IYF says that since its founding in 1990, it has helped more than two million Sub-Saharan African youth turn their talent and enthusiasm into jobs and careers. To enable young men and women to enter growth sectors such as service industries, agriculture, and construction, it focuses on understanding private sector employer needs. Having identified life skills as a critical need, IYF initiatives include our 'Passport to Success' curriculum. IYF gives the example of a partnership with Hilton Worldwide, which is integrating PTS into training at all its Africa and Indian Ocean properties.
IYF says that to ensure these changes are sustainable, it is building the capacity of youth-serving organizations and government agencies. It says it also provides entrepreneurship training through Build Your Business. Across Sub-Saharan Africa, change-makers are gaining support for their social ventures through another initiative, titled YouthActionNet.
Name of Primary Programme
International Youth Foundation (IYF)
Region from which participants are selected
Various, Northern Africa, West Africa, East Africa, Central Africa, Southern Africa
The African Leadership Institute (AFLI) focuses on building the capacity and capability of visionary and strategic leadership across the continent. Developing exceptional leaders representing all spheres of society, the Institute’s flagship programme is the prestigious Archbishop Tutu Leadership Fellowship. Offering a multifaceted learning experience and run in partnership with Oxford University, it is awarded annually to 20-25 carefully chosen candidates, nominated from across Africa. Alumni of the African Leadership Institute form a dynamic network of Fellows passionately committed to the continent’s transformation, bridging the divide between nations and ensuring that Africa is set centre-stage in global affairs.