[Pan-African Youth Movement]

...charting a new cause of action for African development.

How it Started

  • African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) is an initiative of some resourceful Pan-African Youths who seek to redefine youth development and further advance the progress of Africa via charting a new cause of action for African development.
  • AYDEC commenced routine activities from Nigeria, West Africa, on July 1, 2018
    AYDEC has structures in 38 African Countries

The Narrative

The Narrative

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 attain a developed Africa via strategic approaches and pragmatic action plans towards mobilizing African youth for active participation in civic engagements and productive activities for a strong, better, united and developed Africa through the African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC)


The Africa We Want!

To provide a Youth-driven workable platform towards ensuring real development with sustainable narratives for the African Region

Aims and Objectives

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

Continental Executive Board

Continental Leadership

Lateef Oladimeji Salaam


Lateef is also the Country Representative of Nigeria.

Dário Camal


Dário is a member of the African Union Youth Envoy Advisory Board and also the Country Representative of Mozambique

Esther Neema


Esther is also the Country Representative of Kenya.

Paul Duwar Bak


Paul is a young lawyer and also the Country Representative of South-Sudan

Hessainia AbdelKader


AbdelKader is also the Country Representative of Algeria

Katlego Kago Mononyane


Katlego is also the Country Representative of Botswana

Evaristo Tavares


Evaristo is also the Country Representative of Angola

Country Representatives

AYDEC National Consortiums

Country Representatives

AYDEC has 38 Country Representatives across the continent, and still counting...

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Democracy and Good Governance

AYDEC works in collaboration with Youngstars Foundation and other democratic units to organize periodic advocacy for good governance and youth inclusion in governance.

Health and Education

AYDEC in partnership with African Network for Adolescents and Young Persons Development (ANAYD) organizes periodic events and projects towards actualizing the SDGs and AU Agenda 2063 targets on sustainable health schemes. AYDEC also has Campus Ambassadors from tertiary institutions across the Continent

Leadership and Capacity Building

AYDEC seeks to chart a pragmatic plan towards enhancing leadership skills and building human capacity of young Africans

Environmental Protection and Climate Change

Towards ensuring a serene Environment and addressing the global change in climate, AYDEC members organize series of events across the continent

Promotion of UN SDGs 2030 and African Union Agenda 2063

AYDEC works within the framework of African Union Commission, as such its activities are geared towards addressing the global goals on SDGs s and AU Agenda 2063

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AYDEC Continental Forum

AYDEC Continental Forum
Welcome to AYDEC Continental Forum!
Here you can find a great community across Africa for sharing new ideas and talking about youth developmental activities.

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The Official Message from Office of the Country Representative (Nigeria), African Youth for Development Commission (AYDEC) in commemoration of the 59th Independence Anniversary of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. You can read more here: https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=757196784736902&id=348170088972909

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AYDEC condemns Xenophobic Attacks on Africans by Africans!

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Speech Delivered by Lateef Oladimeji Salaam, AYDEC-Nigeria Country Representative; in commemoration of Africa Youth Day 2018

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New Year Message from AYDEC

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Congratulatory Message delivered by Lateef Oladimeji Salaam (Continental Head, AYDEC) on the Appointment of Aya Chebbi as African Union Youth Envoy.

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Speech delivered by Country Representative of Nigeria on Presidential Elections 2019

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Condolence Message to the World on Ethiopian Air Crash.

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AYDEC-Nigeria Speech on Nigeria's Democracy Day

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Eidu-l-Fitr Message from AYDEC

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1st Continental General Assembly (CGA)

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.

  • Date: 08/02/2020 08:00 AM
  • Location: South Sudan (Map)

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UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030)

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On-Ground Consultation - UN Decade of Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030)

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

  • Date: 26/11/2019 08:00 PM - 29/11/2019 12:56 PM
  • Location: Africa (Map)

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Contact AYDEC Headquarters

  • 12 Capetown Street, Wuse Zone 4, FCT Abuja, Nigeria

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