OUR STORY

It all began in July 2013 in Seychelles…

… A collection of passionate young people and leaders gathered at the UNESCO Regional Youth Meeting held with UNICEF and other partners.

Moment of truth striked!

The geographical dispersion of Small Islands Developing States in Africa and Asia weakened their power to make a difference…

… Challenges were rooted deeply!

Poor of access to resources for young leaders working in green enterprises and for sustainable projects.

Lack of support to run advocacy campaigns nationally, regionally and internationally

Hands were tangled and passion to make a difference pressed on pause…

… The need to set up a regional network became essential

TO BECOME ONE VOICE …

… To ignite the passion and enable young leaders across the region to come together to collaborate on addressing common challenges

Young islanders catalysing a sustainable, inclusive and equitable world.

We unite, mobilise, and empower youth from African and Asian Small Island States to lead action towards a more sustainable planet.

Key Milestones

UNESCO, other UN agencies and partner organisations launch the 'My World, My SIDS' Initiative

April 2013
July 2013

- SIDS AIMS Regional Preparatory High-Level Meeting in Seychelles
- SIDS AIMS Regional Youth Meeting in Seychelles

SYAH was founded

February 2014
April 2014

SYAH legally registered as an association/NGO in Mauritius

SYAH is launched and signs a MoU with the IOC

May 2014
2015

- SYAH Seychelles was created
- SYAH Rodrigues was created

SYAH Sao Tome and Principe was created

2016

Our values drive us as an organisation in everything we do. We commit to adhering to all of the succeeding core values in our work, our strategies, and our relationships.

Respect

Our Core Values

Integrity

Solidarity

Democracy

Learning

Sustainability

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