About AfriNYPE

The Policy Perspective

In 1995, the Member States of the United Nations jointly adopted ‘World Programme of Action for Youth’ to the Year 2000 and beyond (WPAY). The final ratification of the Action Plan took place in 2007. The Action Plan provided framework and practical guidelines for national and expected international support for improving the conditions of young people around the world, while it doubles as the first global blueprint suggesting roadmap for achieving an effective National Youth Policy in respective countries. If established and properly implemented, a National Policy on Youth is supposed to provide all-encompassing vision for all programs and activities relating to youth in one country. The priority areas of the WPAY indicate the range of policy areas to be covered through its 15 priority areas:

Who We Are

The African Network of Youth Policy Experts (AfriNYPE) came alive during First Global Forum on Youth Policies in Baku, Azerbaijan.
Sequel to the global forum, African delegates engaged in intensive dialogues and did situation analysis of youth policies in the region, mapping and SWOT analysis followed by concrete document that led to the emergence of AfriNYPE. A privileged meeting and deliberations with the UN Envoy on Youth Mr Ahmed Alhendawi and the youthpolicy.org team (one of the partners that convened the Baku Forum) on the AfriNYPE’s mission, objectives and plans for advancing youth policy work in African region led to the announcement of the platform openly at the closing session of the Global Forum. AfriNYPE was established by African delegates to enhance advocacy for youth policy implementations and realisations among African countries by persuading Africa’s UN Member States to renew their commitments regarding implementing youth policies on the continent. ReadMore…

Member Countries

  1. Egypt
  2. Tanzania
  3. Zimbabwe
  4. Niger
  5. South Africa
  6. Kenya
  7. Central African Republic
  8. Ethiopia
  9. Gabon
  10. Rwanda
  11. Nigeria
  12. Ghana
  13. Uganda
  14. Gambia Click to see all…

“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.” — Margaret Mead