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Youth Capacity

Cultivating Africa's Dividend Generation

If Africa's Dividend Generation is well ‘cultivated’ it can become a powerful catalyst for sustainable development by producing and extending demographic dividends.  At PICHNET, we work with partners to develop, deploy and test innovative programming that is grounded in a holistic approach to capacity development, expanding participant's personal, domestic, economic and social and community capitals. In our framework, the GenDD is not cultivated for its own sake only. Rather, it is capacitated in order to serve the entire society, including boosting the productivity of adult workers by fostering their transition into the digital age; enhancing the health and wellbeing of the elderly by serving their needs for health and daily care; serving the needs of younger children and infants through tutoring, mentoring, and early development needs;  preparing the next generation through better planning of families, child care and parenting.

PICHNET Trainees in Action

The PICHNET Approach: Cultivating Four Capitals

Economic Capital

Supporting education,   entrepreneurial, and other job-related skills.   

Social and Community Capital

Providing training in the needs, logistics, and ethics of community service.

Personal Capital


 self-awareness and personal life planning, including family planning in its broad sense. 

Domestic Capital

Fostering home production skills  (home repairs, first aid, family budgets) and interpersonal skills for parenting/managing family relationships.




Social and Community 

PICHNET Fellows Tackle the Sustainable Development Goals

2020 PICHNET SDG Award Ceremony, English

2020 PICHNET SDG Award Ceremony, French

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