The African Union Partnership (AUP) program, an associate award under the FIELD-Support LWA, is a five-year technical assistance project funded by the U.S. Mission to the African Union and managed by FHI 360. AUP supports the African Union Commission in effectively advancing and implementing the African Union’s priorities on improving employment opportunities for youth in Africa, as defined under the African Union Commission Strategic Plan for 2014–2017.
The program focuses on three technical results areas, all of which have important impacts on youth employment: education and skills development, economic governance and social protection, and trade and market access.
Under AUP, FHI 360 provides customized technical assistance. Our activities include:
- Analytical studies and assessments to strengthen consensus on youth employment priorities among the African Union and development partners
- Knowledge sharing and training to enhance communications, advocacy and knowledge management functions and engagement with local stakeholders
- Technical advisory services to build technical and management capacity
- Pilot learning activities to cultivate new partnerships and stimulate innovation
FHI 360 provides skills development and education technical assistance activities to countries in the African Union, primarily in Ethiopia and Tunisia. The project has supported activities in Cote d’Ivoire, Egypt, Kenya, Senegal, South Africa and Togo.