Month: July 2013

AYP to train and Endorse Ambassadors for the African Youth Charter

 The African Youth Panel as part of its commitment for shining the spot-light on the ratification, domestication and implementation of the African Youth Charter has concluded plans to train a dozen Africans and name them as Ambassadors for the African Youth Charter.

The list of ambassadors include Music and movies stars, activists, development communication experts and youth development practitioners across the African continent including world renowned Nollywood Star and Nigerian Actress Stella Damascus.

The training is scheduled to coincide with the International Youth Day (August 11 and 12, 2013) and will hold in Banjul, The Gambia.

The Ambassadors will be expected to use their goodwill to promote the ratification and implementation of the African Youth Charter across the continent.

The African Youth Panel recently announced that plans are in top-gear to partner with stakeholders towards unveiling a mobile app for the African Youth Charter.

This is to put the charter into the hands of young people across the continent and give them a document they can use to advoate for their rights. The Banjul Meeting will also witness the launch of the mobile apps amongst other attractions.

AYP Hosts African Youth Experts Meeting on Youth Employment

cross section of experts at the meeting
cross section of experts at the meeting

Responding to the affirmation by African heads of State at the AU Meeting in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea to commit itself to interventions aimed at reducing youth unemployment by 2% annually the African Youth Panel in collaboration with the African Union Youth Division convened an African Youth Experts Meeting on Youth Employment.

The main objectives of the expert meeting  included the following:

  1. To bring together youth experts, relevant civil society organizations and development partners to deliberate on initiatives for translating the commitments of reducing youth unemployment in Africa by 2% per annum into tangible programmatic actions.
  2. To form a think-thank working group to provide recommendations and expert advice to the African Union on issues of youth unemployment and to identify options for the group’s engagements.

    some participants at the Youth Experts Meeting
    some participants at the Youth Experts Meeting

The meeting attracted Youth experts from across the continent and from international institutions including the Youth Employment Network, the International Labour Organisation (ILO), the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) among others

You can download the Outcome Document and the Report of the African Youth Experts Meeting on Youth Employment (AYEME)