About us


SOMALI YOUTH DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION (SYDF) is the largest youth alliance of Somalia-based non-governmental organization (NGO) with more than 300 members working in youth development. Members are locally-based and secular, large and small with the focus of world’s most poor and vulnerable populations.


SYDF works on community development with a specific target on the youth, women and children with aims to empower, and provide opportunities for the youth, women and children to develop their own initiatives as well as take part in the community development. 


SYDF was founded in the year 2007 by a group of young men and women who felt the need to address the socio-cultural, socio-economic and psycho-social situation of young people notably Youth.

SYDF believes in an equal opportunity society, with-out discrimination amongst youth as well as they are among the society.


The establishment of SYDF was also linked to the need for Somali’s youth,women and children  to contribute to the creation of a recognized, democratic throughout Somalia.

SYDF currently implementing different programs but these programs are not fixed to an specific but always work on the needs of the community in Gedo,Galgaduud as well as Banadir Region  with special consideration of right based programming approach.


The organization has a partnership with International organizations, UN agencies, local network and governmental institutions.


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