AUNYD- (East) African UN Youth Delegates
Following our UN Youth delegate project conducted with our partners in Sudan in the previous year, this project strives to promote UN Youth delegates on a regional level. As the Youth from East African countries is still heavily underrepresented at the international stage, together with our partner organization in Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, we jointly designed a two-year project, funded by the German Foreign Ministry. The project aims to increase representation of the youth of East African countries at the UN supported by building a network of stable and capable UN Associations, which will organize UN Youth Delegate programs in the participating countries. The project capacitates East African youth and increases their visibility through workshops, skills trainings, and regional meetings fostering innovative learning concepts which lead up to the actual representation at the UN General Assembly on base of a joint vision for the East African region. Moreover, the project aims at fostering knowledge about the UN and its work in the participating countries among a broader youth audience.
Increase East African Youth representation at the international stage and UN
Foster regional exchange among the youth of participating countries and support them in establishing common visions for relevant topics
Promote knowledge about the UN system and its work among a broader young civil society. Encourage participation in UN opportunities and interest in its mission.
Establish sustainable structures to create lasting UN Youth Delegate Programs, beyond the scope of the project.
The project targets youths from participating countries between the ages of 18 and 32
By the end of the project there will be stable structures and networks of UN Associations in all of the participating countries. Further, the UN Youth Delegates and Fellows will have acquired deeper knowledge in addressing pressing issues and lobbying for their interests on both, national, regional and international platforms. Due to the regional cooperation among the UN Youth fellows and delegates, overall regional cohesion will be fostered.
By supporting our partners in establishing stable structures and networks to enable young people from East African countries engaging in UN-opportunities, the project also seeks to improve the visibility and influence of East African Youths in public administration, international as well as diplomatic affairs . Lastly, the implementation of the project will lead to cooperation with the respective governments, so that sustainable UN Association structures can be created.
This project was designed and implemented in close cooperation with
The project could be realized thanks to the kind support of the German Federal Foreign Office