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AU-EU Youth Cooperation Hub

Bonn, 13th March 2019. On 29th October 2018, the African Union – European Union "Youth Cooperation Hub" was founded in Addis Abeba.

A group of people standing around a table discussing Photo: Engagement Global

AGYI Engagement Global Sounding Group Meeting

Bonn, 13th March 2019. The African-German Youth Initiative (AGYI) is building on existing Engagement Global youth initiatives. The Sounding Group was created withing the coordinating unit of the AGYI in order to ensure that the perspectives of German civil society actors are incorporated in implementation of AGYI activities.

Representatives of the participating civil society organisations in Benin and the GIZ. Photo: GIZ Benin

New network strengthens AGYI in Benin

Bonn, 22. November 2018. Since the end of September 2018, a new network of civil society stakeholders has started its work on shaping the African German Youth Initiative (AGYI) in Benin.  At the network meeting from 24 to 28 September 2018, the first steps towards a viable network structure were taken.

Four persons are looking into the camera.

Thematic Forum on Global Learning

Bonn, 3 September 2018. The second Thematic Forum on Global Learning took place from 27 to 29 August 2018 in Johannesburg, South Africa. In various projects on the topic of sustainability, the participants learned about new methods of global learning and used the meeting for networking.

Dr Martial De-Paul Ikounga, Commissioner at the African Union und Dr Gerd Müller, Minister of the German Ministry for Economic Development and Cooperation, shaking hands at the AGYI launch.

AGYI Innovation Fund: Call for applications

Bonn, 30 August 2018. Alumni and African host and sending partners of African-German youth exchange can now apply for funding of their projects to African German Innovation Fund. Learn more!

Young people in the Babawatoto Centre for children and youth are teaching artistry to the German group of visitors.

AGYI conference in Tanzania strengthens civil society partnerships

Bonn, 6 August 2018. German organisations from the fields of cultural education and sports connected with their Tanzanian partners from cultural youth work and sports at the Partner Matching Conference from the 2nd to the 5th of August 2018 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Participants of the workshop in Berlin. Photo: Engagement Global

AGYI Workshop on monitoring and evaluation

Bonn, 30 April 2018. How can AGYI partner organisations monitor and evaluate their activities? Concrete answers were given in a three-day workshop on monitoring and evaluating the AGYI's goals, which took place in Berlin from 25 to 27 April 2018.

New website of weltwärts Exchange Projects

Bonn, 1 April 2018. In January 2018 the new website of weltwärts Exchange Projects went online. Weltwärts Exchange Projects supports groups of young people from Germany and the Global South - especially from African countries - who are jointly realising a project on one of the 17 goals for sustainable development. Since April, the website is also available in English and French.

Participants of the AGYI study tour visiting the Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth in Bonn, Germany.

High demand of the African-German Youth Initiative

Bonn, 16 January 2018. From 99 to 511 first consultations: the demand for the services offered by the African- German Youth Initiative (AGYI) rose rapidly within one year from 2016 to 2017, according to the annual statistics compiled by Engagement Global's Information Desk on Civic Engagement.

Representatives of TYC, YBLA and WESSA as well as government representatives of the three pilot countries during a talk with Engagement Global.

African partners visit Bonn and Berlin

Bonn/Berlin, 24 November 2017. The three AGYI partner organizations from the pilot countries Benin, South Africa and Tanzania visited Engagement Global in Bonn and Berlin on a study tour.

ENSA participants.

For a fair cooperation in the future

Berlin, 8 November 2017. At the International Evaluation Conference of the ENSA Programme on "School Exchange Now & Then - 2030 and Beyond", held in Berlin, the participating teachers and development stakeholders discussed common visions of the future in international school exchanges.

A group of young people is discussing at a conference.

Redefining Partnership: AGYI Forum held in Tanzania

Dar es Salaam, 3 November 2017. “Not all partners have to make the same kind of contribution. It is more important that all partners contribute in a way that is according to their capacities”, said Erick Crispin from the Tanzania Youth Coalition on the AGYI Forum in in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.