The Executive Director (ED) of OdikaOdi , Emmanuel Ugochukwu,was happy to announce yesterday that after extensive talks with Mr Salis Bangs- International Executive Director of African Youth for Peace and Development – that the two organisations had entered into a strategic partnership to mutually promote and partner with each other in a number of projects -starting with the Africa Landmark Challenge- across Africa.
The African Youth for Peace and Development (AYPAD) is a non-governmental organisation operating across 30 African countries. They promote peace and development among young people across the African continent by engaging in community-enhancing projects. These have included environmental programmes such as tree planting, stream restoration and waste management. AYPAD has also been working on energy related projects since 2007. In 2008,They were the National Energy Globe winners for Sierra Leone for a project on Wireless Communication and Energy for Rural Communities, and received their award at the European Parliament in Brussels
Although their primary focus is to promote peace and development among young people across our continent and around the world by engaging in community-enhancing projects, conferences, workshops and training they also work to create a culture of peaceful exchange and to transform the lives of young people living in difficult circumstances ,these have included environmental programmes such as tree planting, stream restoration and waste management.
Speaking on behalf of the Board of Trustees Mr Nnamdi Chukwu – Founder and President of OdikaOdi-said that this was a very welcome development and looked forward to a long and productive partnership between OdikaOdi and AYPAD over the coming years.