An Africa where young people are drivers of development, agents of positive change, and leaders of a Peaceful, Prosperous and Integrated continent.
The Youth Envoy mission is to lead advocacy and champion youth agency in the prioritization of youth issues within continental and other decision-making and governance spaces. In achieving this mission, the Youth Envoy will undertake the following activities:
1. Inclusive and Meaningful Engagement and Participation
Increase and improve the ability of youth (including marginalized youth, and young women and girls) to successfully access and engage with the African Union Commission through the development and promotion of structured mechanisms for youth participation at national, regional and global levels.
Advocate for and increase regional, continental and global awareness and attention to issues that are important to African youth and mobilize youth in achieving Agenda2063, promoting African values across the continent and beyond. Ensure youth are able to advocate on their behalf and develop intergenerational partnerships to advance their advocacy efforts.
Engage Member States, the private sector, academic institutions, media and civil society, including youth in the AUC, on youth programmes as well as facilitating multi-stakeholder partnerships on youth issues. Build strategic partnerships and credible working relations with different stakeholders. Promote intergenerational dialogue in order to ensure the sustainability of partnerships.
Improve the coordination of the adoption of African Youth Charter in AU member States and support its implementation at national, regional, and local levels. Help coordinate efforts for the adoption of policies and actions that promote youth participation and engagement in local, national, regional and international development.