CSAAE is a nonprofit dedicated to helping young people build great careers, cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship, become effective leaders and embrace their roles as critical actors in building a better Africa. The Centre pursues its mission through three programs that share the common goal of creating positive social, economic and political change one person at a time.
- Career Building and Enterpreneurship Program (CBEP)
CBEP helps young people get the education they need, secure employment or initiate enterprises that contribute to the development of Africa. CBEP has three units namely: Enterprise Development Unit (C-Enterprise); Job Placement Unit (C-Job) and; Educational Development Unit (C-EDU).
Special initiatives at CBEP:
- Young Mompreneurs Initiative (YOMI)
YOMI assists young women in rural areas to initiate enterprises in areas of market demand; facilitates technical and business management trainings for them; mainstreams them to the formal sector; onboards financial institutions and assists them to secure start-up or scale-up funds; links them to customers and market actors; gives them access to health and business insurance to secure their enterprises.
- Succeed With A Mentor Initiative (SWAMI)
SWAMI prepares young people for the job market, works with them to choose careers, assists them to prepare career dossiers, links them to job opportunities and prepares them for job interviews. SWAMI links students to their choice courses, universities, fellowships, internships and scholarships, home or abroad and assists them to secure study opportunities. SWAMI also assists young people to identify entrepreneurship opportunities in areas of market demand, trains them in business management, links them to funding and business opportunities. Learn more about CBEP at https://csaaeinc.org/cbep
- Youth Ethics and Anticorruption Program (YEAP)
YEAP raises the consciousness of young people to the importance of good governance, rule of law, human rights and anticorruption towards the development of Africa. YEAP has four focus areas: Human Rights, Rule of Law, Good Governance and Anti-Corruption.
Special initiatives at YEAP:
- Youth Ethics & Anti-Corruption Network (YEAN):
A community based ethics group dedicated to fighting corruption and promoting good governance, respect for human rights and rule of law in their immediate communities through awareness, advocacy and problem solving. YEAN trains young people on how to monitor and hold local/state governments, corporations and citizens accountable on rule law, human rights, governance and corruption. YEAN rewards youths resisting and fighting corruption with the Incorruptible Youth Award.
- Youth Ethics Debate (YED):
Annual debate for undergraduate and postgraduate students aimed at raising awareness and proffering solutions to national and continental good governance, rule of law, human rights and anticorruption issues. Learn more about YEAP at https://csaaeinc.org/yeap
- Effective Leaders Program (ELP)
ELP nurtures effective leaders committed to the development of Africa. ELP has two units: The Immersion Year (IY) and The Network of Effective African Leaders (NEAL). To achieve its goals, ELP:
- Supports university education for future leaders through scholarships
- Forms consciences and provides trainings in civic and leadership virtues for future leaders.
- Inspires future leaders to proffer solutions to social issues via social enterpreneurship.
- Connects future leaders with influential leaders for mentoring through leadership building experiences
- Trains future leaders in cutting edge leadership skills through conferences, workshops and seminars.
- Positions and recommends aspiring leaders for leadership positions critical to development.
- Provides healthy space for networking, consensus building and constructive feedback.
- Provides opportunities for the personal, financial and health security of effective leaders through leaders coperative society.
Learn more about ELP at https://csaaeinc.org/elp
CSAAE is a registered nonprofit in Nigeria, a 501(c3) nonprofit in the United States, an organization in special consultative status with the United Nations’ ECOSOC and former representative of African CSOs at the World Bank & IMF.
CSAAE carries out its operations from its offices in Owerri and Abuja, Nigeria, with technical support from its U.S. office in Maryland.
The Founder, Dr. Godswill Agbagwa (priest, ethicist, socialpreneur and youth animator) grew up in Nigeria. While studying abroad as a graduate student, he was struck by the contrasts he saw between the levels of underdevelopment in Africa compared to the Western countries he visited. Those experiences became the genesis of CSAAE, its programs, and the five core values at the foundation of his work namely: punctuality, integrity, creativity, accountability and solidarity (PICAS).