Africa Youth Panel Nigeria


The African Youth Panel is a platform of youth leaders from different African countries committed to advancing policy, political and economic actions to reduce youth unemployment and enhance governance and participation. Membership consists of youth leaders from diverse skills and backgrounds including academics, civil society experts and politicians. The AYP was initiated by the Danish NGO Forum to provide input to the Danish Africa Commission (DAC) on what youth can do in Africa’s development as well as what development partners should do to ensure that tangible results are achieved with their support. The final DAC report recognised the importance of investing in young people for development in Africa. Consequently, the AYP received a grant from the Roskilde Festival Society to carry out its advocacy and capacity building work and to further strengthen its membership. The African Youth Panel (AYP) is a non-profit and non-governmental platform of participation and exchange among youths in Africa, promoting the culture of development and implementing local, national and regional initiatives through its member organizations. The structure of AYP comprises a panel of 60 young people in over 23 African countries. The Steering Committee is the governance arm of the AYP, with representatives from all sub-regions of Africa and an African youth from the Diaspora.


Name of Primary Programme
Africa Youth Panel
Numbers of programme participants annually
25 - 250
Telephone Number - alternate
Programme Type
Leadership Impact Platform
Region from which participants are selected
Various, Northern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa
Organisation website
Programme Funders
Government, Philanthropic, Corporate
Region of programme delivery
Northern Africa, West Africa, Eastern Africa, Central Africa
Programme Contact email
Philanthropic funders
Roskilde Festival Society
Are programmes continuing?
Country of operation
Corporate funders
Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs
Telephone Number
Organisation Name
Africa Youth Panel
Programme Start Date

Leadership organisation location

Kado, Abuja, Nigeria
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About AFLI




The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.