Youth Partnership for Peace and Development

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The Youth Partnership for Peace and Development (YPPD) is a youth empowerment think tank established in 2005 to enhance the capacity of young people and their communities, as well as the creation of open societies that promote sustainable development. It maintains the view that young people can be agents of positive change and works for ways of enabling them to step forward for social transformation. Since its establishment in Sierra Leone, the organization has increased young people’s understanding of finding practical approaches to building wholesomely functioning societies that promote peace and mutual co-existence while deepening voices and actions that demand equity and accountability for all.

The overarching goal of YPPD is to contribute to the endeavors of supporting youth development, peaceful conflict resolution, stability, sustainable development, peace and democracy in Sierra Leone. It works to increase the capacity of vulnerable groups through training, partnership, advocacy, enhancing the youth knowledge base and equipping them with livelihood skills. It is a platform for diverse kinds of actions committed to engaging key stakeholders at various levels of development across the country.

YPPD’s work is inspired by the daily struggles of our communities and the enormous opportunity that exists in collaboratively working with others in the search for sustainable solutions.

YPPD envisions a society where young people, regardless of their social status are empowered and capable enough to lead, participate and influence in order to gain access to equal opportunities as stakeholders across all sectors of mainstream development.

YPPD’s mission is to build capacities and empower young people together with their communities in overcoming exclusions and poverty for transformation and sustainable development. We will work with others as partners to ignite, inspire, influence, and transform systems and structures which holds back development.