​Habitat III West and Central Africa Working Group / Call for Country Coordinators

Deadline: October 15th 2017

The vision of the UNMGCY is the advanced participation of young people at all levels of governance: locally, nationally, regionally and globally. The UN MGCY seeks to promote the positions of children and youth in policy processes around a number of areas, especially in the protection of the environment, sustainable development, and the promotion of economic and social development.

The mission of the UN Major Group for Children and Youth is to ensure that the interests of children and youth are taken into account in planning and decision making processes, and that youth in particular participate meaningfully. The mission of the UN MGCY Habitat III Working Group is to facilitate the representation and participation of children and youth in the process during, leading up to, and after the Habitat III conference. The Habitat III Working Group aims to ensure that the interests and input of children and youth are taken into account while designing and implementing the ‘New Urban Agenda’.

The Working Group Coordination Team:

  • According to the New UN MGCY Process and Procedures, the coordination structures are set for the purpose of effective coordination of its mandate and work areas. Among the 5 listed coordination structures in the Process and Procedures is the Working Groups Coordination Team. This is comrpised of Global Focal Points (GFPs), Regional Focal Points (RFPs), Thematic Focal Points (TFPs) and science-Policy Interface Focal Points (SPI FPs) of the specific working group.
  • The Regional Focal points coordinate the outreach process in their respective regions. This includes the coordination of a regional team open to all members of the Habitat III WG, without any selection, contact all relevant children and youth organizations and networks in the region, with the help of the regional team and according to the outreach strategy, to inform them of the engagement and invite them to join in and share relevant materials. The RFPs role also include facilitation of regional advocacy work, such as addressing regional policy development, consultation outcomes, lobby efforts and advocacy actions.

To help facilitate their action on national level the West and Central African Region RFPs are opening this Call for application, to the Working Group members. The Country Coordinators are not mandated by Children and Youth International (CYI) but are part of the Regional outreach as any other member of the WG.


  • This call of application is not an official  UN MGCY selection process for national positions. 
  • Selected application will still be MEMBERS of Children and Youth International and should not use the opportunity for self-promotion.


  • Applicants must be the Habitat III Working group members that come from one of the 23 West and Central Africa Countries and demonstrate a clear commitment to SDG 11 and the New Urban Agenda. The WCA Regional Focal Points will review the list of candidates and  applicants will receive an email indicating whether they have been approved or denied.

The deadline for the application is October 15th 2017

If you have any questions,please  send your request to

ornella.ohoukoh@childrenyouth.org .

Looking forward to working together with you!

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