The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) Call for Submissions African Youth-Led and Youth-Serving Organisations


The African Leadership Institute (AFLI), through the Project Pakati initiative, is developing a project titled African Youth-Led and Youth-Serving Organizations Portal.

Youth-led organizations are run and staffed by young people, and their members are all young people. Whilst youth-serving organizations are important as they ignite active citizenry, civic duty, and volunteerism at the community levels, several challenges exist.


To submit details of your organisation, you must be a non-profit organisation working in any one of the following areas and based on the African continent:

  • Employment and Entrepreneurship
  • Education and Skills Development
  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Governance and Youth Empowerment


  • The portal will make your organisation discoverable by potential funders and donors;
  • It will provide capacity building and peer learning for organizations
  • It will enhance and promote information exchange between the organizations
  • It will assist in recognising youth-led/serving organisations for their work and efforts and the role of young people in building African economies
  • It will provide data to the African Union & other institutions which have placed African youth at the centre of their strategies
  • It will encourage more young people to be engaged and exercise their agency. There are many young people who want to volunteer but do not know where to start
  • It will also facilitate connections between youth-led/serving organisations – in the same country or across different African countries – so they can share best practices, experiences and challenges.  
  • Lastly, it will help recognize the contribution of youth led organizations towards continental and global agendas (Agenda 2063, SDGs etc). 

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Deadline for online applications: 15 November 2019