African Good Practice Competition on Youth Skills Development and Employment (All-Expenses paid study tour to South Africa)

Deadline: 12th of August, 2022

Are you an organisation that excels in driving good practices on youth skills development and employment promotion on the African continent?

If yes, then the African Union Commission and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) invites you to enter this exciting competition to find, celebrate, and grow the number of good practices across all African countries.

The African Skills Portal for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (ASPYEE) is a continental knowledge platform hosting a wealth of good practices on Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), skills development methodologies and approaches, and youth employment and entrepreneurship interventions.

This competition aims to increase good practices from all regions, with a focus on regions that are currently under-represented on ASPYEE. These include West, Central, and Northern Africa and conflict-ridden countries.


• Representatives working at any of these organisations:

  • Colleges (public and private),
  • Non-profit organisations,
  • Training providers,
  • Private sector organisations,
  • Government departments, and
  • Multi-stakeholder led projects
    • Practitioners in TVET, youth skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship promotion on the African continent
    Note: Interventions targeting youth with disabilities or disadvantaged youth are encouraged.


Five organisations, one from each African region, will win:
An all-expenses paid study tour to South Africa, including all travel, accommodation, and meals!

The study tour programme consists of:
• A meet-and-greet with senior officials of AUDA-NEPAD
• A one-day workshop where winning organisations can exchange information,   share experiences,  and be inspired by their peers from other parts of the continent.
• Field visits to South African trail-blazing organisations, government-led projects,  and multistakeholder interventions

Free profiling and marketing, including:
• Being featured on the ASPYEE platform and AU and AUDA-NEPAD social media  channels
• A certificate of recognition from AUDA-NEPAD
• Invitations to speak at high-level events

Organisations that have not been selected as winners will still be given an opportunity to share their good practice on ASPYEE if they meet the judging criteria below.

Submission Process:

  • Write up your good practice using the template (800 words) and submit before the closing date. Submissions must be made online, in: English, French and Portuguese.
  • Organisations with existing good practices on ASPYEE may enter the competition but must still complete the application form. The organisation may use the opportunity to update the existing good practice with up-to- date information.

Contact: email

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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