Strategic Partners | Africa Internship Academy

Strategic Partners

Africa Internship Academy works with expert youth and enterprise development organizations to create opportunities for young people across Africa to build and develop their skills before transitioning to the world of work.

SDSN Youth

In 2012, the UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) to mobilise global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical problem solving for sustainable development, including the design and implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at local, national and global scales. In 2015, the SDSN launched its official youth initiative (SDSN Youth) to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions.

SDSN Youth educates young people about the challenges of sustainable development and creates opportunities for them to use their creativity and knowledge to pioneer innovative solutions for the SDGs. In addition, SDSN Youth creates platforms for young people to connect, collaborate and integrate their ideas and perspectives into national and regional pathways for implementation of the SDGs.

Ecobank Foundation

We are an Africa-focused organization on a mission: we want to help Africans do more, feel better and live longer. We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for people across the continent. From educating students in Ghana, to providing healthcare to communities in Kenya, we are agents of change. In whatever we do, we seek to unlock opportunities for all Africans. Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, the leading Pan-African bank, set up the Foundation to enable prosperity in the communities in which the bank operates.

JA Africa

JA (Junior Achievement) Africa is a member of JA Worldwide, one of the largest global, nonprofit organizations dedicated to empowering young people to own their economic success by enhancing the relevance of education.
JA’s unique, experiential programs—focusing on the core content areas of work readiness, entrepreneurship and financial literacy—enable young people to experience and realize the opportunities and realities of work and life in the 21st century.

Challenges Worldwide

Challenges Worldwide ICS (International Citizen Service) is a development programme led by VSO and funded by the UK Government. It brings together young people to fight poverty in developing countries. Challenges Worldwide ICS is a once in a life-time volunteering opportunity open to all 18-25 year olds. It’s your chance to spend 12 weeks living overseas. You will be part of a team UK and local volunteers empowering small-medium sized enterprises to seize their future and create lasting sustainable change within their communities. You don’t need cash or qualifications to take part, just the ambition to make a difference.

Ghana National Service Scheme

Ghana National Service Scheme is a Government of Ghana program under the Ministry of Education of Ghana established by an Act of parliament in accordance with article 176 of the 1992 Constitution and for other matters connected therewith. The Scheme has a National Secretariat in Accra, and offices in all administrative regions and districts across the country. The scheme is mandated to deploy a pool of skilled manpower drawn primarily from tertiary institutions to support development efforts of both the public and private sectors in Ghana.

Young African Leaders Initiative

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) was launched by the United States government as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. The need to invest in grooming strong, results-oriented leaders comes out of the statistics: nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60% of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. Who will empower and lead these young Africans? Who will shape the future of business and entrepreneurship, civic leadership, and public management? In order to answer these questions, YALI promotes three models designed to identify and empower young leaders: the YALI Mandela Washington Fellowship, YALI Network and now the establishment of Regional Leadership Centers across Africa.

Supporting this progress, the Accra Regional Leadership Centre (RLC), as part of the United States government initiative, Young African Leadership Initiative (YALI), will offer an innovative and game changing leadership training program in Africa. The program will be hosted by Ghana Institute of Management and Public Administration (GIMPA), and the first cohort will walk through the doors on the 31st July 2014.

National Youth Authority

The National Youth Authority (NYA) which was established in 1974 by NRDC 241 is thus the Statutory Public Organization with the mandate to ensure the empowerment of the Ghanaian youth and it is under the Ministry for Youth & Sports.

We exist to provide relevant and conducive environment that defines and supports the implementation of effective frontline youth empowerment practices, focusing on young people’s participation in socio-economic and political development whist facilitating private and third sector provider investments in youth empowerment.