AGYI STRATEGIC ACTIVITIES
Countdown 2030 & beyond “glocalising the SDGs & Agenda 2063” – a multi-lateral youth driven project with teams in South Africa, Benin and Germany implemented the Countdown Conference to more than 100 youth from around the world in Germany in December 2019. These youth continue to collaborate across borders, cultures and language barriers to bring youth from the continent and Europe together for around the topic of their common future and the world beyond 2030. Click https://countdown2030.net/ to appreciate the journey.
Innovation Fund – within the framework of the AGYI, an innovation fund has been created for alumni and organisations in exchange to access. 13 Innovation Fund project are being implemented across South Africa by alumni and organisations within the AGYI network.
Youth Summit and Alumni App – The Continental Youth Summit, a collaboration between WESSA and the Southern African Alumni Network, brought African youth together to deliberate and develop strategies to give youth a stronger voice as influencers and contributors to development of the continent.
WESSA continues to work with the Southern African Alumni Network to develop a new app for the exchange and volunteering sector that will enhance cohesion, contribute to improved exchange and volunteering and link South African processes to the continental digital linkage platform of the African Union.
Skills in Exchange and Learning Journeys Framework – as part of the mission to provide more meaningful, enabling and relevant exchanges and volunteer experiences, WESSA, together with key stakeholders, is developing this important framework. WESSA is also working with African Diaspora in Germany to develop and include a mentor program for youth on exchange or volunteer experiences that will support skills acquisition as guided by the framework.
Youth Led COVID 19 Response Team – in the light of the challenges of the Coronavirus pandemic, WESSA has created a COVID Response Team to work with alumni and organisations in the AGYI network that are on the COVID frontline. WESSA participates in the UNICEF led continental working groups on COVID response for youth and volunteers and is drawing on the African Union, UNICEF and South African strategic guidelines for our interventions.