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  • 2017 SAIIA Young Leaders Conference

    Southern Africa’s brightest young minds presented their recommendations on harnessing the potential of young people and the emerging youth demographic Read More
  • Open Government Partnership Youth Dialogue

    The Open Government Partnership (OGP) aims to create societies who hold the governments responsible for ensuring effective and responsive governance Read More
  • SAIIA Youth Voices on Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Programme

    Youth@SAIIA has partnered with UNICEF South Africa to raise awareness on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) issues. In October 2016, Read More
  • Youth Blog: Updates from the 55th Commission on Social Development

    Walburga Khumalo is a member of the Youth Policy Committee, and is SAIIA’S Youth Ambassador to the United Nations in Read More
  • SAIIA 2016 Young Researchers Symposium on Climate Change and Sustainable Development

    An extraordinary group of high-school learners from across the country presented their research findings and recommendations on topics such as Read More
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Youth@SAIIA refers to all youth development and programming at the South African Institute of International Affairs. SAIIA's youth initiatives align with our mission, emphasising a broader goal of fostering awareness on international affairs, programmes that stimulate public debate amongst young people, as well as providing skills development that cultivates future leaders and researchers. 

Many South African schools face enormous challenges, and SAIIA's schools programmes seek to go beyond single day events. By providing resources and tutoring, learners walk away with relevant skills that ultimately leave them with a deeper ability to engage with and understand issues affecting South Africa, the African continent, and the world as a whole. Each year, we run a ground-breaking Young Leaders Conference, the largest Model United Nations Conference in Southern Africa, and an Interschools Quiz.

Learn more about the programmes run by Youth@SAIIA by choosing from the menu to the right. For any further queries, contact


To donate to Youth@SAIIA's programme, make an electronic transfer using the following details:
Bank:                       Standard Bank of South Africa
Account Name:      SAIIA 80TH ANN
Account:                  0000201110350
Branch Code:          004805
Branch:                    Braamfontein
Reference:              Please use your name or organization name.

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