AU’s legal counsel opens Africa 2063 in Cairo’s Gezira, Friday

Dec 21, 2018 - 2 min read

CAIRO – 21 December 2018: Egypt’s Ministry of Youth and Sports will open on Friday (Dec. 1) at 10 am Africa Summer School 2063 in central Cairo’s Gezira island, in the presence of Namira Negm, the African Union Legal Counsel.

This school is the first concrete implementation on the ground of the recommendations of World Youth Forum, the aspirations of the AU’s Agenda 2063, the mechanisms of African Youth Charter and finally, the foundation of international relations of Egypt’s Vision 2030.

Africa Summer School 2063 is one of the projects of the fourth edition of the African Awareness Program, sponsored this year, from a technical standpoint, by the Panafrican Youth Union, the African Peer Review Mechanism Program in South Africa and the African Graduate School, as an academic partner, one of the oldest academic institutions specializing in African affairs in Egypt and the Middle East.

This year, for the first time, the African School is addressing a number of African issues among young people in the form of interactive learning. It is an important step that the State strives to invest to highlight its historical and strategic status and activate its foreign policy in favor of urgent African issues.

The most eminent Egyptian diplomats, academics and specialists participate in the activities of African Summer School 2063, as well as (100) Egyptian and African students of the total number of (4332) candidates after dividing them as follows: sons of the border provinces – non-Egyptian Africans – son of the governorates – sons of the institutions).

Ambassador Negm is the first Egyptian to serve as legal adviser of the African Union. Within the framework of the official duties of this high-level post, she was able to play an important role in the consolidation of the historic Pan-African Free Trade Agreement, hailed by the Heads of State and Government and by the experts for its positive impact on trade.