We believe that healthy, educated, and employed young people can accelerate development, stabilize communities and drive innovation across the globe. Banyan Global’s Positive Youth Development (PYD) programs connect youth with their families, schools and communities to better navigate among the opportunities, risks, and challenges of adolescence and young adulthood. Banyan Global is a women-owned small business and YouthPower Implementation Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) holder.
Banyan Global’s consortium consists of partners with expertise across multiple sectors including workforce development, livelihoods, health and nutrition, gender, financial services, food security and resilience, democracy and governance, education, enterprise development, civil society, conflict resolution, information and communications technology and the environment. Our diverse team is composed of international positive youth development organizations, regional sub-contractors, and non-traditional USAID partners with active programs in 164 locations across Africa, Asia, Latin America, the Middle East and Europe and Eurasia. Our programs build the capacities of youth so they can contribute to and benefit from more stable, prosperous, and healthy communities. We are deeply committed to host country and regional partner capacity building and engagement. Our consortium includes the organizations listed below.
For more information, please contact Louis Alexander, Principal Associate, Youth Practice, Banyan Global.
Banyan Global implements a PYD approach that is cross-sectoral, addressing systemic constraints holistically, to build youth assets and skills. We work in a range of sectors including health, workforce development, livelihoods, financial services, gender, environment, food security/agriculture, and resilience. Banyan Global’s youth programming spans the project life cycle, including analysis and assessments, project design, implementation, capacity building, and monitoring and evaluation in projects that stretch from Africa, Asia, Latin American, and the Middle East. Banyan Global has designed and led capacity building efforts for a range of youth-led organizations, including those serving at-risk youth, former gang members, and other vulnerable populations. Many of our projects are in high violence and conflict settings.
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Founded in 1968, IREX is a non-profit organization headquartered in Washington, DC with presence in over 100 countries. Dedicated to building a more just, prosperous, and inclusive world, IREX empowers youth, cultivates leaders, strengthens institutions and extends access to quality education and information. Around the globe, IREX’s youth programs equip young people with the knowledge, skills and agency to transform their communities, to prepare for a thriving and economically productive adulthood, and to act as advocates for tolerance and peace. With a deep commitment to providing holistic youth programming, IREX draws upon our organizational expertise in media development, information access, youth employability and engagement programming, civil society strengthening, and youth leadership development. In addition to on-the-ground program implementation in all world regions, we draw our assets-based, positive youth development approach and tools, and on our broad network of thousands of exceptional youth leaders and innovators and community-based organizations across the globe to multiply our impact and reach with young people.
Management Sciences for Health (MSH) implements youth programming to promote youth-friendly health policies, improve healthcare provider services for youth, and increase awareness of healthcare issues affecting youth through its 42 field offices across Africa, Asia, and Latin America. MSH has implemented $257 million in youth programs over the last five years. MSH builds the capacity of its youth-led partner organizations throughout all aspects of its programming work.
NCBA CLUSA has successfully managed $72 million in cross-sector youth projects that develop resilience, food security and nutrition, sustainable farming, and livelihoods in Asia and Africa. These programs have supported over 800,000 youth to adopt innovative conservation farming techniques, launch sustainable livelihoods, and advocate for youth priorities within government, the private sector and civil society.
The Institute of International Education (IIE), one of the world’s largest and most experienced international education organizations, is dedicated to increasing the capacity of people to think and work on a global and intercultural basis. Founded in 1919 as an independent, not-for-profit organization, IIE is committed to delivering program excellence to a diverse range of participants, sponsors and donors. IIE is a leader in developing the world’s talent to meet the complex needs of the global market. We work with governments, the private sector, education and training institutions, NGOs, and talented individuals of all ages to build a skilled and entrepreneurial workforce. IIE currently implements more than 200 programs benefiting over 40,000 men and women from 185 nations.
Practical Sampling International (PSI) is a regional operations research organization based in Nigeria, with offices in Burkina Faso, Niger, Liberia and Ghana. PSI implements quantitative and qualitative survey field research, including perceptions-based studies, social media research, client satisfaction surveys, and tool assessments.
Techaide is a technology-oriented social enterprise based in Africa that develops innovative, appropriate technologies to address community-based needs. TechAide has experience designing, developing and deploying ICT solutions for remote rural areas and under-resourced communities.
Youthreach India is a youth serving organization implementing programs in education, health care, skills training, livelihoods, water and sanitation, environment, and governance. Youthreach has worked with over a hundred corporate and business partners on capacity building, training, employment, sponsorship, and environmental projects.
Examples of Consortium Partners' Work:
Banyan Global prepared this resource guide to provide information on how USAID sectors, missions, and staff can integrate child, early, and forced marriage (CEFM) prevention and response into their programming.
IIE's findings from from a 10-year impact study of the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program show that investing in higher education for individuals can have significant multiplier effects for communities, organizations, and societies.