Strategic Youth Network Development  



SYND is governed by a Board of Governors made up of individuals with different knowledge, skills, and experiences helpful for youth development. The Board conducts strategic planning and work plan development for the organization. The Executive Members of SYND prioritize and execute work plan activities within the available resources. SYND’s members are primarily made up of young people from different socio-economic backgrounds working together to achieving a common goal. Staff s includes individuals with specialized expertise to carry out organizational projects and activities. When necessary and appropriate, voluntary workers contribute to the organizations short and long-term initiatives.





SYND is run by a management team made up of Board of Governors and an Executive Council.

The Governing Board:

The Board of Governors is composed of a team not less than four (4) and not more than seven (7) headed by the Chairperson. Members of the Board of Governors are individuals passionate and committed to youth development and empowerment by providing support, guidance, and insight towards this cause.
Key responsibilities:

  • The Board acts as the highest policy-making body
  • Every decision of the Board of Governors is required to be youth related or geared towards the development and empowerment of the youth.
  • The Board upholds and enforces the principle of accountability, transparency and good governance in the organization.
  • The Board has the power to establish committees for the furtherance of the authorized objects of the organization.
  • The Board receives and approves reports submitted by the Executive Council and/or committees set up under the authority of the Board.
  • The Board has the authority to make arrangements and give directions as they shall deem fit for the management and disposition of organizational property and funds.
  • The Board has the power to approve the appointments and induction of new Board member(s).
  • Though there is no cash reward for the Board in the discharge of their duties, an appropriate reward system is provided them by the Executive Council.

Key responsibilities:

  • Executive Coordinator:
  • Shall oversee the execution of the vision, mission and objectives of the organization
  • Shall develop an annual work plan for the organization
  • Shall represent the organization in meetings and other platforms
  • Shall provide support to Focal Point Persons and Volunteers in the discharge of their duties
  • Shall in case of emergency, act on behalf of the Board of Governors and report to the Board at the earliest opportune time
  • Deputy Executive Coordinator:
  • Shall assist the Executive Coordinator in the discharge of the latter’s roles (as stated above)
  • Shall be responsible for the management and administration of the organization
  • Shall act on behalf of the Executive Coordinator in the absence of the latter
  • Shall perform any other assignments as directed by the Executive Coordinator


  • Focal Point Person(s):
  • Shall be responsible for initiating, developing and executing work related activities (Research, Policy, Dialogues etc) in their respective focal area
  • Shall engage key stakeholders such as government institutions, donors, partners, private sector, and civil society organizations.
  • Shall manage other volunteers within their focal work area to help ensure a high level of service provision
  • Shall provide updates of work issues during executive meetings
  • Shall participate in meetings, workshops, and conferences that are connected to focal work area and report back to the organization.


  • A member can join more than one focal area
  • There is no limit to the number of volunteers or membership to each focal area
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