Monday 23rd November
Overview of the challenges and opportunities in Africa
The African region or the mother continent, known for its abundant natural resources and favorable conditions, creates a multitude of opportunities for all.
The session aims to introduce the different challenges Africa is facing but also how to switch these challenges into opportunities for youth
Meeting with our Youth Envoy
This session aims to have an open dialogue with our AU Youth Envoy regarding her vision and action plan, as well as creating a dialogue between the AU Youth Envoy, Minister of Youth of Tchad and the participants.
Youth opportunity: Mohammed VI Polytechnic University
Mohammed VI Polytechnic University is an institution oriented towards applied research and innovation with a focus on Africa.
The University is engaged in economic and human development and puts research and innovation at the forefront of African development.
A mechanism that enables it to consolidate Morocco’s frontline position in these fields, in a unique partnership-based approach and boosting skills training relevant for the future of Africa.
A scholarship scheme allows (mainly via the OCP Foundation) to support academically outstanding students who do not have the necessary personal resources by partially or totally covering living expenses (accommodation/meals) and by the partial or total exemption of tuition fees.
Tuesday 24th November
Break Out Session - Gender Equality and climate change
In order to deepen our understanding of the main topics concerning the 2063 Academy, this break-out session will aim to discuss both topics with specialized experts in their fields in a double group working simultaneously.
Climate change and the future of our region
Despite having contributed the least to global warming and having the lowest emissions, Africa faces exponential collateral damage, posing systemic risks to its economies, water, and food systems, public health, agriculture, and livelihoods, threatening to undo its modest development gains and slip into higher levels of extreme poverty.
Gender Equality: what’s the status quo?
The status quo of gender equality in Africa refers to the current state of affairs as it is, or in other words, the oppression women receive to this moment. Women
are responsible for 60% of the work done globally, yet earn just 10% income and 1% of the property. In Africa, 70% of women are financially excluded. The continent has a US$42 billion financing gap between men and women. In addition, there exist many other causes for gender inequality in Africa being: lack of legal protection, lack of bodily autonomy, poor medical care, societal mindset, uneven
access to education…
Wednesday 25th November
The African youth we want. (Intergenerational dialogue format)
This panel will cover the main characteristics youths should have to partake in the decision making. It will also host an intergenerational dialogue to break the existing between both parties and help deepen their relationship as they learn how to accept and work with each other. To achieve this endeavor, it’s of paramount importance to honor the following requirements: Include youth in decision-making processes. Honor the youth voice. Understand and implement their honest opinions and ideas. Be willing to share your adult power and privilege in order to make the community a better place for both young people and adults alike.
Managing successful initiatives in the post covid context
The COVID 19 pandemic has created new needs of skills in the project management field. Project managers, like everyone else, must adapt to the new standard:
confinement, migration from physical workspace to virtual workspace, remote work, and so on. Despite this migration, the requirements in terms of results remain the same. During this, 1-hour workshop participants will have the opportunity to learn the basics of how to manage successful initiatives in this context. We will talk about setting aim and objectives, how to prepare and manage the budget, how to communicate our initiative, and finally how to monitor and evaluate the activities. The AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub, delivering this workshop has been engaged since 2018 in remote work around Africa and Europe on Education and skills, Peace and security, Business & Entrepreneurship, Environment, and climate change, Governance, Digitalization, Culture arts & sports.
DONOR MANAGEMENT & RETENTION
During this workshop, the participants should have a clear understanding of donor management and retention,know the different ways they can engage donors to improve their donor retention. Also, learn more about their donor community and how they respond to their fundraising campaigns.
Thursday 26th November
Collective and Emotional Intelligence
This workshop aims to define Emotional Intelligence and explain the reasons why it is an essential skill.
Do you want to develop awareness about your emotions and concrete ways to know, understand & control them? Do you want to develop a good team (personally and professionally) by managing the emotional climate, leading to better outcomes? Do you want to manage conflicts and want to be defined as an emotionally intelligent leader?
Join us and learn how to control disruptive emotions, how to think before you act, understand your and other people’s emotions, and overall better manage your relationships and networks.
Ms. Sylvia Musalagani
Workshop: Staying safe on FaceBook
During this 2 hour session, participants will receive training on tips and tools they can use to stay safe on Facebook and Instagram. The training will cover:
- Safety policies
- Tools to safeguard your privacy and security on Facebook and Instagram
- Reporting violating content
- Resources to provide user support.
The participants will also have an opportunity to engage with the Facebook team in a QnA session
Cre-activity: Improve your creativity through fun and creative activities
Creativity is an important skill to have when solving problems and leading projects. The Cre-Activity workshop is an opportunity for participants to improve their creativity skills and explore their imaginations through creative writing and improvisation exercises.
Friday 27th November
Saturday 28th November
Youth opportunity: Erasmus+ and Intra-Africa scholarship Opportunities
Erasmus+ is the EU's programme to support education, training, youth and sport in Europe. Its budget of €14.7 billion will provide opportunities for over 4 million Europeans to study, train, and gain experience abroad. Erasmus+ has opportunities for people of all ages, helping them develop and share knowledge and experience at institutions and organisations in different countries.
The Intra-Africa Academic Mobility Scheme supports higher education cooperation between countries in Africa. The scheme aims to promote sustainable development and ultimately contribute to poverty reduction by increasing the availability of trained and qualified high-level professional manpower in Africa.
The program's objective is to improve the skills and competencies of students and staff through enhanced mobility between African countries. Strengthening cooperation between Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) in Africa will increase access to quality education and will encourage and enable African students to undertake postgraduate studies in the African continent.
#IamRemarkable is a Google initiative empowering everyone and especially underrepresented groups to celebrate their achievements in the workplace and beyond. During the 90 minute workshop, you will learn the importance of self-promotion in your personal and professional life and be equipped with tools to develop this skill. Participants will be invited to challenge the social perception around self-promotion.
Africa-Europe: from COVID-19 to Recovery
Europe is living in a temporary depression that seems to come to an end in the following months.
On the other hand, Africa has managed its own COVID-19 crisis with less damages than Europe and the Americas, but once the pandemic is over and those continents make a re-start, where's Africa's starting point with respect to its European partners?
It's still a migration-problem-only view for Europeans or will Africa be able to seek further partnerships?
Will Africa's voice be heard in the recovery budgets of the European Union?
Borders will re-open, but will Africa and Europe rely again on walls, razor-wire fences, and such?