The Global Alliance for Development Foundation (GADeF) invests in the extraordinary potential of young people. Founded in 2008 and registered in August 2010 and June 2016 in Ghana and South Africa respectively as a local youth development and philanthropy foundation, GADeF builds and maintains a worldwide community of civil society organizations, businesses and governments committed to empowering youth and young women to be healthy, productive and engaged citizens. GADeF programs are catalysts of positive change that helps young people obtain quality education, gain employable skills, make healthy choices, and improve their communities.
To see communities in the world where available resources are effectively used as a catalyst for wealth creation,poverty reduction,vulnerable and marginalized populations,youth empowerment,sustainable environment and community development.
GADeF is a non-political and non-profit youth development organisation working to support community-driven and sustainable development with focus on youth participation. GADeF promotes community building, effective partnerships, social and economic and networking, youth opportunities and participation, together with education and advocacy on natural resources and environmental sustainability.
1.To build institutional capacity (through capacity building of small grants and technical assistance) among community foundations, youth-led organisations and similar philanthropic organizations to enable them to build social capital and enhance local decision-making processes in their communities.
2. To promote collaboration and networks which advance the field of community-based organisations (CBOs) and other local youth-led organisations to increase their effectiveness.
3. To influence and build the relationship between the community foundation field and policy makers, governments, international development agencies and corporate agencies.