International Youth for Africa

The International Youth for Africa (IYA) was founded in 2015 to respond to the increasing demand for a collective platform for research, training and policy advocacy for young people by young people in South Sudan and Africa at large. Our original goal is the empowerment of young people, organizations, institutions and communities at the grassroot level through initiatives aimed at promoting a culture of non-violence, peace and socio-economic development in South Sudan

Mandate

  • Gender Rights
  • Human Rights
  • Documentation
  • Conflict resolution and peace building
  • Sexual Gender-Based Violence Monitoring
  • Youth Empowerment
  • HIV/AIDS, Psychosocial Support/ Trauma Healing
  • Civic Education and Capacity Building

Project

Mentorship training

Aims
  • Mentoring Youth in: Conflict management and peacebuilding
  • understanding human rights
  • psychosocial support
  • leadership and development skills
People Reached
  • 150 Youths

Date: April 13th, 2018 - July 20th, 2018

Public Dialogue on South Sudan

Aims
  • Analyzing prospects of National Dialogue; IGAD Revitalization
  • Youth Involvement in peacebuilding and decision-making
  • role of Civil Society in nation building
  • vision of the government
People Reached
  • 150 People

Date: August 24th, 2017

Oral History Project

Aims
  • Interview former child soldiers from 1955-2005
  • promote Truth- telling; Reconciliation processes
  • Memorialization
  • Advocacy
  • Education
People Reached
  • 100; Refugees

Date: AMarch 23rd, 2018 - June 15th, 2018

Peace and Reconciliation Process

Aims
    Equipping the trainees with skills on peace and reconciliation in a post conflict society. Specific topics: Basic elements of peacebuilding; Causes of conflict and conflict management styles; Introduction to the national dialogue; Mass communication; Rights of and policies towards refugees in Uganda, Strategic communication for activation of peace and reconciliation
People Reached
    60; Women, Religious, Youth, Community leaders, HR defenders

Date: April 26th, 2018 - May 26th, 2018