AUDA-NEPAD African Good Practice Competition on Youth Skills Development and Employment 2022

AUDA-NEPAD African Good Practice Competition on Youth Skills Development and Employment 2022

Deadline: August 12, 2022

Are you an organisation that excels in driving good practices on youth skills development and employment promotion on the African continent?

If yes, then the African Union Commission and the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) invites you to enter the African Good Practice Competition on Youth Skills Development and Employment 2022 to find, celebrate, and grow the number of good practices across all African countries.

About the Competition

The African Skills Portal for Youth Employment and Entrepreneurship (ASPYEE) is a continental knowledge platform hosting a wealth of good practices on Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET), skills development methodologies and approaches, and youth employment and entrepreneurship interventions. 

This competition aims to increase good practices from all regions, with a focus on regions that are currently under-represented on ASPYEE. These include West, Central, and Northern Africa and conflict-ridden countries.


  • Five organisations, one from each African region, will win an all-expenses paid study tour to South Africa, including all travel, accommodation, and meals!
  • The study tour programme consists of:
    • A meet-and-greet with senior officials of AUDA-NEPAD
    • A one-day workshop where winning organisations can exchange information, share experiences, and be inspired by their peers from other parts of the continent.
    • Field visits to South African trail-blazing organisations, government-led projects, and multistakeholder interventions
  • Free profiling and marketing, including:
    • Being featured on the ASPYEE platform and AU and AUDA-NEPAD social media channels
    • A certificate of recognition from AUDA-NEPAD
    • Invitations to speak at high-level events
  • Organisations that have not been selected as winners will still be given an opportunity to share their good practice on ASPYEE if they meet the judging criteria.


Open to:

  • Representatives working at any of these organisations:
    • Colleges (public and private)
    • Non-profit organisations
    • Training providers
    • Private sector organisations
    • Government departments
    • Multi-stakeholder led projects
  • Practitioners in TVET, youth skills development, employment, and entrepreneurship promotion on the African continent

Judging Criteria

  • Impact: Demonstrate impact through number of beneficiaries and notable throughout rate, from training to employment.
  • Sustainability: Indicate mechanisms to enable long-term sustainability and alignment of the programme to the local skills and employment system needs
  • Local Adaptation: Demonstrate tailored responses to challenges particular to the local conditions
  • Inclusivity: Demonstrate inclusivity of vulnerable groups, including women, youth with disabilities, and youth in conflict-ridden societies


Write up your good practice using the template (800 words) and submit before the closing date. Submissions must be made online, in: English, French and Portuguese.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit African Good Practice Competition.