This report focuses on the work of YBF Ghana and for the year under review, namely:
- Education, Mentorship & Scholarship
- Access to Justice for youth and PWDs
During the year 2021, YBF worked to enhance innovative mediums to harness potentials of youth through capacity development, creation of engagement platforms for youth and policy makers as well as advocate for youth responsive and inclusive policies and processes. The Foundation also initiated a process to strategically position itself and drive excellence.
Lack of core funding for the Foundation remains a major challenge which was worsened the global shrink in donor support for Civil Society. The Foundation is hopeful that sustained visibility and relevance it couched for itself will bring more opportunities to strategically secure its place as the Youth Think-tank in Ghana and Africa; forging national and continental youth inclusive development agenda.
The Foundation acknowledges the collaborative work with Academic Institution like the GSDI of the University of North Carolina, Rule of Law Collaborative of the University of South Carolina, Dalhousie University-Canada, the Institute of African University of the Cornell University-USA, state institutions like the Electoral Commission of Ghana, Judicial Service of Ghana, Ghana Education Service (GES), Ghana Broadcasting Corporation (GBC) and non-state actors like the Centre for Democratic Development (CDD), Ghana Anti-Corruption Coalition (GACC) and Parliamentary Network Africa (PNA). We are also excited at our new partnership with the Centre for Climate Justice, Glasgow Caledonian University-UK in positioning youth as drivers of the Climate Agenda. We remain grateful to Tullow Oil, the Open Society Foundation (OSF), OSIWA and the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Ghana for their support and commitment to the youth Inclusive Development Agenda