A brief of the AfCFTA

The African continent's most ambitious integration initiative embedded in Agenda 2063

Main objective is to create a single continental market for goods and services with free movement of people and investment - intra-African trade

Is expected to increase intra-Africa trade from 13% to 25% or more through better harmonization and coordination of trade liberalization




Call for Submission

Continental Essay Competition
on AfCFTA

Continental Debate Competition
on AfCFTA

AfCFTA - YIAP

Duration;

  1. 24 - Month project, from January 2021 to December 2022.

Scope - Continental;

  1. REC based (EAC, SADC, ECOWAS, North & Horn, ECCAS)
  2. African young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years

Implementors;

  1. MS TCDC - YouLead Secretariat
  2. Regional project contact persons (1 per REC)
  3. GIZ AU Focal persons
  4. Key government representatives and subject matter experts

Summary of AfCFTA - YIAP

GOAL:
Amplified Continental mobilization, Awareness, Engagement, and Participation of African young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years in the Popularization and Implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (AfCFTA)


EUR. 100,000

The Objectives

1

Through a continental scoping study, establish the extent to which African young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years (especially those with a leadership role) are currently aware of the AfCFTA, and their perspectives on ways they could participate in implementation

2

Based on the findings of the continental scoping study, build the awareness and knowledge capacity of African young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years to position themselves as key stakeholders and contributors in accelerating the implementation of the AfCFTA

3

Map and mobilize government, development partners, private sector and other relevant stakeholders to meaningfully engage with and facilitate African young people between the ages of 18 and 35 years and support them to harness their demographic power, innovative minds and technological agility to create solutions for cross border trade such as e-commerce platforms

Work Plan Summary

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Continental Scoping Study
REC-Based, Youth Led

Includes;

  1. Intentional mapping of rural-urban respondents
  2. Sector-based mapping of study participants

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Awareness & Knowledge building
Continental Essays, Debates

Includes;

  1. Based on the findings of the scoping study, build the awareness and knowledge capacity of African young people

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Continental Summer bootcamp
Convening in Arusha

Includes;

  1. The continental youth leaders bootcamp
  2. Ideas Contest

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AfCFTA Online Community of youth
REC-Based

Includes;

  1. Develop online multi-stakeholder community of interest of youth and policy makers in AfCFTA
  2. Messaging tools and platforms to amplify voices of young people

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Continental Engagements
On Youth Status in AfCFTA

Includes;

  1. A one-time all-Africaonline Youth Assembly on the Status of youth voice and participation in the implementation of the AfCFTA

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AU-EU youth convening
Virtual, experience sharing

Includes;

  1. A one-time African-European (Afro-Euro) Youth Trade Facilitation Exchange Forum successfully convened