The African Union/International Centre for Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa (AU/CIEFFA) is a specialized institution of the African Union since 2004, dealing with women’s and girls’ education following Decision Assembly/AU/DEC.44 (III). The centre is located in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso.
Following the two previously organized capacity building workshops respectively held in Ethiopia and Tunisia; this year, the 3rd batch of the Workshop will take place in Accra, Ghana from 26 to 29 November 2019 under the theme: “Young Women’s Leadership to Advance Girls’ and Women’s Education in Africa”. This 3rd Capacity Building workshop for African Youth will put special emphasis on specific objectives including the following:
- To inform and sensitize the youth on the state-of play of issue pertaining to girls’ and women’s education in the continent despite various efforts made by African countries.
- To understand the obstacles and barrier hindering girls to access and stay at school until she complete her higher education in order to address girls and women’s Education.
- To deepen their knowledge on gender stereotyping in studying and job sector usually affected more by boys and men such as the STEM, ICT, TVET Male-dominated jobs.
- To equip them with some advocacy tools such as the leadership, entrepreneurship, negotiation, public speaking as efficient weapons to facilitate their work within the community as girls ‘education’s Champions.
- To build a strong network of African young women and men sharing the same vision to change mindset on gender equality and equity in the educational system by 2063!
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The workshop aims to bring together young women and men who will be representatives of the 5 regions of Africa.
The participants will be selected through a call for applications open to all based on the selection criteria as follows:
- Young African (women and men) aged 21 to 35 year old;
- Young girls and men with educational/professional background or interest in one of the above-mentioned sector/field or in any other relevant field.
The shortlisting process will use the following calendar and dates.
- Wednesday 18th September: Call for applications is opened for all;
- Friday 7th October: Call is closed for the shortlisting process to start for a for two week period;
- Friday 21st October: Shortlisted candidates shall be contacted to take part in the meeting.