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Human Resources, Science & Technology


H.E. Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang

H.E. Sarah Mbi Enow Anyang, from Cameroon, was elected as the new Commissioner for Human Resources, Science and Technology of the African Union Commission. H.E. Anyang has over fifteen (15) years’ experience in the field of Academia.


The Human Resources, Science & Technology Department (HRST) coordinates the AU programmes on human resource development, education, science, technology and promoting the youth development agenda.

To contribute towards revitalized, quality, relevant, and harmonized education systems responsive to the needs of Africa.

Formulating, harmonizing, coordinating and implementing enabling policies on the continent to accelerate Africa’s transition to an innovative-led, knowledge-based economy.


December 29, 2020

Three (3) outstanding education innovations were awarded grants of USD 60,000, 40,000 and 20,000 at the Innovating Education in Africa Pitch Event 2020. The grants will be used to undertake pilot projects in collaboration with African Union Member States

November 17, 2020

Ibadan, Nigeria : On Tuesday, 17 November 2020, was organized the Graduation ceremony of the fourth batch of PhD stud

Statement On the Commemoration Of Africa Youth Month, November 2020
November 01, 2020

Youth Voices, Actions and Engagement: Building A Better Africa

Statement on the Commemoration of Africa Youth Day
November 01, 2020

Theme: Youth Voices, Actions, Engagement: Building A Better Africa

October 06, 2020

The Human Resources, Science and Technology Department (HRST) of the African Union, in collaboration with CDC Africa and UNICEF, held a workshop for AU member states on lifelong learning and the safe reopening of schools

September 18, 2020

The advent of COVID-19 has exacerbated challenges in Africa's education system and reinforces the need for fit for co

Africa Youth Month 2020
November 01, 2020
August 28, 2020

The main objective of the youth silencing the guns campaign is to provide a platform to mobilize the development and support of key actions that can be undertaken by youth to fast track the implementation of the Silencing the Gun (STG) Agenda in Africa. Specifically

August 19, 2020 to August 21, 2020

Venue: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

Driving Work-Based Learning Solutions for Africa: COVID-19 and Beyond
August 14, 2020

The Africa Union through the Department of Human Resource Science and Technology(HRST), The African Union Development Agency(AUDA-NEPAD) in Partnership with GAN Global and the British Council
Moderator by Nazrene Mannie, Executive Director, GAN Global

Africa-Europe Youth - Shaping Our Future Together
July 08, 2020 to July 10, 2020

The Africa-Europe Youth Meet-Up engages African, European and diaspora Youth at large to exchange knowledge, ideas and solutions towards tackling global issues, in preparation for the coming 5th Africa-Europe Youth Summit with Youth stakeholders, which takes place later this year in the run-up to the 2020 EU-AU Summit.

Department Resources

August 06, 2020

SIFA Newsletter Special Edition 02-2020

May 16, 2020

The international legal framework on girls and women’s education is enshrined in a wide range of international and regional agreements an

December 20, 2019


September 19, 2020

The African Union Commission (AUC) envisions “an integrated continent that is politically united based on the ideals of Pan Africanism an

June 24, 2020

Highlights of the cooperation with the GIZ-project “Support to the African Union on Migration and Displacement”

June 24, 2020

Violent extremism is a global issue.

December 02, 2020

The Futures Report: Making the AfCFTA Work for Women and Youth is a groundbreaking UNDP Flagship Initiative produced in collaboration wit

November 07, 2020

Africa is geared up to overcome its development challenges.

September 18, 2020

The AU Disability Inclusion Guideline for Youth Exchange serves as a working document to assist the AU and its organs in providing equal

September 12, 2020

Warm greetings to you youth of Africa and our partners across the continent.