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A Call for African Youth Charter Hustlers to Join the Movement of Youth-Led Accountability

A Call for African Youth Charter Hustlers to Join the Movement of Youth-Led Accountability

Deadline: 20 April 2020

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? If yes, then this call is for you! Apply to Be AYC Hustler.

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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.

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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.

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What is the AYC Hustlers Mission?

Advocate for Action
Actively advocate for the ratification of the African Youth Charter by the 16 AU Member States who are yet to sign and/or ratify;
Actively Advocate for the implementation by Member states of the African Plan of Action on Youth Empowerment (APAYE);
Actively advocate for the implementation of the Charter in their countries, including the establishment of effective National Youth Councils (NYCs) where the are absent, the reaffirmation and strengthening of NYCs where they exist, and the establishment of progressive national youth policies and youth funds.
Promote Africa’s Model
Document the best practices of AU Member States, and encourage sharing, replication and scaling up of these practices on youth inclusion and leadership informed by, and building on, the Status of African Youth Report;
Promote policy formulation to increase youth involvement and participation in decision-making processes at all levels- political, social and economic spheres;
Promote Pan-Africanism, Agenda 2063, African solidarity and intergenerational co-leadership.
Hustle for Accountability
Engage the AU Specialized Technical Committee (STC) on Youth, Culture and Sports and advocate for the development of a continental monitoring framework on the implementation of the AYC and the APAYE;
Support the effective monitoring of the implementation of the AYC and the APAYE;
Support the collection of data, as well as other accountability matrices for the Status of the African Youth Report and the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM).
Eligibility Criteria

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Applicants must:

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
For more information, visit https://auyouthenvoy.org/aych/

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