2021 Apply to join the British Council New Narratives Youth Advisory Board

Deadline: December 14, 2020.

New Narratives is a programme which aims to foster deeper and more meaningful people-to-people engagements between young people across the countries of Africa and the UK, through a suite of digital storytelling and collaboration programmes, in sectors of mutual interest. The programme aims to help contribute to changing reciprocal perceptions between both places in order to stimulate new understanding which will unlock new connections and collaborations for mutual benefit.


  • Providing advice support and challenge to the British Council regarding design of the programme and wider British Council approaches to youth engagement, cultural intelligence and sensitivity;
  • Providing insight and intelligence on youth perceptions, interests and needs to ensure the programme remains relevant to and incorporates the voice of the youth;
  • Represent New Narratives externally as required


Young people (aged 18-35)  

  • Who are influential in their communities as artists, activists, academics, entrepreneurs, influencers or technologists (etc)
  • Who have significant online and offline networks that can be reached with learning and content from the programme
  • Who are passionate about creating or deepening international connections and collaboration particularly between the continent of Africa and the UK
  • Who have demonstrable experience in leadership and/or advisory roles of programmes or organisations
  • Who are willing to engage long term with the British Council and Africa-UK New Narratives network

Applicants must be from the following eligible countries:

  • East Africa: Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda.
  • Southern Africa: Botswana, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe.
  • North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Lybia, Morocco, Tunisia.
  • United Kingdom: England, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Wales.

West Africa: Ghana, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone.


All members of the advisory board will be remunerated, at a daily rate of £150 per day, up to 20 days a year. Expenses will be paid as pre-agreed.



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