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The Great Lakes Youth Network for Dialogue and Peace aims to contribute to peace and stability in the Great Lakes Region by promoting the active, cooperative, sustainable and positive role of youth actions, creating a strong network between them.

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It is our conviction that youth are a fundamental agent for creating lasting peace among communities and contributing to successful development.


youth initiatives



52 million

targeted beneficiaries

Our approach focuses on:

Internal Capacity Building

Internal Capacity Building

We train youth groups on various aspects such as project management, political advocacy and fundraising, and communications to strengthen them.

Regional Exchange

Regional Exchange

We facilitate dialogue, between youth initiatives for experience sharing, and transfer of knowledge.



We are aiming at a closer and continuous engagement of the targeted initiatives with other actors. Youth groups are empowered and visible to actively engage with international, national, and regional political decision makers, potential donors, civil society, centers of education, businesses, the media.

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Sep. 13, 2023
Press release: The 3rd Regional Peace Summer School to be held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, from 18th–21st September 2023.

Dar es Salaam, 12th September 2023 – The EU-co-funded project "Great Lakes Youth Network for Dialogue and Peace" would like to announce the…

Poster Youth Action Handbook Launch, February 2023, Website
Feb. 2, 2023
The Youth Action Handbook is out!

This Handbook is an integral part of the youth capacity-building program in peacebuilding and conflict prevention. It is a reference guide …

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