well as a pledge for peace.
For more information, visit the Summit website and social media account below.
The Graça Machel Trust and the Mandela Institute for Development Studies celebrated the Mandela centenary by hosting the inaugural African Youth Networks Summit between 20th and 21st July, 2018 at Freedom Park in Pretoria. The event brought together over 200 representatives of youth networks, youth leaders, government, corporate and development partners from across Africa to connect young people to each other, identify successful and scalable youth initiatives and develop a platform for the cross-pollination of ideas to drive the youth agenda forward.
A key highlights included participation in the summit of some continental icons such as Jay Naidoo, Wole Soyinka and Fred Swaniker who exchanged some wisdom through out the conference.
Ms. Natalie Sonia Mukundane, AYC Ag. Executive Chairperson, represented the AYC at the Summit.
Find more about the Summit including the report from the following web links:
In collaboration with the Institute for Security Studies (ISS) and the United States Institute for Peace (USIP), Tana Forum Secretariat organized a follow-up to 2018 Tana Regional Multi-Stakeholders’ Post-Forum on The Content and Shape of the Peace and Security Agenda in the Post-Reform Era: Reflections from the 7th Tana Forum from July 18-19 2018, in Gaborone, Botswana.
AYC was invited as a Panelist on the Session on Mediation Efforts, Women and Youth Inclusion in Decision-making Process. The panel took place on Day 2 of the Forum from 10:45-12:30. Ms. Natalie Sonia Mukundane, AYC Ag. Executive Chairperson spoke on behalf of the AYC and shared her insights as an expert on the topic.
Mr. Keith Ephraim Andere, AYC Director of Programmes also attended the Forum as representative of the AYC.
Find the Concept Note and Programme Guide below.
The Responsible Business Forum on Sustainable Development (RBF), held on the 25th – 27th June 2018 was co-organised by Global Initiatives and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), in collaboration with the National Business Initiative and WWF South Africa. Under the theme ‘Transforming Africa’s Development through Innovation, Youth and Technology’, the Forum brought together over 400 international business, government and NGO leaders at the Hyatt Regency in Johannesburg.
For more information, visit this link: http://www.responsiblebusiness.com/forum/responsible-business-forum-sustainable-development/type/partners/13601/
Mr. Keith Ephraim Andere, AYC Director of Progammes represented the AYC at the Forum in Johannesburg.
See the Outcome document below.
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In line with pillar (5) objective (3) of the AYC Strategic Plan 2018-2020 and part of its efforts to build a stronger youth network in Africa and expand the reach and impact of the African Youth Commission, the AYC Secretariat is pleased to launch a call for membership to the National Consortium of AYC.
The National Consortium will serve as an umbrella body to organise and coordinate activities of the AYC member organisations at national level as well as to promote and support other in-country youth initiatives.
Download a full copy of the Call here: http://africanyouthcommission.org/
Be part of it and lets together build ‘A Strong and United Africa’!
AYC in collaboration with 8 local organisations working for youth participation in the democratic process in Benin Republic organised a National Workshop to Step-Down Learnings and Feedback from the 4th Forum for Election Management Bodies in Africa.
This event was in continuation for the need to deepen the #DGTrends conversation regards the active participation of young people in elections across Africa, especially in the management of elections.
AYC was ably represented by Mr. Nandjim Tchalla, AYC Commissioner for Political Affairs.
Find link below to access the pictures from our Facebook page.
The 7th Tana High-Level Forum on Security in Africa took place on the 21 and 22 April 2018, in the city of Bahir Dar, Ethiopia. More than 200 participants, comprising seven current and former heads of state and government, ministers, ambassadors, academics, heads of international organizations and regional economic communities, civil society and media representatives, gathered under the proverbial Baobab tree to discuss the theme: Ownership of Africa’s Peace and Security Provision: Financing and Reforming the African Union. The Tana Forum has continued to cultivate a culture of frank and candid conversations on pertinent continental peace and security issues in an informal setting.
AYC was represented by Mr. Mohammed Abdualshakoor Abdualrahman, AYC Commissioner for Peace and Security, Ms. Azra Sasha Fredericks, AYC Commissioner for Social, Economic and Environmental Affairs, Ms. Linda Fouad, AYC Director for Youth Experts Working Group and Mr. Kawsu Sillah, AYC Executive Secretary.
Read below the Outcome Document and Participants List.
AYC participated in a workshop hosted by Graça Machel Trust & Mandela Institute of Developmental Studies (MINDS) which brings together 27 leading youth networks for a common youth vision and agenda. The workshop took in Johannesburg, South Africa from 4-5 May. And hosted at African Leadership Academy (ALA). Ms. Lebogang Maruapula, AYC Director for Outreach and Engagement represented AYC at the Meeting.
For more read the following document about the Summit.
4 May 2018 at King Fahd Palace Hotel in Dakar, Senegal
African Youth Commission – AYC Side Event at Fourth session ofthe Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, 2-4 May 2018 at King Fahd Palace Hotel, Dakar, Senegal
The African Youth Commission in collaboration with Regional Research Centre of Generational Economy (CREG), CREFAT-University of Thiès- Sénégal, Bureau Pays UNFPA Sénégal, LAREG-University of Parakou -Bénin, The Gambia National Youth Council, Francophone Africa Organization for Health Systems Strengthening and Vaccination (OAFRESS), MakeSense Senegal and Youth Women for Action Senegal organised a Side Event on ”Operationalization of Demographic Dividend in Africain relation to the SDGs” at Fourth session of the Africa Regional Forum on Sustainable Development, 2-4 May 2018 at King Fahd Palace Hotel, Dakar, Senegal
For more about the session, please visit: https://www.uneca.org/…/operationalization_of_demographic_d…