African Youth Initiative and Creativity Award

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The award will seek to reward young people who are able to create persuasive speeches to facilitate the ratification of the African Youth Charter, accelerate implementation of existing youth related policies and promote the creation of new laws, policies and frameworks to advance the development of youth in their respective countries.

Young people interested in the award are encouraged to develop a speech of not more than 1,500 words, and submit same to their respective Ministries responsible for youth with a cover letter with subject line "African Youth Initiative and Creativity Award."

Objectives of the Award

  • Promote African Youth creativity, participation, and communication skills and visibility
  • Promote the African Youth Charter and African positive values
  • Strengthen the dialogue, mutual confidence and partnership between the youth, public authorities and Parliaments
  • Promote good governance, citizens participation and democracy in Africa.


    The awards will be organised in five categories, which will have a total of 10 winners:

  • African Youth Charter
  • Citizenship and positive values
  • Youth Policy
  • Youth rights and participation
  • Youth adult partnership

    Final presentations can be made in any of the four African Union languages-Engligh, French, Portugese or Arabic. However, if the presentation is done in a local language, it should be translated before being sent to the AU Commission.


  • National selection process - November - June 1
  • Deadline for receiving national winners at AUC - June 15
  • Selection of continental and regional winners - June 29
  • Announcement of results - July 7
  • Official award ceremony - July 25-29

    For more information and application, visit: African Youth Initiative and Creativity Award

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