About the Directory



Purpose

The Ghana Youth Directory seeks to provide a one-stop point of information on youth groups, associations and organisations towards effective collaboration and exchange of information among actors in the same field. A wide range of opportunities abound for respective organisations to collaborate in knowledge sharing, implementation of development projects, and provide assistance in fields and technical areas.

The knowledge gap with regards to the non-existence of a coordinated platform for the compilation of all youth organisations has informed the establishment of the Ghana Youth Directory. This knowledge gap created the situation where potential donors, interested parties and stakeholders, given the prevailing situation of insufficient documentation of youth and youth-serving organisations and their activities, and inadequate collaboration, networking and information exchange among them, had to identify the respective groups and organisations through unconventional approaches. The lack of a comprehensive and credible directory tends to undermine the importance of networking and the need to increase collaboration.

This Directory is developed through collaboration with relevant stakeholders from civil society, government, and the international development community and is published only in electronic form.

Structure

The Directory is structured according to type of organisation, location and sector of focus.

Youth organisations are categorised under the following types:

  1. Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO)
  2. Community Based Organisations (CBO)
  3. Network or Coalition of Youth Organisations
  4. Youth Association
  5. Youth Club
  6. Student Group
  7. Religious Youth Group
  8. Political Youth Group

Youth organisations are also categorised according to the geographical regions of Ghana where they are located:

  1. Ashanti
  2. Northern
  3. Brong Ahafo
  4. Upper East
  5. Central
  6. Upper West
  7. Eastern
  8. Volta
  9. Greater Accra
  10. Western

The youth organisations are further categorised according the sector of youth development that best describes the focus of their programmes. These Thematic areas are in line with those offered by the Ghana Youth Manifesto, which draws on the World Programme of Action for Youth, and the African Youth Charter. They are:

  1. Education and Training
  2. Employment
  3. Entrepreneurship
  4. Poverty Reduction
  5. Peace Building
  6. Youth participation
  7. Governance
  8. Media and ICT
  9. Environment
  10. Leisure and Recreation
  11. Culture
  12. Sports
  13. Human Rights
  14. Juvenile Delinquency
  15. Religion
  16. The Diaspora