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Updates from Project Pakati, its networking platform and community of practice

Youth Organisations Directory goes online

Youth Organisations Directory goes online

A directory has been launched by Pakati to showcase the work being done by youth-led and youth-serving organisations across Africa.   The directory, which was developed by the African Leadership Institute with grant funding from the Ford Foundation, will assist African NGO's be recognised and found. 

The directory serves several purposes.  It aggregates and pools all of these NGO's on a single platform, making it straightforward for donors and funders to find them, as well as the audiences these organisations serve.

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Profiling Youth-Led and Youth-Serving Organisations

Profiling Youth-Led and Youth-Serving Organisations

The African Leadership Institute, through Pakati, is developing a directory to assist African NGO's led by and serving the youth of the continent. Titled the African Youth-Led and Youth-Serving Organizations Portal, the project recognises the impact youth-led organizations have: It provides an important outlet for employment, being run and staffed by young people, and they ignite active citizenry and volunteerism at community levels. But these types of organisations face challenges. They are generally poorly-funded, because donors and funders have difficulty finding and identifying these organisations.  Additionally, youth-led and youth-serving organizations do not leverage lessons learnt by other similar organizations, as information-sharing opportunities are limited.

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