African Union Youth Envoy


Aya Chebbi, an award-winning Pan-African feminist. She is the first ever African Union Special Envoy on Youth and the youngest diplomat at the African Union Commission Chairperson’s Cabinet. She is a voice for democracy and was fundamental as a political blogger during 2010/2011 Tunisia’s Revolution. Graduated of University of Tunis El Manar in International Relations, with a Fulbright scholar at Georgia Southern University. And took her Master’s Degree in African Politics at SOAS, University of London with a Mo Ibrahim Foundation Scholar.

She is the founder of multiple platforms such as Afrika Youth Movement (AYM), one of Africa’s largest Pan-African youth-led movements — Afresist, a youth leadership program and multimedia platform documenting youth work in Africa and — Youth Programme of Holistic Empowerment Mentoring (Y-PHEM) coaching the next generation to be positive change agents. She served on the Board of Directors of CIVICUS, World Refugee Council, Oxfam Independent Commission on Sexual Misconduct, Women’s Alliance for Peace Advisory Board, Council of the Africa Public Health Foundation among others.

Aya was recognized in 2018 Apolitical World’s 100 Most Influential Young People in Government and 2016 among 100 Most Influential Young Africans in the World. She received multiple awards including 2018 Young Talent of the year by UNLEASH Festival, 2017 Pan-African Humanitarian Award by Pahawards and 2016 Inspirational Woman of the Year by Women4Africa Awards. In 2019, she received the Gates Foundation Campaign Award and was named in Forbes’ 50 Africa’s 50 Most Powerful Women.

Aya Chabbi is rebranding Africa and committed to peacebuilding, gender equality and Africa’s integration.