Ensuring that young people can go as far as their dreams and hard work is one of the most important things we can do. Your partnership will make it happen. We focus on partners with a large youth-facing footprint or those that aggregate partners to create a large footprint in their areas of focus.
Our partners are so important and we have accomplished a lot together. They inspire us to keep pushing for pathways of opportunities for youngsters in communities around Africa.
How we partner
We partner with citizens, experts, businesses, non-profits, and governments to design and implement policy and tools for increased responsiveness to young citizens and for greater accountability. We partner with groups in the private sector, civic society, development partners, and academia, and with like-minded organisations to amplify our impact.
In the context of the overall UN Reform agenda, the repositioning of the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda, collaboration with UN agencies is a strategic priority for all The Youth Cafe at local, reginal and global levels. The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) constitute the greatest opportunity ever presented for collaboration, and SDG targets that relate to our mandate.
Research is critical to sustainable youth development. The Youth Cafe partners with a number of research institutions and academic institutions in order to share knowledge and strengthen sustainable development and advance youth empowerment. We also play a lead role in a number of networks and knowledge platforms that pioneer innovation in research for youth development and forge on-going collaborations.
Youth-centered organizations are important institutions that deliver services to their members and speak on their behalf. They’re key actors in social and policy dialogue at the local, national and international levels. The Youth Cafe involves youth organizations and networks in the design and implementation of our strategies and projects.
Working with civil society organizations and NGOs is key to The Youth Cafe’s work to reduce global poverty, as they are often able to reach segments of youth populations that governments neglect or do not target as priority. We partner with NGOs in a number of ways. At the local level, projects and programmes supported by The Youth Cafe often leverage the experience of NGOs and their local knowledge for project implementation. TYC also works with NGOs on regional and global advocacy and research initiatives and aims to provide civil society partners with a platform to advocate for young people.
The Youth Cafe partners with a wide range of multilateral organizations for knowledge generation and sharing, advocacy and engagement around inclusive pro-youth policies, and collaboration and cofinancing of investment projects. Our partners include regional United Nations agencies, development banks and international financial institutions.
The Youth Cafe and the Government can help the young people improve their living conditions and escape poverty. Supporting TYC means supporting the youth. The wide range of Member States which awards contracts to The Youth Cafe reflects the inclusive nature of the institution and the recognition of the organization as a key instrument in the global fight to end youth deprivation and lack of opportunities . TYC is also recognised as a key partner to address challenges such as skills acquisition and governance, malnutrition, gender inequality, and youth unemployment.
Philanthropic foundations around the world collaborate with The Youth Cafe because of our regional reach with youth development projects in almost 12 countries in Africa. Through these partnerships, foundations capitalize on The Youth Cafe’s relations with youth networks and the close alignment of our strategies to national and international development.
Today, private sector investment is increasingly fuelling youth empowerment, opening up income-generating and employment opportunities for youth populations, and for marginalized youth in particular.
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Become a Partner
The Youth Cafe works with companies, governments, nonprofits and other organizations to address complex challenges on a worldwide scale. Our partners contribute more than money. Their ideas, volunteer power, in-kind support and more are helping build stronger communities for young people. We are thrilled by the opportunity to be partnering with you in the future!