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Empowering young people for the African Renaissance


To equip National Movements in empowering young African men and women
with voice, space and ability to influence for the holistic transformation of their communities, nation
and the African continent

Value Proposition Statement

Nurture Strong and Sustainable National Movements empowering youth for the Africa renaissance with effective youth programmes and governance systems.

As the Technical House, the AAYMCA contributes to the African Renaissance by building the Capacities of its 24 National Movements (NMs) for Impactful Youth Empowerment in the continent.

This is done by providing Evidence-based customized solutions using co-creation, co-research, co-design and innovation approaches key to:

•Youth Intervention Models (Power Spaces  along 4 thematic areas: Youth Justice, Civic Action, Economic Renaissance and Transformative Masculinity)
•Competencies for programme implementation and Communication.
•Movement Sustainability, Effective Governance and Delivery Models

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