African Union Youth Exchange Ideation Dialogue Forum (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities

African Union

As part of the strategies to facilitate partner engagement within the framework of the African German Youth Initiative (AGYI), the African Union Commission (AUC) and the German Federal Enterprise for International Cooperation (GIZ) will convene an Ideation Dialogue Forum on youth exchanges and volunteerism which will explore innovative approaches towards skills promoting youth exchange programs. The dialogue will provide a platform to share experiences, discuss key strategies towards strengthening existing processes as well as identify opportunities for expansion of currently available services. The dialogue seeks to engage key stakeholders including youth led exchange organizations, participants as well as alumni of exchanges and volunteerism.

The forum will take place in Gaborone, Botswana from the 2-4 September 2018.

NB: Transportation and accommodation costs will be covered.

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Participants in the Forum will be pre-selected on the following criteria:

  •  Be between the age of 18 and 35
  • Proficiency in at least English or French
  • Have a valid passport
  • Have a relevant experience in youth exchange and/ or youth voluntary programs
  • Be African or be an African descent


The Ideation Dialogue Forum is designed for a maximum of 100 participants.


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Deadline: August 10

The selection criteria will be based on geographical representation, balanced gender distribution, diversity of backgrounds, and the quality of the applications. Successful applicants will be notified by no later than 14 August 2018.

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  1. Hello, i have applied and i have not yet received feedback. does that mean i was automzatically not succesful in my application?


  2. Greeting from Nigeria. I actually applied to attend the conference but yet to have feedback. When should I expect response?


  3. Hie , I just saw this today and I’m really interested and based on the participation criteria I’m qualified can I please send and be part of this.


  4. Thanks guys, I’m Pascal from Ghana and I would really love to attend this conference


  5. am in kenya and
    waiting eagerly to attend the forum and exchange more with fellow African youths


  6. This is great… Thank you the entire organizing committee. Thank you for thinking about the youth because they are the future leaders of our countries and meant to bring change in our continent..


  7. I stand up tall on my feet for the youth affairs, this forum is a great opportunity to interact and gain live changing experience from other youth across the continent


  8. I am helping people in my community in medical sector and conducting medical cumps and outreaches so this would be good for me to attain more skills for more quality services provision in my communities when I return


  9. Am very much interested in African Union Youth Exchange Ideation Dialogue Forum (Fully Funded) | Diplomacy Opportunities


  10. Thank you African Union for such a great initiative. Any Youth out there would be grateful to have such a life changing opportunity, however it seems am finding difficulty in the registration process specifically on the part of my Date of Birth and Date when my Passport expires since the fields signal red even when I use the correct order that is Date of Birth, Month and Year.. Is there a specific way we should write these dates…
    Kind Regards.


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