Are you a young person with a passion for humanitarianism and a desire to create a positive impact in your community and beyond? Look no further than the 2nd Africa Union (AU) Humanitarian Youth Forum 2023, an upcoming event that will bring together young people from across the continent to discuss critical issues, share best practices, and develop innovative solutions to some of the world’s most pressing humanitarian challenges.
The Africa Union (AU) Humanitarian Youth Forum is a unique platform that aims to promote youth participation and leadership in humanitarian action. The event provides an opportunity for young people to engage with key stakeholders, including governments, civil society organizations, and international agencies, to discuss critical issues related to humanitarianism and global development.
Overview of the 2nd AU Humanitarian Youth Forum 2023 edition
The 2nd AU Humanitarian Youth Forum is designed to strengthen the pattern of humanitarian responses in Africa, and also promote ownership and leadership of youth on humanitarian issues.
The 2nd AU Humanitarian Youth Forum is scheduled to take place in 2023 and will be hosted by the African Union Commission in collaboration with the United Nations and other partners. The event will bring together over 500 young people from across Africa and beyond to discuss critical issues related to humanitarianism and global development.
The Objectives of the Forum
The primary objectives of the 2nd AU Humanitarian Youth Forum are:
- To provide a platform for young people to share best practices, experiences, and innovative ideas related to humanitarianism and global development.
- To promote youth participation and leadership in humanitarian action at the local, national, and global levels.
- To foster collaboration and partnerships between young people, governments, civil society organizations, and international agencies.
- To develop concrete action plans and recommendations for addressing critical humanitarian challenges facing Africa and the world.
Eligibility and Application Process for the 2nd AU Humanitarian Youth Forum 2023
- The 2nd AU Humanitarian Youth Forum is open to young people aged 18-35 from across Africa and beyond;
- Who has a demonstrated passion for humanitarianism and a desire to create a positive impact in their communities and beyond?
- The event is fully funded, with all travel, accommodation, and related expenses covered for selected participants.
To apply for the 2nd AU Humanitarian Youth Forum:
- Interested individuals should visit the African Union Commission website on: docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScUKuIhfajs-x_IyKCaOBa16GDzyLDVRigPsUwTwXrfV_1NXQ/viewform and complete the online application form.
- Applicants will be required to submit a personal statement outlining their motivation for attending the event, as well as their relevant experience and qualifications.
The 2nd AU Humanitarian Youth Forum will feature a variety of formats and activities to promote interactive and engaging discussions among participants. These will include:
- Plenary sessions featuring high-level keynote speakers and panel discussions on critical issues related to humanitarianism and global development.
- Parallel sessions and workshops focusing on specific themes and topics, provide participants with the opportunity to share best practices and develop innovative solutions.
- Networking and social events, providing participants with opportunities to connect and build relationships with their peers and key stakeholders.
- Youth-led initiatives and exhibitions showcasing innovative solutions and projects developed by young people.
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