The African Youth Development Foundation (AFRYDEF) is a not-for-profit, non-governmental development organization established in Nigeria in 1999 to mobilize resources and to promote and support sustainable youth and rural development initiatives in Africa.
Our mission is to cost-effectively empower young people, children and women choose a better future for themselves within a society that enables positive social changes through facilitating sustainable youth and rural development initiatives in Africa.
We envision a society where youths, children and women are seen as assets and resources, and are thus encouraged to develop their full potentials.
Our Strategic Objectives include:
a.) To contribute to the allevaition of structural poverty in the rural areas of Africa.
b.) To promote structures, systems and processes that lead to the equitable distribution of resources and power.
c.) To strengthen the capacities of community-based organizations and the civil society in peace building and development cooperation.
d.) To build local capacities for early warning and response mechanisms at incidences of political and humanitarian crises.
e.) To provide information and services on reproductive health, HIV/AIDS and other health related issues to young people, and
f.) To source and share knowledge and know-how in the field of rural and youth development, with the major aims of informing and influencing public policies and local practice.