With a wave of investment transforming Africa’s educational, economic, and physical infrastructure, a bright future lies ahead for the continent’s 1 billion people. But realizing this promise will require innovative solutions to some persistent challenges, including conflict, illiteracy, and health crises.

EDC is committed to improving the lives of people across Africa. Our programs build entrepreneurship and economic opportunity, support ambitious education reform efforts, and develop solutions to pervasive public health issues, including HIV/AIDS. Across all of our work, we consult regional partners to create meaningful, effective programs that are informed by local contexts and are designed to be sustainable long into the future.


Experts

Brenda Bell
Senior International Technical Advisor
EDC's Susan Bruckner staff portrait
Senior International Technical Advisor
Mary Burns
Senior Learning Technologist
Erik Butler
Distinguished Scholar
Cornelia Janke
Senior International Technical Advisor
Alisha Keirstead staff portrait
Senior Business Development Associate
Jennifer Kennedy
Deputy Chief of Party
Carrie Lewis
Senior Technical Advisor
Ronnie Lovich, Technical Director, Health Programs
Technical Director, Health Programs
Elizabeth Miller Pittman
International Curriculum and Training Specialist
Simon Richmond
Project Director | Applied Technology Specialist
Melanie Sany
Director, International Youth and Workforce Development
Lisa Hartenberger Toby
Senior International Technical Advisor
Jim Vetter
Associate Director

Resources

Here are a few of our resources on Africa. To see more, visit our Resources section.
Reports

This report details the work of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) Youth Livelihoods Project, which was funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development and implemented by EDC.

Curricula

These teachers’ guides supplement the Living: Skills for Life, Botswana’s Window of Hope curricula.

Reports

This final report for the Akazi Kanoze 2 (AK2) project in Rwanda summarizes the project's outcomes and outlines the priorities for sustainability.

Reports

This collection of stories highlights the success of youth who participated in the USAID Huguka Dukore Akazi Kanoze project in Rwanda.

Reports

This factsheet describes the development and implementation of the Competence-Based Curriculum (CBC), which was included as part of the Akazi Kanoze 2 (AK2) Project, a youth work-readiness program

Reports

This report details the key accomplishments and highlights of the USAID Mali Out-of-School Youth Project (PAJE- Nièta).

Reports

EDC conducted a study to examine employment outcomes and employer satisfaction levels for a cohort of youth who had graduated from the USAID-funded Akazi Kanoze program, an EDC workforce development initiative in Rwanda.

Reports

This evaluation of the Harnessing Youth Volunteers as Literacy Leaders (HYVALL) project in Senegal explores the potential links between specific elements of the intervention and student reading gains.

Reports

This study evaluated the work of the Akazi Kanoze (AK) Youth Livelihoods Project in Rwanda to support youth entrepreneurs.  The report presents findings on the effectiveness of AK’s Entrepreneurshi

Reports

This report summarizes the results of a review, conducted by external experts, of the quality and content of the Out-of-School Literacy Assessment (OLA).