...charting a new cause of action for African development.
The demographic strength of Africa lies in her young people; vibrant, resourceful, dedicated, result-oriented and highly committed Youths they are.
About 65% of the total population of Africa are below the age of 35 years, and over 35% are between the ages of 15 and 35 years – making Africa the most youthful continent. By 2020, it is projected that out of 4 people, 3 will be on average 20 years old. About 10 million young African youth arrive each year on the labour market. With multiple projects empowering the youth all over Africa, here comes a timely need to bring young Africans in togetherness and collectivism towards developing a road map for a better and developed Africa. Hence the need for AYDEC.
To provide a Youth-driven workable platform towards ensuring real development with sustainable narratives for the African Region
The African Youth for Development Commission shall:
a) Organize and unify youth voice, strengthen stronger bonds of cooperation among the youth and youth structures by providing them with a unique platform to exchange ideas and experiences, create impact driven change, promote the Pan African Agenda 2063 to ensure young people’s ownership, effective participation and representation at African Union programmes and initiatives.
b) Promote regular and constructive dialogue among the youth, youth structures, Governments through AU and regional economic communities, civil society organizations, African Diaspora, and international/development partners with regard to youth development in the continent.
c) Facilitate discussions and work on issues affecting effective youth’s participation and representation at AU led negotiations and implementation, monitoring and evaluation of legal instruments, projects, programmes, and or initiatives by bringing them to the attention of national governments and regional bodies.
d) Initiate and support in collaboration with African Union Youth Envoy, AUC Youth Division, NEPAD e-Africa programme, national youth councils, regional, continental youth structures, groups, networks and African Diaspora the implementation of an online African Youth Development Centre (AYDEC Continental Forum) for facilitation of networking, easy access to, engagement and dissemination of relevant and timely information on youth projects and initiatives throughout the continent and Diaspora. The portal would also be a place where anyone looking for a youth expert or specialist, youth organization or initiative on any issue can go to access.
e) Work with Pan-African Youth organizations to advocate for standalone Youth Division in AUC, define and formalize entry point for the youth’s intervention in AU activities and programmes.
f) Work with AUC, RECs, International and Development partnership for establishment of a continental Youth Fund to support youth and young women seeking for political leadership or position and to strengthen active youth participation and representation in events of great importance to their development.
g) promote the ideals of good governance democratic values, Healthy Society and wholesome implementation of the SDGs amongst its members
AYDECDr. Lawalley Cole Aba: CEO of CAFOR, works with African Union Commission
AYDECDr. Abdullah El-Batesh: Honourable Minister of Youth and Sports, Egypt
AYDECAya Chebbi: African Union Youth Envoy
AYDECBishop Gideon Titi Ofei: President, Accra Business School, Ghana
AYDECHassan Ali Ghazaliy: Founder, African Youth Bureau
AYDECMaryam Gajere Muhammad: Special Assistant to the Governor of Nasarawa State, Nigeria
AYDECMr. Kingsley Bangwel: Founder, Youngstars Foundation
AYDECEvangeline Ngwashi: Founder, Changing Flames International
AYDECMd Rofiqul Alam: President, International Youth Society
AYDECYeonsue Oh: Programme Director, International Peace Youth Group (IPYG)
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This is a great gathering of all Pan-African Members of AYDEC from across the continent. At the General Assembly, AYDEC Continental, National and Regional Officers will be meeting (alongside other well-wishers) to take pragmatic action plans and ultimately chart a new cause of action for African development.
AYDEC will host Youth-Led On Ground Consultations for UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) in 10 countries across Africa #Nigeria #Angola #BeninRep #Burundi #Mauritius #Tanzania #TheGambia #Mali #Rwanda and #SouthSudan