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African Youth Panel

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Areas of expertise & Fields of activity:

Economic and Social:
  • Children
  • Citizenship and Governance
  • Climate Change
  • Debt Relief
  • Development
  • Disabled Persons
  • Economics and Finance
  • Education
  • Environment
  • Extreme poverty
  • Financing for Development
  • Governance
  • HIV/AIDS
  • Habitat
  • Human Rights

  • Financing for Development:
  • External debt
  • Increasing financial and technical cooperation for development
  • Mobilizing international resources for development

  • Gender Issues and Advancement of Women:
  • Advocacy and outreach
  • Capacity building
  • Education and training of women
  • Human rights of women
  • Millennium Development Goals
  • Policy advice
  • Women and the economy
  • Women and the environment
  • Women in power and decision-making

  • Population:
  • International migration
  • Population distribution and internal migration
  • Population growth
  • Population structure
  • Reproduction, family formation and the status of women

  • Public Administration:
  • Ethics, Transparency and Accountability
  • Governance and Public Administration
  • Knowledge Systems and E-government
  • Public Financial Management
  • Public Service and Management Innovation
  • Socio-Economic Governance and Management

  • Social Development:
  • Conflict
  • Disabled persons
  • Employment
  • Poverty
  • Social policy
  • Youth

  • Statistics:
  • Civil registration systems
  • Country or region codes
  • Crime and criminal justice statistics
  • Demographic and social surveys
  • Development indicators
  • Disability Statistics
  • Environmental Accounts
  • Geographical names
  • Household Statistics
  • Informal Sector Statistics
  • International Comparison Programme
  • International Economic and Social Classifications
  • International migration
  • Labour and Compensation
  • Methodological publications in statistics
  • National accounting
  • Official statistics, principles and practices
  • Population and housing censuses
  • Poverty statistics
  • Price and Quantity Statistics
  • Services Statistics
  • Social Statistics and Social Monitoring
  • Statistical activities classification
  • Statistics on international trade in services
  • Time-use statistics
  • Geographic scope: International
    Country of activity:
  • South Africa
  • Somalia
  • Madagascar
  • Senegal
  • Botswana
  • Mali
  • United Republic of Tanzania
  • Uganda
  • Morocco
  • Libya
  • Eswatini
  • Mauritius
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Ethiopia
  • Mozambique
  • Namibia
  • Zambia
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Ghana
  • Kenya
  • Malawi
  • Niger
  • Denmark
  • Sudan
  • Egypt
  • Rwanda
  • Burundi
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Seychelles
  • Tunisia
  • Zimbabwe
  • Nigeria
  • Millennium Development Goals:
  • Combat HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases
  • Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
  • Achieve universal primary education
  • Promote gender equality and empower women
  • Reduce child mortality
  • Improve maternal health
  • Ensure environmental sustainability
  • Develop global partnership for development
  • Mission statement:
    Year established:
    Year of registration: 2008
    Organizational structure: The African Youth Panel (AYP) was initiated under support of the Danish NGO Forum in spring of 2008 to enable African youths give inputs into the Danish Africa Commission processes. The project for the establishment of the Panel was funded by the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The panel comprised of 60 young women and men from 23 African countries who gathered in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in November 2008 and constituted the first meeting of the African Youth Panel (AYP). The members of the Panel demonstrated leadership and commitment for Africa. They developed initiatives that were taken as recommendations to the final launching of the Danish Africa Commission Final Report that took place on the 6th of May 2009. Danish Africa Commission recognized the importance of AYP in the production of its recommendations and adoption of the initiatives in a report to which the main objective was to “help Africa to benefit from Globalization, with the commitment of ensuring that it takes ownership of the recommendations and initiatives identified as key areas of concern for growth, employment creation and for competitiveness”. The African Youth Panel (AYP) is a non-profit and non-governmental platform of participation and exchange among youths in Africa, promoting the culture of development and implementing local, national and regional initiatives. The structure of AYP comprise of a Panellist of 60 young people in over 23 African countries, the Steering Committee is the governance arm of the AYP with representatives from all sub-regions of Africa and an African youth from the Diaspora. The committee is headed by a Chairperson, a Coordinator to implement decisions of the AYP and two (2) technical advisors. The committee consists of nine members. The biggest achievement of the AYP, apart from influencing the work of DAC is having showed young people’s ability to convene the message of engagement, intelligence and capacity of acting on behalf of the youth of Africa. At a meeting with the former Danish Minister for Development Ulla Tørnæs in 2009, the Steering Committee of the Youth Panel was promised that the minister would look favourably upon at least one project proposal from the Youth Panel for possible support in continuation of the work of AYP. The AYP strengths are considered to be the followings: 1. Being a genuine initiative 2. Continental approach of action, intervention and achievement 3. Dynamic and energetic 4. Broad, diverse, gender balanced 5. Members come from all areas of social and economic backgrounds (civil society organizations, academia, business) and contribute knowledge that is therefore broad and applicable to most African contexts 6. Promoting Peer-to-Peer exchange with the perspective South-South and South- North cooperation. 7. Recognized by the members of the Danish Africa Commission and the Danish Government AYP General Strategies 1. Awareness-raising/ Sensitisation 2. Collaboration/ Networking 3. Advocacy/ Lobbying 4. Capacity-Building/ Training 5. Research/ documentation 6. Initiating model projects and influencing decisions. 7. Monitoring & evaluation
    Number and type of members: The panel is comprised of 60 young women and men, representing their organizations, from 23 African countries.
    Funding structure:
  • Foreign and international grants
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