National Association of Youth Organizations
The Association in undertaking its work is an active voice and representative for Youth being the Global Youth Coordinator for CSOs Partnership for Development Effectiveness (CPDE), Regional Youth Coordinator for SADC-AAYC, and at the local level as National Youth Sector Chairperson with the National Association of NGOs (NANGO). NAYO is premised on the notion that youth have an integral role to play in the development of the nation; a voice and platform throughout the spectrum of Zimbabwean societal concerns. The growing marginalization of youth, increasing unemployment of youth and social exclusion, gender-based violence and inequalities, and the vulnerability of youth and women to HIV and AIDS, among other key issues, prompted youth organizations to seek a common platform to address these challenges in 2011. NAYO Africa places immense value on the diversity of people and ideas in order to achieve the highest possible standards. The association is registered and operates under the Laws of Zimbabwe.