When looking at Africa’s future, experts often cite the continent’s large, growing young population as an asset. Half of the continent is under the age of 20 and all 10 of the world youngest countries are in Africa. These statistics represent a powerful workforce for the next several decades. Similarly, the “demographic dividend” suggests a pool of future leaders, from local communities to national level and even regionally.
AU Watch’s ‘Agenda 2063 Program for African Students’ (APAS) is Africa’s leading academic enhancement and leadership development program of its kind for African secondary school students planning to pursue tertiary education and who wish to make a meaningful contribution and impact in the continent.
We bring students to a summer camp to learn about the African Union, its Member States, its institutions. It is a three-week ‘summer’ program inspired by the African Union’s Agenda 2063 Program especially the need for ‘Africa to develop its own long-term strategy to regain its own destiny’, with Africa’s youth at the helm. This program is normally held alongside an AU meeting.
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