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NGO OF THE MONTH OF MARCH 2017 -Drylands Development Initiative Karamoja, Uganda

Drylands Development Initiative (DDI Uganda) is a community-based organization formed in 2016 and working in Kaabong District of North Karamoja. It operates in this area in collaboration with local and regional organizations.
Livelihoods Based Workshops and Training

DDI Uganda is on a mission to reduce poverty and conflict by building community resilience and capabilities, securing better lives and sustainable livelihoods. This mission is embodied in such thematic areas as environmental protection, wildlife conservation and co-existence, land rights, research and advocacy among others.
Training Ik farmers on the best practices of crop production, in Kaabong town

This year, DDI Uganda is working on a number of projects such as the establishment of Agro-pastoral Field Schools, training community members on income generating activities, and capacity building in the district. These projects and all the activities that DDI Uganda engages in are guided by respect for human dignity, transparency and accountability, integrity and cooperation as core values.
Lokori Women Mulching the cassava plants in Community Demonstartion garden supervised by Extension services provider, to improve farming practices in Lokori Sub county, Kaabong district. Climate smart Agriculture is a practice that need to be accepted by the community.
In the course of their activities and projects in the community, DDI Uganda faces the following challenges:

  • Inadequate transport system
  • Unstable Internet connectivity
  • Illiteracy among community members
Lokori Women Mulching the cassava plants in Community Demonstartion garden supervised by Extension services provider, to improve farming practices in Lokori Sub county, Kaabong district. Climate smart Agriculture is a practice that need to be accepted by the community.
To find out more about DDI Uganda and how you can collaborate with them in meaningful partnership email dadnework.org@gmail.com or see their work on Facebook here dadnework.org.

Resident District Commissioner also, the Chairman security committee, speaks to the youth about the importance of peace in service delivery, food security enhancement and live wealth creation involving livestock. Photo by DADO and DDI Karamoja During the Dialogue meeting on Livestock and Natural resource management.

Want to become NGO of the month and get great publicity? - send an email to help@nayd.org with an organisation summary, a logo and a couple of photos

African Youth Charter states that 'The African Union Commission shall ensure that States Parties respect the commitments made and fulfil the duties outlined in the present Charter by facilitating exchange and co-operation between youth organisations across national borders in order to develop regional youth solidarity, political consciousness and democratic participation in collaboration with development partners.'

NAYD Review 2017 at  https://goo.gl/y5MU7x

Special INSPIRE on Youth and Politics in Africa


New Year Message


Live Hangout interview with Patson Malisa at HLM2, November 2016

Africa Youth Day Statement 2016 'If you must dream, make it loud and daring!'

English Português

African Union Chapter is an independent youth organization that works with the African Union to collaborate with African youth within Higher Education Institutions, to appropriate the values of the pan-African and African Renaissance. These values include democracy, human rights, the promotion of gender and youth rights and equality, and the fight for equality as well as the economic, social and political unity and stability for Africans. Read the first issue of AU Chapter's magazine I, AFRICX.

As we mark one year since the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) it is important to acknowledge the efforts of young people and rural communities in moving Africa towards sustainability. At the Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD) we value and believe that every single effort at the individual level counts. On this issue of INSPIRE we focus on one year of SDGs and bring you collections of youth-led development in Africa. We hope you enjoy it.

NAYD Statement of Peace English French

SDG baseline index per country can be viewed here This gives the starting point for each goal in your country.

Proposed workshop for members of the #NAYDSDGs initiative planned around African Youth Day November 1st. We have most African countries represented but if you are interested in joining this initiative, especially if you live in Algeria, Chad, Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Libya, Madagascar and Namibia, please send an email to help@nayd.org along with a summary of your rural community development experience.

Pilot study to assess the progress of Uganda towards achieving sustainable development goals 3 and 8 on specific youth targets.

UN recognizes #NAYDSDGs initiative

#NAYDSDGs Roadmap english french

Written summary of the below Hangout and supplementary information provided by the Cameroon team and Francis Maberi can be seen here

The Sustainable Development Goals were agreed by World Leader to a great fanfare in New York last September but what are the realities in implementing them in rural communities in Africa? The  #NAYDSDGs team from Cameroon tell us the challenges they face and how a strong network might help tackle these challenges in a live hangout Tue March 1st at 15.00GMT.

NAYD is currently developing SDG focussed teams to achieve the mission of 'empowering African rural communities with the UN Sustainable Development Goals through youth-led co-ordinated and collaborative information, implementation, monitoring, lobbying and advocacy campaigns.' We are still looking for team leaders for Angola, Chad, Mauritania and South Sudan. If you are interested to represent any of these countries please send an email to help@nayd.org. This is a voluntary position.

New Year Message

 #SDGs Implementation - NAYD has the following questions to ask each African nation and its governments. 
  • Will you develop a clear strategy on how the #SDGs will be implemented? 
  • Will the process be inclusive and participatory? 
  • Will future spending reviews ensure a coherent cross-department #SDGs delivery? 
  • Will a Government Minister be appointed for day-to-day responsibility of the #SDGs? 
  • Will you allow and support progress to be independently reviewed by academia, business and civil society? 

30 Dec 2015 - NAYD Organisational Chart

Africa Youth Needs Assessment SDGs questionnaire

9 Nov 2015 - #NAYDchat host Stephen Machua becomes African Youth Union President

1 Nov 2015 - Africa Youth Day Statement 01 Nov 201 'It begins where you are, with what you have and with the people surrounding you' - Judyannet Muchiri




28 Sep 2015 - South Africa CC Patson Malisa becomes President of Organisation of African Youth


July/September INSPIRE

 ''Will the SDGs deliver the Africa you want to see in 15 years?" - Google Hangout August 8th 2015

Call for Youth Report Researchers, Authors and Peer Reviewers!

One Year of #NAYDchat with Stephen Machua and Judyannet Muchiri

'Can the SDGs be implemented effectively in Africa?' - Google Hangout July 11th 2015

'African Youths are not interested in actively engaging in the Development Process' - Google Hangout June 13th 2015

'The new SDGs are just a smokescreen for Aid that benefits a few'

February INSPIRE

Country Officer contact list

Campaign Launch Day Jan 15 2015

New Year Message

proposed position paper for Africa

Successful election candidates

Join Action2015. Registration is open and free to any organization that supports the campaign's vision (see Istanbul Communique https://drive.google.com/…/0Bywm4VwGJMMbclcydnQ3RVlidTA/edit), and organizations interested in joining the movement can register at:http://bit.ly/1q3V5MB. Global Hub Coordinator:- Marie L'Hostis, Skype: marie_lhostis, Email: marie@action2015.org


The UN SDG's draft report 'The Road to Dignity'

World AIDS day (Dec 1st) Where are we in Kenya?

Africa Youth Day (Nov 1st) Statement

Catherine Nyambura of Dandelion Kenya speaks on Girls Rights

The elections for Country Officers have started - sign in and vote!

Call for candidates for Country Officer Elections

Nerima Wako of Visionaries Aloud talks about Stereotypes associated with Refugees in Africa. Nerimo, founder of Visionaries Aloud, talks about the issues of refugees in Africa caused by conflicts and the stereotypes associated with them as a result. She was a guest for #NAYDchat on twitter Wednesday 3rd September 2014, hosted by Stephen Machua and Judyannet Muchiri.


Nina Werner of Mara Foundation talks about mentorship in Africa  - she spoke to NAYD members on Wednesday 27 August on twitter #‎NaydChat. about #‎Online Mentorship and how this can help the youth, hosted by Stephen Machua and Judyannet Muchiri


Social media chat on twitter every Wed at 3pm East Africa Time, on social entrepreneurship. Please ask your question via @NAYDinfo#NAYDchat. To follow us click here

'Hello Paul, Greetings from Bamenda. I want to thank you for the publicity given to HOFNA Cameroon by making it NGO for month of May for NAYD. I also want to share my joy in respect to the fact that I am one of the 12 recipients of the PresIdent Obama's Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders. I am one of the 12 that were selected from over 2000 applications back here in Cameroon. Kindly check the details at the official Press release of the U.S Embassy here in Cameroon. http://yaounde.usembassy.gov/lns_051614.html


'Agriculture is fun!' Yvette Ampaire from Uganda argues that you can make lots of money in agribusiness!

Grace Mageka talks about the 4th EU-Africa Summit (2014) and the 1st Euro African Youth Parliament Berlin, 2014

No, you won't 'like' this one!

'Agriculture - too dirty to be cool?' Listen to the discussion which took place on Google Hangout Sat 29 March.

ICT Innovation in Kenya Enabling Transparent Fair Market for All in the Agriculture Chain

Globalization & Inclusive Youth-led Development

Moving Forward from COP19

Inspire special edition on Nelson Mandela

Other Issues of Actual Concern in Agriculture and Climate Change

Sign our AVAAZ petition

Proposal for Nelson Mandela monument

Six Lessons for African Youth in 2014

Going Forward on Climate Change, Youth and Agriculture in Africa

New Year Message



Hurry! Apply to the World Youth Peace Movement conference.

Debate on "This house believes that Aid hinders Development in Africa."

African Youth Day 2013 - What Can I Do?

NAYD is an example of a Youth Global Initiative that cherishes volunteerism as a pillar to African Youth Engagement. The youths are the salt of the world; they are the gate keepers of our society and a pillar to our societal development. African youths let us cheer up and engage ourselves in self empowerment programs.' Kaudo Vincent-NAYD Kenya