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PYPA – Program for Young Politicians in Africa

PYPA is a multiparty political academy that aims to build the capacity of young political leaders to

  • Put youth issues on the national and regional agenda
  • Understand challenges of economic and social development
  • Build a culture of rights and democratic processes to advance the position of young people
  • Develop clear strategies and run successful campaigns
  • Represent their constituencies effectively
  • Be good political communicators and effective and democratic leaders
  • Network with others young politicians in Africa and in their owns countries


 PYPA academies will run every year in Southern, West and East Africa. All major parliamentary parties are invited to send delegates from the leadership of their youth sections.

The academies will invite parties from the following countries:

East Africa: Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda

West Africa: Benin, Burkina Faso, Mali, Niger

Southern Africa: Angola, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Zimbabwe

 Who runs PYPA?

Four Swedish party affiliated organisations namely; the Christian Democratic International Center (KIC), the Olof Palme International Center (OPC – Social Democrats), the Centre Party International Foundation (CIS) and the Green Forum (GF) are collectively working on Program for Young Politicians in Africa – PYPA.

The PYPA program is funded by the Swedish Government through the Swedish International Development Agency (SIDA).

The PYPA program is implemented by African training organisations and international agencies in partnership with the Swedish political foundations.

Annual Evaluation Report Final version 2016-05-08