AU Headquarters, Addis Ababa – The African Union Office of the Youth Envoy launches a new initiative to empower a movement of Pan-African youth advocates.
The initiative will engage two Hustlers per country, young male and female over a period of two years to lead continental, regional and national advocacy and accountability for the ratification and implementation of the African Youth Charter including progressive youth policies, youth funds and youth inclusion as well as the institution of effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms.
Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, we remain committed to advocating for the contribution and central role of young people to reform our institutions and transform our systems to work for our generation. Article 17 of the African Youth Charter on Health, guarantees the right of African youth to enjoy the best attainable state of physical, mental and spiritual health and institution of programmes to address health pandemics in Africa.
- Are you African nationals of one of the 55 member states of the African Union?
- Are you aged 18-33 years old?
- Are you ready to hustle for the African Youth Charter to be implemented?
This call is for you! Apply to Be AYC Hustler
About this Initiative:
As mandated by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E, Moussa Faki, the African Union Youth Envoy published 2019/20 Action Plan . The Action Plan, under the Advocacy Model, seeks to mobilize the African Youth Charter (AYC) Hustlers, to lead continental, regional and national advocacy for the ratification and implementation of the Charter as well as the institution of effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms.
This is in line with the AUC’s 1 Million by 2021 Initiative, which seeks to provide opportunities for African youth in the game-changing areas of employment, education, entrepreneurship and engagement (4Es). Under the engagement pillar, the initiative seeks to create meaningful platforms for youth to drive change in their environments. The AYC Hustlers initiative provides an opportunity for youth-led advocacy and youth-led accountability, and ensures results on continental commitments to their development.
The flagship initiative is spear-headed by the AU Office of the Youth Envoy (OYE), with the support of Youth Division of the AUC Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST), and in collaboration with the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), seeking to engage young Africans as African Youth Charter Hustlers. The AYC Hustlers initiative will engage two mobilizers per country, one male and one female for a period of two years.
- Be national of the 55 member states of the African Union
- Be aged 18-33 years old (as of 21 April 2020)
- Have demonstrated advocacy results and impact in their work
- Be committed to volunteer for two years to hustle for the Charter.
26 March -20 April 2020
- A high-level Selection Committee composed of representatives from STC on Youth, Culture and Sports, civil society, Regional Economic Communities, APRM, AUC departments and AU Youth Advisory
20 – 30 April 2020
- A high-level Selection Committee composed of representatives from STC on Youth, Culture and Sports, the AUC departments, civil society, Regional Economic Communities and APRM
- Announcement of AYC Hustlers
- Training of AYC Hustlers in the regions
- AYC Hustlers Representatives from each region briefing the STC on Youth, Culture and Sports of their advocacy efforts.
- AYC Hustlers conducting activities in their countries during Africa Youth Day and throughout Africa Youth Month
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