The YouLead Community

The YouLead Community

YouLead is a large community with multiple constituencies and stakeholders, including YouLead Board of Patrons, YouLead secretariat, EAC Youth Ambassadors, YouLead Consortium Members, YouLead co- host organizations, and funding partners and sponsors, delegates and alumni among others.

YouLead Board of Patrons

Primary purpose and role is to promote program, open doors, enhance political legitimacy and advise on political matters It is Headed by an EAC former Head of State nominated through an open call for nominations by youth across the EAC All other Members are nominated through an open call for nominations and vetted by TESCO based on country, sector, gender and age group balance criteria

YouLead Technical Steering Committee

Composed of reresentatives (1 per org) of YouLead Promoting Orgs (currently MSTCDC, EAC, and TBI) Promoters qualify by level of commitment to wnership of YouLead Programs Commitment is by staff time, funds contributed and funds raised for YouLead programs at country and regional level Primary role is to oversee the YouLead Secretariat and offer program oversight and guidance at regional all levels

YouLead Secretariat

YouLead Secretariat is made up of a team of dedicated young professionals - youth organizing and leadership specialists with various skills and talents. They offer their time and skills all year through to work toward advancement of YouLead’s short and long term ambitions.

East African Community (EAC) Youth Ambassadors

East African Community Youth Ambassadors are East African youth between the age of 18 to 35 that support YouLead Secretariat to mobilize youth for the in-country events and raise awareness about YouLead Summit. They also support planning and execution of pre-summit events in their various countries and offer support at the regional summit in different activities.

YouLead Volunteers

YouLead Volunteers have played an important role in driving the success of YouLead programs since 2017. As part of the program the YouLead volunteers are responsible to mobilise youth and support coordination of in-country activities and events in their various countries. They increase awareness about YouLead and introduce the YouLead to new partners, participants and potential future volunteers. As local change makers, successful YouLead Volunteers are those active on social media and develop and share contents about YouLead, as they unfold, on relevant platforms.

YouLead Partners and Sponsors

YouLead Partners and sponsors contribute to the realization of the summit through financial or in-kind support. They can nominate a member of their community to attend the summit, select sessions to facilitate, fund, or suggest speakers.

YouLead Consortium

YouLead Consortium members are youth led, youth serving and youth centric organizations based in the EAC countries that support YouLead Secretariat to promote YouLead agenda and work towards YouLead long term ambitions. They contribute in the planning, fundraising and execution of YouLead programs, plan and execute national pre-summit events in their respective countries, participate in the planning and hosting of the regional summit and work with the alumni to execute the post summit agenda.

YouLead Action Network

The YouLead Action Network is a community of YouLead Alumni - participants from previous YouLead Summits and associated programs. They together form a wide network of young professionals and influencers across East Africa and beyond. They are active across the various EAC Member States. They shape and implement YouLead’s post-summit agenda and stay engaged all year through until the next summit. They come together under the YouLead Secretariat guidance, and are encouraged to remain in their local affiliations and associations, not to form new organisations, and only come to YouLead as neutral and inclusive platform for information and opportunity sharing, cross border and in-country exchange programs and peer mentorship.

YouLead Co-host organizations

YouLead Co-host organizations are youth led organizations and networks based in EAC countries. They work with YouLead Consortium to co-host YouLead pre-summit in country events in their respective countries. They also carry forward the YouLead post summit agenda, together with the Consortium.

YouLead Delegates

YouLead delegates are successful applicants who attend the regional YouLead Summit. Delegates are hosted on full board and accommodation basis at MS TCDC campus during the summit.

YouLead Mentors and Speakers

YouLead Speakers and Mentors are selected individuals with specialized expertise related to each YouLead theme and sub themes, who offer their skills and time to talk about related topics, inspire and offer mentorship support to YouLead delegates at the YouLead regional summit. They are selected

YouLead Exhibitors

YouLead Exhibitors is a Community of YouLead Partners and supporters who are invited to showcase their work, products and services, and are allowed to make sales, at a subsidised fee during YouLead Summit events and other convening activities.

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