Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa is a non-profit international organization that provides a forum for youth on the African continent and those abroad with a commitment to the welfare of Africa. 

By networking with professionals, mentors and each other, members will increase their capacity to take on positive leadership roles in their universities, countries and on the continent. Through YALDA, members will implement their short and long-term visions for Africa.

A forum for ground-level, youth-based solutions for Africa

YALDA is a powerful platform that allows young people to communicate their needs and innovative ideas to each other and directly to professionals and leaders worldwide. YALDA serves to amplify, consolidate, support, train, and present solutions created by young Africans.

A network of extensive human resources

YALDA believes that through the extensive networking and establishment of partnerships between youth and professionals, leaders of today and most importantly of the future will be well groomed for leading development in Africa. The network is centred at YALDA branches, primarily at African universities

Encouraging youth community participation

YALDA directs youth to information and resources provided by individuals and other organizations to help them develop in their careers and also assist them in developing projects aimed at making significant and positive social impact across the continent.