The Africa Youth Partnership for an Equitable Recovery from the COVID-19 Pandemic has been launched by Restless Development and YOTA (Youth Opportunity and Transformation in Africa), through which they are engaging, supporting, and empowering young people to put their ideas into action and play a leading role in continental recovery efforts.
In 2022, the focus will be on ten African countries: Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe, with an emphasis on 10 countries: Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The goal is to strengthen the capacities and skills of youth-led organizations and young innovators in developing and implementing policy accountability frameworks and solutions, allowing them to better connect, collaborate, and self-organize toward evidence-based advocacy for equitable pandemic response and recovery on the continent.
The Task Teams are ideal for young leaders who want to position themselves as facilitators of meaningful youth engagement in the design and implementation of their countries’ economic recovery agenda. They must fulfill the following requirements:
a. Must be between 18 and 29 years old as of 1st June 2022
b. Must be fluent in the English language
c. Must be a national of one of the participating countries, resident or in the diaspora. The participating countries in 2022 are Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. Youth Task Team members may have multiple nationalities, one of which must be a participating country. For example, a Youth Task Team member could have both Kenyan and Japanese nationality, with Kenya being the participating country
Deadline: 20 May 2022