The Development and Emergency Relief Initiative is an organization that uses technologies in providing solutions to some of Africa’s most devastating crisis and epidemics impeding growth and prosperity, hindering the livelihood of communities with the goal of promoting healthier life habits, fostering education and enhancing sustainable developmentLearn more
Our slogan Supporting Young People Across Africa demonstrates our desire to foster social responsibilities and the emphasis we place on the positive advancement of persons and communities. We act on four core values which indeed governs our daily activities:
Our core mission is to assist and guide organizations into designing, and implementing digital communication in emergencies while enhancing Sustainable Development through corporate social responsibilities. With a compass vision of working towards the realization of the SDGs, we pay prominent attention to Quality Education for all, Good health and nutrition, youth empowerment and Entrepreneurship.Learn more
The youth agenda is very vital, not just for Africa, but for the world in general as we are talking of a population size of over 1.9 billion. In some places around the continent like West or Central Africa, the youth constitute over 60% of the total population. Governments are able to provide employability for barely 10% of the total populace which constitutes the youth. Investing in the youth, especially the girl child is proven to be one of the best means we have to transform the social and economic condition of Africa. Young people don’t only form the majority of the population, but are also the greatest asset and threat to the continent.
Youth empowerment is still greatly underfunded; the demographic dividend of the continent greatly rest on the becoming of young people. They stand the chance of contributing exponentially to economic growth if given access to opportunities, educational facilities, good health and nutrition, but also provided the conducive environment to progress.
Nonetheless, young people could also pose a serious threat to the continent if not enabled with these tools, as they are generally an avenue towards insurgency, peace and insecurity. DERI works to transform humanitarian afflicted areas by fostering social responsibilities through strategic partnership and innovative financing. By combining resources, we help deliver sustainable impact for the most vulnerable at the local and continental level.