Project Description

Peer to Peer Networking

(Communities of Interest)

The ICA has a history of hosting and developing Peer-to-Peer Networks with young leaders in South Africa. Its flagship program in this regard is the South African Youth Leaders Network (SAYLN) which brings together young people from community-based organisations (CBO’s) to learn and share.

Over the last three years it became clear that the organisations had a deep appreciation and need for the opportunities to come together and learn from each other. It is with this in mind that the ICA decided to transform its former membership-based platform to one that is called a Peer-to-Peer Network.

Under the new strategy organisations are invited based on common interests to come together, to learn from each other, to exchange resources and to organize exposure visits. The organisations have no obligation to pay any membership fees and can remain in the network as long as it meets their needs.

Key strategies

  • The Peer-to-Peer Network targets youth movements, community organisations, schools, religious institutions that are concerned with young people and community development.

  • Will aim to create a platform that will support organisations and young people develop confidence and skills to continue being agents of change and active citizens. The network is an information sharing platform to facilitate learning between the established and the emerging.

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