The Commonwealth Youth Programme Africa Centre is located in Lusaka, Zambia and is one of four Centres established to serve the member countries of the Commonwealth.
The Africa Centre responds to youth development for 21 countries of the Commonwealth including Cyprus, Malta, and United Kingdom. These 21 countries together have a total population of over 347 million people.
The Commonwealth vision is to promote the empowerment of young women and men through allowing them the opportunity to realize their full potential as individuals, as members of communities, youth organizations, political and social action groups; and as key contributors to the well-being and sustainable development of the societies and cultures in which they live and of the global community as a whole.
This is achieved through enabling Commonwealth Governments and the Commonwealth Secretariat to take action to create, foster and maintain enabling conditions for youth empowerment.
CYP Africa Centre operates in the following countries: Botswana, Cameroon, Cyprus, Ghana, The Gambia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Malta, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, United Kingdom and Zambia. It has three strategic programme areas aimed at improving youth livelihoods.