Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, ‘What are you doing for others?’ Martin Luther King Jnr

About Network of African Youths for Development

What is NAYD? – NAYD is the Network of African youths for Development. It was formed in March 2007 and today involves thousands of youth-led projects throughout Africa. Are you part of an organization helping people be positive, are you dreaming of a better Africa the join us and make yourself heard. How can you join?You are welcome to join NAYD and support the activities of its members by clicking here. Have something to say? – Great! Send information about a conference, development activity, experiences of starting up a youth-led organisation, pictures of activities or whatever to It will be published in INSPIRE, our regular newsletter.

Mission Statement
NAYD is a network for African youths to know one another in the field of development and hopefully work together wherever possible. NAYD thus creates a platform to create opportunities for African youths through sustainable development and involving young people in an African network to preach the message of peace, equality, and the UN SDGs. NAYD wants to help young people in Africa be the change by encouraging and supporting them to become activists for the promotion of sustainable development, social justice, gender equality, and education for African children and peer groups across Africa.

NAYD’s vision is to help make Africa a safer and more developed place for all, including women and children of all ages through the joint efforts of youths. The way forward is paved with determination, hard work, and togetherness for all African youths exploring meaningful opportunities for our future generation.

Core Objectives
• To promote and encourage the work done by young africans in effecting positive change on the continent.
• To facilitate exchange between youths involved in development, by creating a network of exchange.
• To further the networks formed by and for young Africans for the development of the continent.
• To promote recognition of, mobilize and enhance the capacity of Young Africans internationally and provide them with leadership skills to take action against poverty.

To achieve its vision, NAYD works with associations and groups of youths across the African continent and beyond to educate, inform and inspire others to use their power, privilege, skills and abilities to create a better world for current and future generations.