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Background

The Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network is a fraternity of young women of African descent living in Africa and the diaspora who seek to be empowered and be themselves, changemakers for leadership and development on the continent. Membership of the Network is segregated by Chapters based on country demarcations. However, there is a common goal which involves grassroots mobilisation of women for leadership and development through advocacy, training and projects.

Eligibility

  • All Women of African descent living in Africa and the diaspora
  • Must be within the age limits of 18 and 45 years (Interested women beyond or below the age limits can write to the Network Secretariat for consideration)
  • Desire to positively impact Africa
  • Commitment to serve the development agenda for women on the African continent
  • Register online and pay registration fee

Registration and Mode of Payment

Membership for the YAWC Network is an online process which involves filling a form on the YAWC Website and paying the registration fee to complete the process. (Note that all members will be required to pay membership dues every year which is different from the registration fee).

Applicants are required to pay an initial and one-time registration fee of US$70 and subsequently yearly Membership dues of US$60 every year.

For Ghanaian Applicants Only:

You can pay the Ghana Cedi equivalent of the dollar amount to the Bank Account or Mobile Money Account Details of ExLA Group provided below:

Bank Account Details

Account Name: ExLA Group

Account number: 9040000071530

Bank: Stanbic Bank

Branch: Accra Main Branch

 

Mobile Money Account Details

Account Name: Daniel Osei Tuffuor

Account Number: 0246489782

Network: MTN (Mobile Money)

For Non-Ghanaian Applicants Only:

Applicants resident in other countries must pay the registration fee of US$70 through VISA/MasterCard. Applicants without VISA/MasterCard should contact ExLA Group in order to transfer through Western Union/MoneyGram/Swift Money Transfer/Ria Money Transfer

 

Once your application is accepted, you will be contacted by the Chapter President of your jurisdiction or country to confirm your status as a member of the Network and subsequently be inducted officially into the Chapter for further engagements.

 

REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS

We recommend that you carefully read the following instructions to help you complete your registration process accurately and successfully.

 

GENERAL REGISTRATION INSTRUCTIONS AND TIPS

  • Only applicants who fully complete the online registration process will be accepted as members of the Network.
  • You do not have to finish your registration in one session. You may save your work and return later to continue working on your registration as many times as necessary until completion.
  • Answer all questions on the registration form in English/French.
  • Questions that require response are marked with an asterisk (*). Questions that are not marked with an asterisk are OPTIONAL.

ONLINE REGISTRATION

The registration is comprised of six (6) main steps.

  1. Personal Details and Contact Information
  2. Education and Languages
  3. Employment
  4. Supplemental Questions
  5. Submit

STEP 1: PERSONAL DETAILS AND CONTACT INFORMATION

  1. Please provide your First Nameas it appears on your birth certificate, passport or national identification card.
  2. Provide yourSurname or Family name as it appears on your birth certificate, passport or national identification card.
  3. Provide any other given name(s).
  4. Please provide an email address which you check regularly as this will be the primary mode of contacting you.
  5. Please fill in your primary phone number. It will be a major means through which the team will contact you.
  6. Provide an alternative phone number (if you have one) where we can reach you in case we cannot reach you on your primary phone number. This could be a parent, spouse, other family member, or work phone number.
  7. If you are on WhatsApp, please check yes and indicate the phone number to which your account is associated. This is optional.
  8. If you have a Facebook and/or Twitter account, please check yes and indicate your handles. Note that this is optional.
  9. Please fill in your Postal Address (P.O. Box number), if you have one.
  10. Please provide yourDate of Birth by selecting the year, month, and day on the pop-up calendar or using the format (YYYY-MM-DD).
  11. Please state your Nationality (E.g. Ghanaian)
  12. Please state your City/Town and Country of Residence. (E.g. Accra – Ghana)
  13. Fill in your ID number or Passport number and date of issue of the ID Card or Passport.

STEP 2: EDUCATION AND LANGUAGES

Education

Please tell us about your educational background. Indicate your highest level of education completed, and your Course of Study, Name of Institution, Year of Completion. Please also indicate if you are currently enrolled in school/college/university. While the YAWC Network values a person’s education, there is no minimum level of education or minimum grade required for participation in the programme.

Languages

Do you speak any other language(s)? Please indicate.

STEP 3: WORK EXPERIENCE

Please tell us about your current or most recent work. This may include formal or informal employment, self-employment, or other forms of engagement with organisations. It is not mandatory that you are or have ever been employed to be a member of the Network.

  1. What is/was the name of the organisation/company you work(ed) for?

What is/was your position or job title?

STEP 4: SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTIONS

 This information is used to better understand background of members to make provisions for special needs. The aggregate information collected through this form will be kept private and confidential.

  1. Marital Status– Please indicate your marital status i.e. whether you are married or single or divorced or widowed. The Network does not discriminate on the basis of marital status.
  2. Religious Affiliation–Please indicate your religious affiliation, if any. You may choose from one of the major religions in the world on the list or write in any other religion that you adhere to. YAWC Network does not discriminate on the basis of religious affiliation or any other affiliations.
  3. Disability– If you have a disability, please indicate here. If you select “Yes”, you will be asked additional information that may be helpful for YAWC Network Secretariat to accommodate any special needs you may have. YAWC Network does not discriminate on the basis of disability.
  4. Other Networks – Please indicate if you are a member of any other leadership Network and the year you joined the Network.
  5. Areas of Interest – Which areas of interest do you most likely want to champion for women/girls’ development. Please indicate.
  6. How did you learn about Young African Women Congress (YAWC) Network?– Please indicate all the channels of communication through which you learned about the YAWC Network.
  7. Kindly provide the name and contact information (her email address and/or telephone number) of a person you would like to recommend to join the Network.

STEP 5: FINISH

This is the final step of your registration. Before you can submit, you must read and accept the following two statements:

Consent

I have read and understood the constitution governing the establishment and operations of the YAWC Network to the best of my knowledge and I accept and will comply with the terms and conditions of the YAWC Network.

In order to be a member of the YAWC Network, I understand that I must meet the minimum eligibility requirements for membership status, that I must pay the required registration fees, that I must be a young woman within age 18 – 45, unless otherwise by consideration which is at the discretion of the YAWC Network Secretariat, and that my admission into the Network is subject to the determination by the Secretariat. I hereby certify that I have completed this registration fully and accurately to the best of my knowledge. I understand that any falsification, omission, or concealment of material fact may subject me to being dismissed from the Network.

 

Commitment

I hereby acknowledge that as a member of the YAWC Network, I confirm that I will abide by all rules of engagement of the Network.

Once you have read and checked both statements indicating your agreement, and have completed the other six (6) steps of the registration, you can click the “Submit” button.

If you have not answered any required questions, those questions will be indicated and you will have the opportunity to complete those questions. An email reminder may be sent to applicants who have started but not yet completed their registration.

Please be sure to review your responses for comprehensiveness, accuracy, spelling, grammar and clarity. Once you have submitted your registration, you will not be able to make any additional changes to it.

All applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their registration and information.

Good luck to you and thank you for your interest to join the YAWC Network.

 

The YAWC Network is a movement across Africa and the Diaspora to promote grassroots mobilisation of women across all divides for leadership and development. It stemmed from the agenda of the annual Young African Women Congress (YAWC) to see to the implementation of congress goals led by participants in their various countries. Over the years, the Network has grown and has become formidable in the issues of gender and advocacy on the continent. However, these activities have only been championed by past delegates of the Congress who are considered members of the Network. A restructured YAWC Network opens up membership for all young women of African descent living in Africa and the Diaspora which implies that one does not have to only attend the annual convocation of the congress before you become a member. You can register and become a member of the Chapter in your country or jurisdiction.

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