As mandated by the Chairperson of the African Union Commission H.E, Moussa Faki, the African Union Youth Envoy published 2019/20 Action Plan. The Action Plan, under the Advocacy Model, seeks to mobilize the African Youth Charter (AYC) Hustlers, to lead continental, regional and national advocacy for the ratification and implementation of the Charter as well as the institution of effective monitoring and reporting mechanisms.
This is in line with the AUC’s 1 Million by 2021 Initiative, which seeks to provide opportunities for African youth in the game-changing areas of employment, education, entrepreneurship and engagement (4Es). The AYC Hustlers initiative also provides an opportunity for youth-led advocacy and youth-led accountability and ensures results on continental commitments to their development.
The flagship initiative is spear-headed by the AU Office of the Youth Envoy (OYE), with the support of Youth Division of the AUC Department of Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST), and in collaboration with the Regional Economic Communities (RECs), seeking to engage young Africans as African Youth Charter Hustlers.
The mission of the Youth Hustlers are broadly to Advocate for Action and Promote a model Africa. For the year 2020-2022, Ghana’s representative for the Youth Hustlers Initiative will be Grace Akosua Dankwa and Sarpong Hammond Antwi
Grace Akosua Dankwa is a Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) fellow and an alumnus of the African Young Women Fellowship. She is an alumnus of the University of Ghana and currently a student at the Kofi Annan International Peacekeeping Training Center. Grace is an enthusiast of issues on peace and security, human rights, sustainable development and youth empowerment. Grace volunteers with several organizations and leads change in various capacities.
Sarpong Hammond Antwi is also an alumnus of the Pan African University Institute of Water and Energy Sciences (Including Climate Change) –PAUWES, Algeria He is passionate about youth engagement and partnership for community development with a research interest in Energy-water-climate change nexus, environmental sustainability and gender mainstreaming. Hammond loves to advocate, blog and volunteer on youth-related projects and empowerment initiatives.
You can contact the representative’s via these option
Grace Akosua Dankwa
Sarpong Hammond Antwi
You can also find out about other Youth Hustlers from across the continent HERE