Mat Wright

Clients European Union
Value €1 million
2014 to 2016
Country Multiple

Through the Horn of Africa Leadership and Learning for Action project, we support young people to become engaged in national and local development in three pilot countries: Ethiopia, Sudan and South Sudan.

We work with youth and community members to develop their skills and knowledge in leadership and community cohesion. Youth are encouraged to use creative ways of engaging their communities through social action and campaigns. The programme is implemented by national partner organisations in each country.

Empowering youth leaders

Over 30 youth leaders have been identified and trained in collaborative leadership. They play a significant role in leading and implementing all aspects of the project.

Youth coalitions

Three national-level youth coalitions will be established to deliver a programme of youth-led initiatives in the areas of sports, arts and culture. A regional youth coalition will be formed to provide a platform for the voice of young people across the Horn of Africa and positively contribute to the region’s future.

Community cohesion and development

Up to 716 young people will be trained to become role models in their communities and contribute to community cohesion and development.

Social action

At least 20 youth-focused social action projects and ten local awareness raising activities will be delivered by community facilitators, contribute to the local promotion of community cohesion and development, and showcase positive youth participation.


We empower young women to play a significant role in the development of networks and institutions for community cohesion. Forty per cent of the targeted beneficiaries across all areas of project implementation are women and girls.