The term of the African Union’s (AU) first ever Envoy on Youth, Aya Chebbi, ended in February. The creation of this position in 2018 was a notable innovation that signaled the importance of youth issues for the AU and the continent.
This seminar will examine Chebbi’s achievements in the peace and security field and the challenges faced by those working on the youth agenda in Africa. Speakers will consider immediate priorities for the sector, including boosting the capacity of the AU and member states to ensure young people play an active role in securing their future.
Chair: Muneinazvo Kujeke, Research Officer, ISS Pretoria
Aya Chebbi, Outgoing Chairperson’s Envoy on Youth, AU Commission
Gai Mayen Luk, MP, Transitional National Legislative Assembly, South Sudan
Daisry Mathias, Presidential Advisor, Youth Matters & Enterprise Development, President’s Office, Namibia
Rafiu Lawal, Director, Building Blocks for Peace Foundation