Saturday, October 1 2022

Deadline: March 6, 22

The International Telecommunication Union (ITU) has launched a call for applications for new members of the Generation Connect – Africa (GC-AFR) group as part of the global “Generation Connect” initiative, which aims to engage the world’s youth world and encourage their participation as equal partners alongside today’s digital change leaders.

The Generation Connect – Africa Youth Group (GC-AFR) aims to provide a unique participatory process for young people to contribute to the work of ITU and the African Telecommunication Union (ATU) on the continent. It offers African youth a virtual platform to discuss opportunities and challenges related to digital technologies. Through this platform, young people are consulted and can share with ITU-ATU members their interests, concerns and perspectives on digital transformation.

GC-AFR offers African youth a virtual platform to discuss the opportunities and challenges related to digital technologies in the African region. Through this platform, young people will be able to share with ITU Members their interests, concerns and perspectives on digital transformation, especially in the context of the upcoming World Telecommunication Development Conference 2022 (WTDC-22) and Summit Generation Connect Youth World. will be held in 2022.

This initiative was launched in November 2020, in line with the ITU Youth Strategy which aims to improve and have a real impact on the lives of young people around the world and to ensure meaningful youth participation in ITU as key stakeholders in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

As they now look to the World Telecommunication Development Conference 2021 (WTDC-21), the ambition of the second phase is to continue to engage with the members of the GC – Africa Youth Group in the journey towards the WTDC-21 Generation Connect Global Youth Summit.

Eligibility criteria

To be eligible for the GC-AR, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be between 18 and 25 years old;
  • Be a citizen of countries in the African region;
  • Have an interest and/or experience and knowledge in the field of digital technologies and digital transformation, including in the application of digital solutions in areas such as education, health, civic participation or other public services;
  • Possess strong communication, analytical and writing skills;
  • Possess the ability to work remotely in a team; Have an advanced level in English or French
  • Interested in and/or having experience and knowledge in the field of international cooperation as well as being active in a national or regional youth organization in African States would be an advantage (not mandatory).
  • Young Africans are invited to submit their application via the online form.

For more information, visit https://www.itu.int/en/ITU-D/Regional-Presence/Africa/Pages/projects/2021/GC-Africa-Youth-Group.aspx

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