ITU Generation Connect – Africa Youth Group (GC-AFR) 2021 for Young Africans…How To Apply.
With the objective of further strengthening the engagement of Youth in Africa, ITU and ATU are pleased to announce the establishment of the Generation Connect – Africa Youth Group (GC-AFR) and to invite your organization to provide support for this effort.
Application Deadline: 23rd February 2021
About the Award: In line with the ITU Youth Strategy and within the framework of the “Generation Connect” global initiative, African Youth are called upon to contribute to the preparatory process for the World Telecommunication Development Conference (WTDC-21), in particular the Regional Preparatory Meeting (RPM) for Africa, through the establishment of the Generation Connect – Africa Youth Group (GC-AFR).
Eligibility: This call targets all African youth between 18 and 24 who have an interest and/or experience and knowledge in the field of digital technologies and digital transformation. They should possess strong communication, analytical, and writing skills, the ability to work remotely in teams, and have an advanced level of English and or French
Eligible Countries: African countries
To be Taken at (Country): Virtually
Number of Awards: Not specified
Value of Award: GC-AFR aims at providing a unique participative process for youth to contribute to the work of ITU-ATU in Africa. It will offer African youth a virtual platform to discuss opportunities and challenges related to digital technologies. Through this platform, youth will be consulted and able to share with ITU-ATU membership their interests, concerns and perspectives on digital transformation, especially in the context of the upcoming ITU-ATU Joint Regional Preparatory Meeting for Africa(RPM-AFR) for WTDC-21 to be held virtually from 29 to 30 March 2021.
Duration of Award:
- Timeline: February 2021 – December 2021
- Time engagement: 8 weeks / 3-4 hours a week in average
How to Apply: African youth are kindly invited to submit their candidatures through the online form by 23 February 2021, 11:59 pm CET and would like to encourage the participation of girls in this initiative. After an in-depth analysis of all candidatures the composition of the group will be announced by 24 February 2021. The kick-off meeting of GC-AFR will take place on 26 February 2021.
- It is important to go through all application requirements on the Award Webpage (see Link below) before applying.