Call for Applications: Youth Pre-Conference on the Margins of the 2nd Annual International Conference On Public Health In Africa 2022 (Funded

Deadline: 22nd of November, 2022

Africa is presently at a crossroads to enhance its long-term readiness for future pandemics and health security after two years of emergency mode owing to the COVID-19 pandemic. In order to advance global health security, the African Union Heads of State and Government urged for the full implementation of the New Public Health Order (NPHO) for Africa, which was developed by the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC).
Africa CDC will hold a Youth Pre-Conference on December 10–11, 2022, in Kigali, Rwanda, in advance of its 2nd Annual International Conference on Public Health in Africa (CPHIA), in recognition of this. A long-term strategic partnership between Africa CDC and young people is intended to facilitate the complete implementation of the NPHO and, in turn, drive health security in Africa and globally.


  • Africa CDC will cover all travel related costs of participants, with support from its partners.


  • The conference will target young people, between 18-35 years, with track records of
    work/experience and education (at least enrolled as undergraduate) in the areas of medical
    science, public health, health technology, as well as public health advocacy, development
    cooperation and journalism focused on health etc;
  • Representatives should be from youth-led and youth-oriented organisations and networks,
    associations, academia or in an individual capacity;
  • Interest in public health and engagement as a youth advocate in the area.
  • Youth that have also led or engaged in public health related projects, research and initiatives
    are invited to apply.
  • Youth participants affiliated with a youth-led organisation, network or movement are highly
    encouraged to apply.
  • Youth participants must demonstrate commitment to public health engagement as an
    advocate or a practitioner in the area.
  • Other factors such as geographical balance, diverse ideological and professional
    backgrounds; gender, ethnic and social diversity, including disability inclusion, will also be
    considered in the final selection of participants.

Selection Criteria:

  • An independent committee comprising of experts will conduct the selection of participants
    for the pre-conference.
  • Application documents must provide clear and detailed information about the applicant
    including their age, gender, nationality, language, education, values and experience in any of
    the following areas: Public health or medical sciences, media or journalism (Health reports),
    civil society organisations, public service, and/or community leaders.
  • Submission of a written motivation statement briefly detailing why you want to participate in
    the Youth Pre-Conference, highlighting the role of the youth in advancing sustainable health security in Africa.


Applicants for the Youth Pre-Conference are expected to fill out the application form online with their
personal information, educational and professional background attaching a:
Statement briefly detailing why they want to participate in the Youth Pre-Conference,
highlighting the role of the youth in advancing sustainable health security in Africa.

  • A copy of passport
  • A curriculum Vitae

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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