Frequently Asked Questions
The African Caribbean Pacific Diaspora Youth Support Services (ACP DYSS) is a Not-for-Profit organisation of Diaspora youth in Europe from the African, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) group of countries. ACP DYSS is registered under the Flemish Federation of Social Organizations (Federatie van Zelf Organizaties in Vlaanderen). Its initiative and core objective is to promote collective self-realization on Pan Africanism effort to ensure sustainable growth and solutions in ACP countries by employing its unique approach of re-education and working together. This would involve building the capacity of ACP Diaspora youth in Europe and UK for professional excellence, and development of ACP home countries in partnership with ACP country-based youth organisations.
ACP DYSS is a Pan African youth leadership community development professional organisation conceived in 2013 by Chigbo Stephen. In 2015, it was established with the support of the following co-founders – Dr. Jacinta Lemba, Mr. Innocent Ufomba, Mr. Gbedande Williams Vodouhe, Mr. Hospice Agondanou and Mr. Bawak Aruk Ojong.
Executive, ordinary members and partners of ACP DYSS, all from the ACP countries. ACP DYSS also organises several events which are open to non-members and well-wishers.
At the community level, ACP DYSS seeks a lot of financial support to carry out developmental projects in ACP grass root communities. ACP DYSS also seeks for collaborative support from the ACP Secretariat, ACP regional, national, and private organisations.
No. However, ACP DYSS can support collaborations or initiatives that supports ACP DYSS framework to source or solicit for funds.
ACP DYSS organises workshops, trainings, conferences, youth social events, info days and networking, meetings, talk and negotiation with ACP youth, authorities, and institutions.
For administrative, leadership and governance issues, the President, Vice President, and the Executive Board assume administrative, leadership and governance duties for ACP DYSS, within a formal sitting/meeting. The Secretary General is responsible for the documentation and management of information within the organisation. Every year, the member organisations meet at the Annual General Assembly to discuss and adopt the way forward and new working plan for the next year.
To be among the group that works together with ACP Youth and ACP organisations towards attaining sustainable solutions and achieving Collective self-realizations of Africans.