IASGA 2023 | Abilene, Texas 2023-06-16 | 2023-06-16 | mymun

Conference

Abilene, Texas, United States

Jun 16 - Jun 18, 2023

500 delegates expected

University Students and High School Students

Application opens 10 Nov 2023

 

Largest international African Youth Empowerment Initiative

IASGA seeks to bring together future generations of young African leaders from all corners of the globe to gain first-hand experience in international relations, to produce high-quality resolutions aimed at bringing about the Africa we want, and to submit these resolutions to relevant AU agencies and Africa leaders for consideration.

IASGA begins with a series of workshops delivered by Diplomats about Youth Involvement, the AU Agenda 2063, and Leadership. Furthermore, during the first committee session, delegates will have the opportunity to engage at a High Level by benefiting from experts in their field on the committee topics.

Guide to IASGA Roles

Delegate

A student/youth leader in a role of a delegate participates fully in all conference events and committee session proceedings. During committee sessions, a delegate represents an assigned African country other than his country of nationality and takes part in debates and resolution writing. A delegate represents the official stance of their assigned country according to the committee topic in discussion. A delegate can apply individually or as part of a delegation. 

Faculty Advisor

A faculty advisor is a School or University teacher/professor/staff/organization leader accompanying a delegation. Faculty advisors can attend conference events except for committee sessions. Faculty advisors must not interfere in the conference proceedings, or distract their delegates nor are they allowed inside the committee sessions rooms unless otherwise allowed by the committee chairperson or conference staff. Faculty advisors are the point of contact and organization for conference staff members regarding their delegation.

Head Delegate

A head delegate is a student participating fully in the conference as a delegate with the additional responsibility of accompanying and organizing their delegation.

Delegation

A delegation is a group of students or young leaders from the same university, school, or organization wishing to attend together. A delegation consists of delegates and a faculty advisor or head delegate. Delegations are considered for a Best Delegation Award at the end of the committee sessions. Delegates part of a delegation may be distributed among different committees

Chairpersons

Chairpersons are highly-skilled students or youth leaders in international diplomacy. They are responsible for the academic delivery of their assigned committee and overall committee session proceedings. Chairpersons are required to have several experiences and a strong academic background.

 

Applying Individually VS Applying as a delegation

An individual delegate applies as a person not as part of a School/College/University/Group. Delegations are groups organized by a Society/Club/University/School member accompanied by Chaperons.

To apply as a delegation (Group), please review this registration guide

Acceptance Criteria

 Delegate or Head Delegate

  • High School or University Student
  • Age 16-30
  • No experience required
  • Experienced delegates are assigned to more difficult committees and/or countries

Faculty Advisor

  • Must be an Academic teacher or Educational staff member

Chairperson/Co-Chair

  • High School or University Student
  • Age 18-30
  • Must be available to attend ISAGA preparation workshops.
  • Strong Academic background in research, geopolitics, International relations, diplomacy, economy..etc
  • Strong knowledge of AU.

Notes:

  • Access to all conference events between 25-27 May 2023 is included in the registration fees. 
  • Accommodation, Transportation, Meals & Beverages are NOT included in the registration fees
  • Please check the criteria of each role as above before making the payment. 
  • Delegations should pay the delegation fee on top of the fee for each Delegate, Head Delegate, Faculty Advisor and Observer

Visa

  • Please check with your school/university or local consulate of the destination country for your visa requirements.
  • Once your application is accepted, you will receive a notification with information on how to request an invitation letter.

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Committees

Peace and Security Council (PSC)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (ARBE)
Human Resources, Science and Technology
Political Affairs
Peace and Security Council (PSC)
Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment (ARBE)
Human Resources, Science and Technology
Political Affairs
Size

60 Spots

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54 Spots

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54 Spots

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54 Spots

Description

The Peace & Security Council The Peace and Security Council (PSC) is the standing decision-making organ of the AU for the prevention, management and resolution of conflicts. It is a collective se...

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The Agriculture and Food Security Division coordinates the implementation of AU decisions related

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On the Wings of Innovation, the AU Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa 2024 (STISA-2024) places science, technology and innovation at the epicentre of Africa’s socio-economic develo...

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The Political Affairs committee is responsible for promoting such strategic partnership in order to contribute to a shared understanding of challenges ...

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Topic

Prevention, management and resolution of conflicts

Topic

The Agriculture and Food Security Division coordinates the implementation of AU decisions related

Topic

Human Resources, Science, and Technology

Topics

Trade and Industry

Social and Economic Affairs