The Youth Accountability and Strategy Network (YAS! Network) is a regional youth-led organization working to coordinate, promote and facilitate meaningful young engagement for successful implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Africa. The network brings together adolescent and young people including youth-led/focused organizations, who engage with decision makers, development partners, civil society organizations and other stakeholders towards strategic response plans for participation, accountability and partnerships in achieving sustainable development.
YAS! Network is advancing the needs and aspirations of young people by recognizing their roles and contributions. Our work is informed by the desire to come together and embark on initiatives of common interest, whether involving the entire network or a group of like-minded organisations within the network. We are working with governments and the development sector pushing for commitments to ensure that young people are brought to the forefront of the decisions, policies and strategies in implementing, monitoring and evaluating the SDGs.