Strategic Youth Network for Development (SYND)

Accra, Ghana
Joined January 2019

Strategic Youth Network for Development (SYND) is a youth-oriented non-governmental organization in Ghana which focuses primarily on deepening good environmental governance.

Presence in: Ghana
Focus: Environmental Justice, Other


To help achieve environmental sustainability through the development and active participation of young people in managing the environment through policy formulation, programs planning and implementation of projects and activities to sustain society.


  • Influencing environmental policies positively from the youth perspective
  • Assisting decision makers to planning and implementation of environmental framework, programs and projects satisfactorily
  • Working locally and nationally with area businesses, community leaders and neighbors to improve the environmental wellbeing of our community that creates cleaner and safer neighborhoods.
  • Dedicated to environmental improvements that foster a sustainable future.


  1. Climate Change
  2. Biological Diversity (Biodiversity)
  3. Forestry
  4. Energy For All
  5. Gender


We address the subject of youth development by taking into consideration two important aspects – extrinsic and intrinsic factors.

Intrinsic factors suggest that we deal directly with youth as individuals through various outreach programs or initiatives. We enable youth to discover and develop their talents through several stages which are based on key leadership principles.

Extrinsic factors deals with the environment in which the youth find themselves. We provide opportunity for the youth to contribute meaningfully in decision-making processes and government policies that directly or indirectly affect them. We conduct research in various aspects concerning youth for the attention of development partners, donors, civil society organizations and governments, which are critical for global development.