African Youth Federaton as an umbrella body for youth organizations in Africa premised on the notion that youth have an integral role to play in the development of their respective nations It aims to see a positioned and defined leadership structure at community, national, regional and global developmental level. We are committed to the principles of good governance, transparency and zero tolerance towards any wrongdoing in any context. AYF has adapted its structures and procedures in order to meet the evolving needs of the federation’s governance and respond to the increasing complexity of its functions and operations


The AYF President holds the highest office at AYF. She/he is elected for two years by The AYF congress which is consist of AYF members. The AYF President’s rights and duties are set forth in the AYF Statutes.


According to the statutes, the AYF Congress is the organization’s supreme body. Numerous articles dictate which items are to be discussed and which decisions are to be passed at this forum as the legislative body of world youth parliament.


As the African youth governing body, AYF must take into account a wide range of developments and other factors and decide on numerous issues in accordance with the AYF Statutes and regulations. The strategy is determined by the AYF Executive Board chaired by the AYF President, a forum where senior officials can directly influence the decision-making process since each has its own representation under the AYF Statutes. The executive’s decisions are guided by the recommendations of six commissions.


Under the Executive Board comes the professional AYF commissions as administration level to implements the decisions passed by the AYF Congress through the Executive Board. Read more about AYF Commissions