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Description/achievement of initiative

The Network of African Youths for Development, in collaboration with regional, continental and global youth organisations and any individual or organisation interested or active in African rural community sustainable development, has a mission to empower African rural communities to drive the implementation UN Sustainable Development Goals through youth-led collaborative initiative that informs effective implementation , monitoring and follow-up and, and advocacy campaigns”

Implementation methodologies

The mission will be achieved by the following objectives:- Building Social movement by forming network of gender balanced, committed, and country focused teams. Supporting co-operation and partnerships in implementing SDGs in rural communities. Identifying community/country based SDG priorities according to agreed criteria and indicators Creating a platform on programme partnership on SDGs youth-led initiatives. Promoting and ensure capacity building through SDG programme mentorship for youth-led organisations and initiatives. Mobilizing resource for implementation of country activities The actions required to achieve these objectives include:- Popularising and localizing SDGs · Understand how well the rural communities understand the SDGs· Conduct community wide initiatives to create awareness· Translate SDGs into local languages· Map the SDGs into local experiences and activities that communities can relate to· Identify together with the rural communities what issue is a priority to them in relation to SDGs.· Use radio to reach as many people as possible in rural communities Cooperation and Partnerships · Collaborate with stakeholders locally, regionally and globally · Ensure an open policy where input from all people at the community is valued · Encourage active participation by women in the rural communities ICT for rural communities· Have a central office dedicated for each community, with solar panels and internet/mobile connections, to link all the communities to each other and to the world at large (Maybe have the office set up in existing CBOs already working with the rural communities · Train rural communities on technologies they can use to address local communities · Community-developed innovations to be encouraged and nurtured. Capacity building· Breakdown SDGs into a language that speaks to the local communities· Train teams on proposal writing and grant applications· Train the trainers; equip the CBOs' youth leaders with skills that they can transfer to the rural communities Mobilizing resources · Form partnerships with national organizations and global organizations · Train country teams on fundraising · Seek to collaborate with local and national governments in local projects Monitoring and Evaluation· Use of mobile apps to monitor activities by the rural communities · Devise ways that communities can self-report (through community meetings) and hold each other accountable

Arrangements for Capacity-Building and Technology Transfer

Annual workshops, live google hangouts and social media in general (BLOGS, twitter chats, facebook chat groups, automated rss feedsfrom relevant websites)

Coordination mechanisms/governance structure


African Union Chapter, Pan African Youth Union, African Youth Union, Organisation of African Youth, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change, Arab Youth Union, African Women Network, World Assembly of Youth, SDSN Youth, Global Call to Action Against Poverty, IDUKA
Updates to initiatives
Goal 17
Technology -
17.6 - Enhance North-South, South-South and triangular regional and international cooperation on and access to science, technology and innovation and enhance knowledge sharing on mutually agreed terms, including through improved coordination among existing mechanisms, in particular at the United Nations level, and through a global technology facilitation mechanism
Capacity-Building -
17.9 - Enhance international support for implementing effective and targeted capacity-building in developing countries to support national plans to implement all the sustainable development goals, including through North-South, South-South and triangular cooperation
17.16 - Enhance the global partnership for sustainable development, complemented by multi-stakeholder partnerships that mobilize and share knowledge, expertise, technology and financial resources, to support the achievement of the sustainable development goals in all countries, in particular developing countries
17.17 - Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on the experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Data, monitoring and accountability
Workshop in Cape Verde
August 2016
Staff / Technical expertise
African Monitor
Staff / Technical expertise
Partners for Peace and Prosperity
Staff / Technical expertise
SDSN Youth

This initiative fulfils the SMART criteria.
Basic information
Time-frame: January/2016 - December/2030
African Union Chapter, Pan African Youth Union, African Youth Union, Organisation of African Youth, African Youth Initiative on Climate Change, Arab Youth Union, African Women Network, World Assembly of Youth, SDSN Youth, Global Call to Action Against Poverty, IDUKA
Contact information
Paul Shaw, Steering Group Lead,
United Nations