USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change Program for Young Africans 2021

The USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change program is conducting a grant competition in six African countries. Grantees will test and adapt solutions for a cross-sectoral problem in a regional context through youth-led “research-for-change” approaches for positive youth development.

Youth Excel seeks concept notes from local youth-led and youth-serving organizations to strengthen mental health and psychosocial support for marginalized and vulnerable youth in East Africa and Southern Africa.

About International Research & Exchanges Board (IREX)

International Research & Exchanges Board is a global development non-profit organization, that strives for a world that is just and inclusive where individuals reach their full potential, governments serve their people, and communities thrive.

In order for these problems to be addressed the main focus is on people, individuals and institutions are encouraged to begin the change from their various communities.IREX works with partners in more than 100 countries to fight against and to try to eradicate persistent poverty, repression, and injustice that prevents too many people from achieving their full potential.

IREX is a global education organization that empowers youths, cultivates leaders, strengthens institutions, and extending access to quality education and information. Moroso IREX has an annual portfolio of $80 million and 400 staff worldwide in different areas essential to progress.

Requirements for USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change Program

  • Local youth-led and youth-serving organizations who meet the minimum criteria and share Youth Excel’s objectives are eligible to apply. 
  • Organizations led by or serving marginalized groups, which may include age, gender, disability, ethnicity, sexual orientation, and other identities, are encouraged to apply. The grant competition is not restricted to certain technical sectors or to research organizations.

How to Apply for USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change Program

To apply for the ongoing USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change Program is not as difficult as you think. All Interested and qualified candidates are to click on the “Apply Now” button below to get started.

Application Deadline

It is important to note that all Interested and qualified candidates are to apply for USAID Youth Excel: Our Knowledge, Leading Change Program on or before August 11, 2021.

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