Regional Consultations on the Roles and Contributions of Youth to Peace and Security in Africa: Calls for Applications by the AUC.

Are you an African citizen between 15 and 35 years old? Do you have an initiative that is actively involved in any of the thematic issues in the area of peace and security in Africa? The Regional Consultations may be your oportunity to meet others from the whole Africa.

Overview

The African Union Commission, through its Youth for Peace (Y4P) Africa Program of the Peace and Security Department, will convene Five Regional Consultations on the ‘Roles and Contributions of Youth to Peace and Security in Africa.’ This is in line with the decision of the Peace and Security Council (PSC) via the communiqué of its 807th meeting of 8th November 2018 on Youth, Peace and Security, in which the Council requested the Commission to undertake a study on the role and contributions of youth in the promotion of peace and security in Africa and to submit the findings for consideration and appropriate action.

What is the goal of these consultations?

The overall goal of the proposed regional youth consultations is to provide a collaborative, open and inclusive space for young peacebuilders to contribute towards the creation of a prosperous and peaceful Africa in line with Aspirations 4 and 6 of the AU Agenda 2063. The consultations will consider the roles and contributions of youth to peace and security in Africa via Conflict Prevention; Crisis/Conflict Management and Resolution; Peace Support Operations; Post Conflict Reconstruction and Development; Security Sector Reform and Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration as well as critical cross-cutting issues such as gender, humanitarian action, climate change, transnational organized crime; piracy and maritime security, violent extremism, amongst others. It is expected that the consultations will also provide the platform to interrogate factors inhibiting meaningful youth participation in peace and security as well as propose actionable recommendations to address them

Eligibility Criteria:

In order to participate in the Regional Consultations, you must meet the following minimum requirements: Be an African citizen between 15 and 35 years old;

You must belong to a youth-led group or initiative that is actively involved in any of the thematic issues in the area of peace and security in Africa, as identified above; Verifiable Documentation (narrative or video) of interventions any of the aforementioned areas of peace and security.

Benefits

The African Union Commission will cover all expenses of successful applicants, including travel and accommodation, to participate in the regional consultations

Application requirements

Applications containing the following documents

Official Identification: Passport with a minimum validity of 6 months

Contact Details: First and Last Name; Country; Name of Organization; Telephone numbers and email; Website and Social Media profile details

Type of Participation: The applicant must provide an official letter of introduction from the represented organization,

Organization Profile: Summary of activities aimed at enhancing either Conflict Prevention; Crisis/Conflict Management and Resolution; Peace Support Operations, etc.

All these documents should be sent to: youth4peaceafrica@africa-union.org and situationroom@africa-union.org on or before 12:00 am (Addis Ababa time) on 23rd March 2019

For more information, visit AUC regional consultations

 

 

 

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