Most frequent questions and answers

African Youth Networks Movement (AYNM) is a network of networks. Since its inception in 2017, the AYNM has been a powerful platform that seeks to empower youth networks throughout Africa by bringing together youth networks around the continent to collectively harness their experience, knowledge, and expertise towards the development of the continent. 

Led by Mrs Graḉa Machel, AYNM is incubated under the Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) and aims to spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and stability across the continent. 

The AYNM works in 4 tracks

  1. Education
  2. Entrepreneurship
  3. Peace and Security
  4. Political Participation

As a network of networks, the AYNM has come to facilitate dialogues not only between youth networks representative from all around the continent hosting meetings in all of Africa’s regions in 3 languages between the youth and decision makers. 

Since its inception in 2017, the AYNM has come to have representatives in 50 countries in the continent with this covering over 500 networks and an access of 800 contact points. The AYNM offers a platform to extend projects within individual networks to a continental movement. The AYNM is in short where you go to expand. The platform acts as a multiplier of efforts and amplifier of individual voices.

The AYNM is interested in your network, its small projects, big projects, ideas and aspirations. The best representative within the AYNM is one who is willing to share ideas, who is eager to interact with other networks and is constantly in the loop regarding your constituency and area of work. In short, what you can do for the AYNM is lead your network well, being mindful of opportunities to increase the impact of your network through collaborations with others.

First things first, let’s check your eligibility.

  • Are you between the ages of 18-35?
  • Are you part of a youth-based network?
  • Is that network based in Africa?