Up to 200 people from Africa are being recruited to participate in the first Annual Africa Youth Assembly. The goal is to ensure that at least two young people from every African country are represented at this event, all with direct experience in youth-led development, so their valuable perspectives and realities provide a new paradigm for Africa’s development.
This is an excellent opportunity for a young person (aged 18 – 35), coming from one of the 54 official countries within Africa, with an interest in youth-led development and experience of working in this area, to develop their skills and experience in discussion and debate.
Youth participants will have a unique opportunity to provide their own perspectives on the discussion and offer their experiences of significant and serious contributions that young people can make in Africa’s development.
Timing and dates
The First Africa Youth Assembly is hosted by The International Youth Council-Kenya and partners from the 26th – 28th February, 2013.
Please note these dates may be subject to some changes.
The Assembly is taking place in Nairobi, Kenya.
This is an unpaid voluntary position. Logistical information will be communicated to selected participants.
Personal Qualities and experience
All delegates must demonstrate direct experience of and expertise in youth-led development in Africa. (e.g. as a community development worker/volunteer, field researcher, youth advocate, youth worker, peer educator, M&E Officer).
Candidates must also demonstrate the following:
As far as possible, the final selected delegates will bring together a wide range of life experiences, abilities and social, economic and cultural backgrounds including:
Description of the role
As a youth participant your role will include the following:
Before the Event
During the Event
After the Event
All applicants need to fill out this online form. No other form of application will be accepted.
Please ask the partner organisation you are connected with, to write a support letter on your behalf, as all chosen participants will have to provide that.
All candidates will be informed of final decision by 3rd February, 2013.
We are aware that this is a very high interest event; It is vital for participants to arrange their travel logistics including visas, accommodation in time. We will issue required letters to delegates.
The deadline for applications is the 21st January 2013.
Apply Now for the First Annual Africa Youth Assembly.