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The Africa Matters Ambassador Program (AMAP) is a 1-year blended-learning African leadership development program which provides successful applicants with online training, skills development (soft skills, African Leadership, African Feminism, and Social Entrepreneurship), cross-continental network building, mentorship from industry leaders across Africa and the implementation of four-community impact projects. For the last 6 months the inaugural Ambassadors have been hard at work. They have completed their training modules and have recently begun the practical element of the program. Their community impact projects are intertwined with Africa Matters' YLDP and SLDP workshops.

 Africa Matters Initiative is establishing a pool of mentors for some exciting new programs, as below:

  • Yale Young African Scholars (YYAS): a partnership with YYAS to provide their scholars with dedicated mentors and support them with further project implementation and execution in June 2020
  • She is Empowered (ShE): A non-residential, online development program for 20 young African women focused on leadership, soft skills, social entrepreneurship, and advocacy in August 2020
  • Africa Matters Ambassador Program (AMAP):  a one-year blended-learning African leadership development program which provides successful applicants with online training, skills development (soft skills, African Leadership, African Feminism, and Social Entrepreneurship), cross-continental network building in 2021

N/B: Mentor applications are still being considered until the end of June 2020

Criteria

  • Experienced and available to commit to coaching and mentoring young people

Benefits

  • Support initiatives empowering youth to identify community issues and create sustainable solutions
  • Collaborate and train young people in to promote youth empowerment across their community
  • Play a leading role in establishing Africa Matters hubs throughout the continent

About Africa Matters Initiative

The Africa Matters Initiative (NPC 2018/033657/08) is a youth-led organisation committed to upskilling and empowering African youth to change the narrative through capacity building and community impact projects. We have impacted the lives of over 18 000 African youth and diaspora through our Schools Leadership Development Program (SLDP), Young Leadership Development Program (YLDP), Africa Matters Ambassadors Program (AMAP) and Events. Our events feature networking evenings, workshops on African leadership and women empowerment, school talks on youth empowerment, annual Summits titled ‘Towards a Better Africa’, and an active online platform for robust dialogue. We exist to upskill and empower youth to better their communities.

The Africa Matters mandate is as follows 

● Change the African Narrative – By engaging in dialogue on African identity to reshape the way we look at this identity.

● Upskilling African Youth – With a youth population of over 230 million youth, it is pertinent that these youth are upskilled and educated to be change-makers to make a tangible impact.

● Create platforms for critical engagement – By critically engaging over important issues to discover African solutions to African problems.