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Why PYAG?

The PYAG membership includes eight successful young global and African leaders who are transforming the continent and the world. PYAG is primarily an advisory board, whose main role is to advise on best practices and innovative solutions to accelerate the Jobs for Youth in Africa Initiative and support the Bank in creating productive and transformational economic opportunities for Africa’s youth. PYAG’s mandate focuses on 5 priorities:

  • To advise President Adesina about  innovative solutions to accelerate job creation for Africa’s youth
  • Deepen private sector engagement to accelerate the implementation of Jobs for Youth in Africa (JfYA) strategy and galvanise resource mobilisation and partnerships for job creation
  • To enhance the Bank’s lobbying and advocacy on enabling environment policies
  • To raise awareness of the Bank’s Jobs for Youth in Africa initiative
  • To advocate for inclusion of young people in decision making processes