The West African Youth Network (WAYN) is a regional youth empowerment organization established by four young people from West Africa in March 2001.


To serve as a primary catalyst for enhancing youth participation in issues relating to governance, human rights and peace building in the region.


Envision  open societies in West Africa that involve the holistic participation of young people. 


To promote the visibility of young people in West Africa in governance and public policy formulation processes by supporting the empowerment and capacity building of young people. 



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