The voice of the youth – Hub for Alternatives
AYAP is looking for purposes from younger youths.
I. Introduction of AYAP
As a part of the efforts to advance the Youth, Peace and Safety (YPS) agenda of the African Union (AU), the Peace and Safety Division (now the Political Affairs, Peace and Safety Division, PAPS), launched the Youth for Peace (Africa) Program (Y4P) in September 2018, with the first goal of facilitating the significant participation of African youth in all spectrum of peace and safety and dissuading their participation in violence. To boost youth participation within the peace and safety agenda on the continent, the AU Peace and Safety Council (PSC) throughout its 807th assembly requested the AU Fee to nominate 5 regional African Youth Ambassadors for Peace (AYAP) to work with the AU Youth Envoy in championing the promotion of peace and safety on the continent.
The AYAPs, working underneath the direct supervision of the management of PAPS of the AUC shall champion the promotion and advocacy of youth participation in peace and safety points on the regional degree and throughout Africa. Particularly, the AYAPs will promote the actualization of the 5 priorities of the Continental Framework on Youth, Peace and Safety (CFYPS), that are guided by Article 17 of the AU Youth Constitution (2006) and the United Nations Safety Council Decision Council (UNSCR) 2250 (2015), 2419 (2018) and 2535 (2020).
The primary spherical of AYAPs have been chosen, in collaboration with RECs/RMs following a rigorous screening course of and have been introduced to the PSC at its second open session on YPS in November 2019 for consideration and subsequent submission to the Meeting for endorsement. Subsequently, on advice by the PSC, the thirty third Abnormal Session of the Meeting of Heads of States and Governments held in February 2020 endorsed the appointment of the AYAPs. Earlier voices of the African youth ambassadors. The present AYAPs have been elected for a two-year non-renewable tenure (February 2020 to February 2022) with the first mandate to advocate and promote the mainstreaming and inclusion of younger Africans in peace and safety by amplifying their contributions and resilience, challenges and inspiring coverage and programmatic actions to handle the challenges and improve their contributions.
II. Standards and Qualification
An African Youth with demonstrated dedication and important contribution to the promotion of sustainable peace and safety. Functions from eligible youth, together with younger girls, displaced individuals and individuals with disabilities who meet the next standards are significantly inspired:
• Be between the ages of 15 to 35 in tandem with the AU Youth age;
• Possess college diploma in worldwide relations, peace and battle, political science, legislation and associated areas; a grasp’s diploma could be an added benefit; or, have not less than 2 years’ expertise in peace and safety with demonstrated capability for advocacy on youth, peace and safety points in addition to useful resource mobilization;
• Have expertise in selling and supporting peace processes, particularly in initiating and facilitating multi-stakeholder dialogues and mediation efforts;
• Have a robust monitor document with the local people/space the place he/she works;
• Possess robust communication and advocacy expertise;
• English, French, Arabic, Portuguese are the working languages of the AU. Fluency in any AU working language is required; data of one other AU language could be an asset.
Mission of the AYAPs
The AYAPs shall:
• advocate for the promotion of rights for younger folks in his/her area;
• advocate and lift consciousness on the AU CFYPS and its 10-Yr Implementation Plan of their area;
• encourage and assist AU Member States within the area with the coordination of the Y4P program to reinforce the event of Nationwide Motion Plans and its implementation of their area;
• implement regional youth actions masking the 5 (5) precedence areas;
• on request, signify the AU PAPS in conferences, trainings and workshops.
The mission of the AYAPs is premised on the AU CFYPS’ 5 priorities:
1. Participation: advocate and promote energetic and significant participation of youths in any respect ranges of decision-making, coverage formulation, implementation and monitoring of peace and safety selections/agreements; assist cross-sectoral cooperation as a holistic strategy to youth points and for elimination of structural obstacles to youth participation; and assist the event and implementation of nationwide motion plans to encourage younger folks’s significant participation in peace and safety by present nationwide and regional constructions.
2. Prevention: promote and strengthen youth capability on prevention by way of peace training, assist to the institution and implementation of peace architectures; facilitate entry factors for competent youth to undertake violence prevention actions together with youth-led or assist to dialogue and mediation processes; Reinforce the potential of youth by canvassing assist for the institution of investments and funds that allow inclusion of youth into completely different tasks to make sure entry to training, vocational coaching in addition to employment alternatives, with a view to decreasing youth unemployment and their attendant vulnerabilities to exploitation, manipulation, radicalization and recruitment by extremist, prison and armed teams.
3. Safety: advocate and promote compliance to worldwide humanitarian and human rights legislation to ensure the safety of younger folks throughout armed conflicts and facilitate secure motion and resettlement of displaced individuals, to mitigate threat of pressured recruitment in addition to sexual and gender-based violence.
4. Partnerships and Coordination: facilitate the efficient coordination and communication between youth and related stakeholders on planning and analysis of interventions to advertise peace and safety; promote elevated, coordinated and sustained political, monetary and technical assist to strengthen youth-led initiatives on peace and safety.
5. Disengagement and Rehabilitation: promote programmes geared toward efficient repatriation, resettlement, disarmament, demobilization, reintegration and rehabilitation of youth disengaged from armed or extremist teams. Promote coaching for younger folks to assist reconstruction and stabilization actions of areas affected by battle, together with making certain that the precise wants of younger ladies and men are met; promote younger folks’s capacities to behave as aid and restoration brokers in battle and post-conflict conditions.
Deadline for Software: 30 September 2021