East Africa Community
Youth Ambassador Platform

“We move it”

About EAC Youth Ambassadors Platform

EAC Youth Ambassadors Platform (EACYAP) is a youth engagement initiative of the East African Community (EAC) under the Political Affairs Department within the framework of the Nyerere Centre for Peace Research.

The Platform’s mandate is fostering youth participation in national and regional governance and EAC integration processes. This mandate extends to being active influencers of EAC programmes and policy frameworks to address the emerging day-to-day realities of young people within the community.

Its leaders are selected through competitive processes which feature an annual regional integration-themed debate.

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The EAC Youth Agenda Consultations

The East Africa We Want Consultations were part of pre-summit activities, organized together with YouLead consortium members at national level (one convening per EAC Partner State). The consultations were conducted online in the form of open webinars with each country having a dedicated day of consultation.

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The East African Community National Youth Council Roundtables.

YouLead and EAC YAP in partnership with the Kenya National Youth Council convened the East African National Youth Council Roundtable as a pre-summit activity, bringing together National Youth Councils and representative bodies from the 6 member states to consolidate the gains made for youth participation in the regional integration process.


Border Outreach Programme

Under the African Union Border Program (AUBP), the East African Community Youth Ambassadors undertook a multi-stakeholder outreach programme targeting the border districts/communities aimed at sensitizing the youth within the border communities, local leaders and actors as well as border agencies on issues hindering regular cross border movements and threats linked to irregular movements such as smuggling or trafficking as well as evaluation of the response to the covid-19 pandemic in line with the EAC Response plan.

EAC YAP Leadership

We work as a well-oiled machine with each part working in tandem to bring out the best results. At the helm of this operation is our talented and revolutionary leadership at the EAC Secretariat and on the platform.

David Onen

Principal Political Affairs Officer, East African Community

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Barbra Kaboha

Programmes Assistant, Political Affairs Department, EAC Secretariat

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Ivan Sebastian Ssegawa

EAC Youth Ambassador, Uganda Regional Coordinator, EACYAP

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Ange Umutoni

Regional Coordinator, EACYAP

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