Updated Oct 06, 2020CLOSED

Youth Silencing the Guns Award

The Youth Silencing the Guns Award was created by the AU Office of the Youth Envoy to celebrate, recognise and support young Africans behind impactful peacebuilding initiatives that are building a culture of peace. A total of Six Awards will be issued six categories

The award seeks to:

  • - Identify six young peacebuilders at the forefront of impactful Silencing the Guns initiatives.
  • - Raise awareness of and celebrate their initiatives
  • - Directly support their initiatives with grants of $2000 up to $5,000
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CLOSEDOct 20, 2020Deadline
Up to $5,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

Implemented In:
Focus AreasClimate Change and Resilience (Environment)
Peace and Resilience (Democracy, Human Rights, and Governance)
Positive Youth Development (Youth)
Gender-based Violence (Gender)

Eligibility Criteria

  • - Nominee must be aged 15 – 35 by 30th November 2020 (as per African Youth Charter definition of youth)
  • - Nominee must be national and living in one of the African Union member states
  • - Nominee must fit in one of the 6 award categories and directly address one of the thematic areas
  • - Nominee’s project must have demonstrated impact in peacebuilding and directly impact to at least 300 people
  • - Nominee’s complete contact information provided
  • - Nominee must be committed to report on Monitoring and Evaluation of how the grant/Award supported the work of their projects
  • - Nominee’s project must be a political in nature and must not be operated for profit

Application Directions

Nominations can be made directly online.
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