The African-German Youth Initiative (AGYI) is a multi-lateral initiative of the African Union Commission and the German Government aimed at enhancing youth exchange and mobility between African countries and Germany in the context of education for sustainable development. The intention is to contribute to the development of essential competencies and skills in young people from African countries and from Germany in view of a ´global citizenship´.
The AGYI will contribute to furthering the visions and objectives of Agenda 2063, the African Youth Charter (Art. 10/11), the African Youth Decade Plan of Action 2009-2018, and of regional and national youth policies in African countries for youth empowerment and development. It will also contribute on a global level to building on and strengthening global partnerships (as expressed in the SDG 2030 Agenda, Goal 17)
For the initial phase, Benin, South-Africa and Tanzania have been selected as pilot countries, based on the youth exchanges from the BMZ already existing with partner organizations. The AGYI builds up on existing programs in these countries and aims at strengthening African partners in youth exchange.