Youth Empowerment

Although youth constitute over 65% of Africa’s population, they have been largely excluded from the continent’s economic development. They have little to no access to resources critical to economic growth. That is why they rank among the poorest in the world. To facilitate economic development of youths, CSAAE designs and implements special economic empowerment projects for youths. 

These projects give youths access to resources and opportunities critical to economic growth including access to:

Technical Support


Capacity building


Youth Empowerment Projects

Digital Skilling and Employment Project (DSEP)

The overarching goal of Digital Skilling and Employment Project is to reduce youth unemployment by equipping youths with the digital skills necessary to access gainful employment in the global digital economy. To achieve this goal, DSEP will:

Succeed With A Mentor Initiative (SWAMI)

SWAMI is a mentoring platform that helps young people connect with professionals one-on-one to guide them on specific career and professional development challenges. Mentors are selected from across the world based on their knowledge and expertise on issues of interest to young people. SWAMI is a structured mentoring. The mentee must have a specific target or goal that he or she plans to meet. The mentor works with the mentee within a set timeframe to achieve the goal