Call for Participants: Youth Advisory Group on Digital Jobs
Are you interested in becoming a member of the Youth Advisor Group on Digital Jobs?
This is a unique platform that will bring together young leaders, youth-led organisations, and technical experts from across Côted’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, SouthAfrica and Uganda to discuss, design and shape solutions to improve access to digital employment opportunities for young people in Africa.
The International Labour Organization and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) ‒ in support of the African Union (AU) and under the umbrella of the Global Initiative on Decent Jobs for Youth ‒ are implementing this programme to empower African youth, ensuring they benefit from new opportunities in Africa’s growing digital economy and steer it forward with their energy and creativity.
Members of the Youth Advisory Group on Digital Jobs will:
- Share their ideas and engage in a candid exchange on how to best promote decent digital jobs for young people, with young people.
- Shape an action plan for promoting digital employment opportunities for young people in Africa through online co-design workshops in October / November / December 2022
- Have the opportunity to continue engage with the Youth Advisory Group after the workshops on a voluntary basis.
To be considered for the Youth Advisory Group on Digital Jobs, youth members should be:
- Aged 18 to 29
- From one of the following countries: Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa or Uganda.
- Studying, working, or volunteering on projects or initiatives that support digital skills development and employment opportunities for young people in the digital economy.
- Part of an existing community or network with other young people, with who they can engage in outreach and dialogue on the topic.
- Available to participate in three online co-design workshops between Oct and Dec 2022.
Candidates can apply as individuals or as youth-led organisations. Applications of youth networks and youth organisations are preferred. If selected, youth organisations will be admitted to the Youth Advisory Group with the understanding that up to two persons representing the organisation can participate in YAG activities.