The Egyptian Ministry of Youth and Sports has recently launched the Model African Union simulation under the patronage of Egypt’s Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly and the African Union Commission in Cairo, the Arab Republic of Egypt. The ministry had earlier in November obtained accreditation from the AU Commission (AUC) to implement the AU’s simulation model in Egypt.
The first of its kind, the simulation was jointly sponsored by African Union Commission and the Egyptian government under President Abdel-Fattah el-Sisi of Egypt who is also the current chairman of the African Union. The launch took place on the occasion of the pre-deployment training of youth volunteers of the Nile Cohort of the African Union Youth Volunteer Corps (AU-YVC).
While speaking during the closing ceremony of the event, the AU Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology (HRST), H.E Sarah Anyang Agbor commended President el-Sisi for his pro-youth policies. “His programmes and policies are pro-youth and he deserves applause for his commitment. We need to start talking and actualizing the African Dream, and if we do this our youth will no longer die in the Sahara or the Mediterranean. If leaders create a conducive environment we will see this come to pass.”
The Model AU simulation is one of the operational mechanisms for the implementation of the recommendations of African Ministers of Youth and Sports, and Culture, during the 3rd meeting of the Specialized Technical Committee on Youth, Culture and Sports (STC-YCS3) held October 2019, in Algiers, Algeria. The meeting called for the promotion of the implementation of Model African Union simulation, aimed at popularizing the concept of African unity among young people within and outside educational institutions, so as to enhance youth participation in the decision-making process of the African Union.
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