The African Union Continental Linkage Platform to host the Africa Group Pre-IVCO 2022 Meeting on Volunteerism



WHAT:  Pre International Volunteer Cooperation Organizations Conference (Pre IVCO)

WHEN:  15th October, 2022 9:00AM SAST

WHERE: In person: Saly, Senegal

VIRTUAL: https://bit.ly/3Cy5A4O

WHY: The African Union Continental Linkage Platform (CVLP) under the Women, Gender, and Youth Directorate of the AUC, will host the Africa Group Pre-IVCO 2022 Meeting on Volunteerism to complement the International Volunteer Cooperation Organizations Conference (IVCO) 2022 Meeting from 16th to 19th of October in Saly, Senegal.


Through this meeting, the AU CVLP intends to update its constituency and stakeholders on activities carried out since the Kigali meeting in October 2019 on ensuring volunteerism is embraced in Africa. The event will further avail a forum to jointly set the strategic direction for the operation of the Platform and is expected to generate inputs for the IVCO 2022 meeting to enhance harmonization and facilitate synergy between the two Platforms and boost the number of Africa’s participants at the IVCO 2022 meeting. 


About the AU Continental Volunteer Linkage Platform:

Volunteerism has been receiving mounting policy attention in the AU system since the coming into effect of the African Youth Charter in 2006. The Charter requires that State Parties take measures that promote active youth participation in society. One of the measures that State Parties are required to take is instituting policy and programs of youth volunteerism at local, national, regional, and international levels as an important form of youth participation and as a means of peer-to-peer training.


Considering the multifaceted potential of the youth for Africa’s people-driven development, African Heads of State and Government in decision Assembly/AU/Dec. 274 (XVI) have recognized youth volunteerism as an instrument for youth empowerment and a catalyst for the continent’s development. Furthermore, the AUC put in place the AU Continental Volunteer Linkage Platform (CVLP) as a knowledge and information hub and coordination mechanism for volunteerism.


The Continental Volunteerism Linkage Platform is the one-stop gateway for volunteerism in Africa. The Platform aims to mobilize actors from across the continent engaged in volunteerism to maximize the benefits and potential of volunteerism and exchange programs in Africa. Since its official inception, the CVLP organized various events intended to promote dialogue among various actors of volunteerism.


Journalists are invited to cover the event. 


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  • Priscilla Mawuena Adjeidu- Communications Officer, AUC Women, Gender and Youth Directorate: AdjeiduP@africa-union.org

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