[WSMDiscuss] Fwd: Call For New AYM Co-Chairs, and Attend Our 2019 Forum In Addis Ababa

Aya Chebbi aya.chebbi at gmail.com
Wed Dec 5 18:15:47 CET 2018

*Connect. Empower. Mobilize.*

*These last two months (October and November) have been filled with history
defining moments for all of us at Afrika Youth Movement. From announcing
Ethiopia as our 2019 Forum Host and AYM Founder being appointed first
African Union Youth Envoy to opening applications for new Co-Chairs; we
have been at the core of bringing youth issues to the global stage. Read
through to learn of our impact and how you can engage with us*
Watch AYM Power Team from around the world congratulate
Aya on her new appointment

*Call for Applications: Co-Chairs of Afrika Youth Movement*

Are you a Pan-African, mobilizer, convener, energetic, young and have a
radical voice or know some who is? We have opened applications for
co-chairs to steer Afrika Youth Movement towards achieving our vision of
engaging 1 million youth by 2020 as current chair Aya Chebbi will step down
in December 2018.

*Apply or nominate someone here

*Apply To Attend AYM Retreat and Forum 2019*

Applications for the 2019 Afrika Youth Movement Retreat and Youth
Empowerment Forum is now open. The retreat will take place from 20 - 23
while the forum will hold on the 24th of February 2019 in Addis Ababa,

*Be part of our success story: **click here to attend

*AYM at the African Union North Africa  Consultation*

In January 2017 the African Union dedicated its theme for 2018 to be
“Winning the Fight Against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s
Transformation.” As part of this theme, the AU Commission hosted Youth
Consultation through the DG Trends AGA Platform across Africa. Afrika Youth
Movement was part of the North Africa Consultation held in Casablanca,
Morocco from 19 - 21, September 2018 and represented by Ms. Enaam Ahmed Ali.

*AYM To Tell Our Stories in Beautiful Trouble Activist Toolkit with a Pan
African Edition*

Afrika Youth Movement hub leaders alongside other activists across the
continent were in Tanzania to attend the Beautiful Rising Activists Jam
session in Arusha, Tanzania.

Beautiful Trouble in a partnership with ActionAid is developing and
expanding its activist toolkit with a Pan African Edition. This new edition
will enable activists and organisers from across Africa to share their
stories – both past and present – of creative resistance, tactics and
organising – empowering other activists across the continent and beyond to
draw lessons from their experiences.

AYMers Chidinma Chikwelu (Nigeria), Ezbora Haydez (DRC), Yara Rim Menia
(Algeria), Théophane Nzame-Biyoghe (Gabon), Rebecca Nindorera (Burundi) and
Randriarimanana Lalaina (Madagascar) represented the movement and told
their stories.

*Click here to watch their introduction video*

*AYM Hubs Coordinator Nominated For European Award*
AYM Country Hubs Coordinator Sodfa Daaji has been nominated for the 2018
Women of Europe Awards in the category of “Woman in Youth Activism”. She is
nominated alongside Viola Bianchetti and Sigrid Friis. As part of the Award
Ceremony, she will speak on the panel  “Campaigning for Equality and
Women’s Rights”
 on wednesday November 28

*AYM Hub Morocco Launched*

We are happy to welcome Morocco as new hub in the movement. AYM Hub Morocco
launched on October 24 at (venue) and had in attendance key leaders in
government, academics and civil society. The hub will be led by and brings
a total of our country hubs to (number)

*Watch Morocco Hub launch in the news
*AYM Hosts Peace Festival For Ethiopia and Eritrea*

As part of the 2018 CIVICUS Together We Speak Campaign 2018, Afrika Youth
Movement hosted Ethio-Eri Peace Festival on November 18 at Webe-Shebelle
Hotel in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in celebration of the resumption of
relations between neighbours Ethiopia and Eritrea.

Hub coordinators Yemane Yohannes led the organising team of the Peace
Festival which included Ghebrehiwot Fisseha, Hadera Zeray, Zaid
Hailemariam, Ghebrehiwot Tesfay, Haftamu Kahsay, Tsegay Tewolde, Bisrat
Hafte, Gebru Teklay, Wondwessen Hagos, Kalewongel Tesfay, Filimon
Gerezgiher, Fre Gebremariam, Yohanan Print, Abraham Zewude, Rahaset
Yohannes, Sara Abraha, Selamawit Eyosyas and Shewit TeklewoiniIn
partnership with Avatar Technology.

*AYM Hub Uganda meets AYM Hub DRC*

The Deputy coordinator of AYM Uganda Okello Robert and Projects Director
Otoo James met with representative of AYM Hub DRC Claude Kinyunyi on 13
November in Kampala to discuss synergy and collaboration between both hubs
to foster socio-economic transformation and peace building in the Uganda
and DRC.

*Communique on The End of AYM Uganda Suspension*

On March 24th, 2018  Afrika Youth Movement
Team, suspended all activities of AYM Hub Uganda. The suspension stemmed
from various allegations received from AYM members in Uganda about their
leadership. Members alleged multiple issues, including but not limited to
mismanagement from AYM Uganda 2017 forum funds, claims of sexual
harassment, conflict of interest between AYM and Yearning Voices Foundation
(YVF), the absence of accountability and transparency, and an overall lack
of a clear vision for the Hub.

In light of these accusations, Power Team launched a full inquiry to
determine the validity of such claims. However, we faced some challenges
during the investigation process. It was extremely challenging to
communicate with the leadership team in Uganda.  Recognizing the safety and
wellbeing of our members as paramount, we had to be discrete in our
approach, hence limiting our ability to find the facts.

*Read the full communique here*

*Revolutionizing Agriculture In Africa*

Our Agriculture Committee on November 1, had an information session on
Facebook Live and discussed "How Youth Can Revolutionize Agriculture In
Africa". The session was led by Femi Royal of MyFarmbase Africa and Nwafor
Fabs Cedric, Chair of AYM Agriculture Committee.

Did you miss it? *Watch the video here*

*Win $100 And Recognition as Afrika's SexyFarmer*

As part of the #SexyFarming campaign, we launched the #SexyFarming
competition. To participate is easy! Below are the steps:
Take a picture or video of you at your farm


   Post the picture on Facebook and tag Afrika Youth Movement with a
   description of what you do and why you love farming

   Stay glued to our Facebook page, once your picture is posted, invite
   your friends to like AYM page and like your post.

   Voting ends in 30 November

   The post with the most engagement (Likes, comments and shares) get the

*Join AYM Sexy Farming Strategic Team*

The goal of SEXY FARMING CAMPAIGN is aimed at promoting inclusiveness for
Youth in Agribusiness. We want to also bring to fore the idea that farming
and engaging with Agricultural value chain can end youth unemployment and
provide fruitful engagement for burgeoning restive youths across the

Passionate about revolutionizing agriculture on the continent as be part of
the Sexy Farming Campaign and based in Nigeria, Ghana, Liberia, Uganda and
Rwanda), Then Apply below

*Click here to apply

*November 22 - 23:* Action Aid Nigeria hosted an advocacy workshop on the
African Union Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance in Lagos,
Nigeria. The workshop brought youth campaigners and young media
professionals to brainstorm on implementing ACDEG in Nigeria. Nwaeze Daniel
represented AYM at the workshop

*November 17:* Linda Anaabah from AYM Ghana Hub was a speaker at the
Student Leadership Conference organized by the Ghana Youth Guide on
Saturday November 17. She spoke on “Youth Governance: All time
Responsibility “. The conference was held at Ghana Senior High School in

November 12 -15: UNFPA hosted the International Conference on Family
Planning in Kigali, Rwanda. The conference was preceded by a Youth
pre-conference. AYMers from DRC Smith Etumba, Odieux Bitakuya, Joseph
Luhindama, Divin Adamo and Happy Kampire and Malcolm Mitembo (Uganda)
represented AYM

*November 13:*  AYM Hubs Coordinator Sodfa Daaji was a speaker at the
recently concluded migration conference with theme "Journey of Women in
Europe and Africa" which was organized by Por Ti Mujer ONGD and Universitat
de València - UV. She shared experience on AYM country hubs and our work on

*November 3 - 6:* The government of Egypt hosed youth from around the world
at the annual World Youth Forum in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. AYM was
represented by Olivier Makambira from Burundi and Jean Lars from Kenya.

*October 25 - November 3: *Afrika Youth Movement members Sodfa Daaji
(Tunisia/Italy), Re'em Hussain(Egypt), Joseph Kenson Sakala (Malawi) and
Daniel Nwaeze (Nigeria) were in Denmark to represent the movement at the
Fight Inequality Alliance Youth Workshop and to develop plans for the 2019
Global Week of Action.

*October 24 -26:* As Africa partner for  2018 UNESCO Global Media and
Information Literacy Conference in Lithuania and the Youth Agenda Forum in
Latvia, AYMers Daniel Nwaeze (Nigeria), Amina Alaoui (Morocco) and Nidhal
Lamraoui (Algeria) represented the movement.AYMers Amina Alaoui shared our
story of impact in Africa and around the world in Lithuania while Daniel
Nwaeze made a keynote on our projects in Latvia. *Watch the video here


*AMEL Institute Training For Activists*

AYM partner African Middle Eastern Leadership (AMEL) Institute has launched
a call for a fully online academy that will provide training to local
activists (18-35 years old) all over the Middle East and Africa (MEA). The
goal of the Institute is to empower young people who are taking action to
address human rights violations, inequalities, injustices, discrimination,
conflicts or other issues affecting their communities.

Participants who complete the Pilot Program will be given a certificate of
completion and priority enrollment for subsequent AMEL Institute programs
as well as the chance to apply for workshops and other opportunities.

*Apply here

*Sahara Foundation Start-Up Nation *

The Start-up Nation by Sahara Hub is an initiative of the Sahara
Foundation, the Personal and Corporate Social Responsibility vehicle of the
Sahara Group which has presence in thirty eight (38) countries globally.
The Start-up Nation is a one day Master Class focusing on business and life
etiquette, leadership, networking, communication, and job readiness.

Thirty (30) young people will be selected for the inaugural class with ten
(10) participants having their business registration name done for FREE.

*Apply here

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info at afrikayouthmovement.org
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