US-AFRICA SYNERNY | United States / Africa Synergy | About Us

About Us

Welcome to US-Africa Synergy:

Since 2010, US- Africa Synergy has contributed into both international and indigenous development efforts of Africa by providing to young African women and men Leadership and Entrepreneurial skills to enable them to navigate a fast globalizing world and to be free from the cycle of poverty. Specifically, we invest in young women and men through Capacity building and trainings offered by our team of volunteers who work for various world's reputable institutions but are willing to donate their time, experience and knowledge to bring change in Africa. The end product is empowered young women and men making an impact in their respective communities in ways which have never been done before.

Our Vision:

We envision an African Continent drawing on the power of its youth to reach its full potential.

Our Mission:

US-Africa Synergy equips Africa’s youth with requisite skills, tools, and knowledge to overcome socio- economic barriers and reach their full potential.

Why African Youth?

"Engaging youth in development is paramount for development of Africa.” -Barack Obama

  • African youth are an invaluable asset and key to sustaining the continent’s gains in development, not only because of the large size of the youth population, but also because of their creativity, their drive, and their aspirations.
  • With 200 million people aged between 15 and 24, Africa has the youngest population in the world. The current trend indicates that this figure will double by 2045.
  • 120 Million Youth in Africa are unemployed.
  • On Average 144 Million Youth in Africa live with less than $2 a Day.
THE IMPACT: Africa’s youth: a “ticking time bomb”:

The high level of unemployment amongst youth in Africa directly affects.

Youth Productivity and Social Protection:
  • Africa’s Youth engage in the informal sector with bad working conditions, low productivity, and meager earnings and without social protection.
Gender Equality:
  • Women work more hours than males for less income and are more likely to engage in non-market activities.
Peace and Security:
  • The lack of employment opportunities can undermine social cohesion and political stability
OUR PROBLEM SOLVING APPROACH:

Through our programs and activities

  • We Strive to reduce the widening gap between economic growth and unemployment of youth and women through Capacity Building
  • We uphold women's involvement in decision-making
  • We promote good governance as an indispensable pillar for peace and security in the sustainable development in Sub-Sahara Africa
CALL FOR ACTION:

Unless we Act today! African countries risk wasting the tremendous potential offered by their youth. Join us today in breaking the Poverty Circle amongst Africa Youth Through Capacity Building and Mentorship. GET INVOLVED TODAY!