Empowering youth and women unlocks human potential, drives social change, and promotes inclusive development.

Theory of Change

Increased economic opportunities, social inclusion, and political participation for youth and women. Strengthened communities, families, and societies through gender-responsive approaches.

Our Approach

Empowering youth and women is crucial for achieving sustainable development and addressing various social, economic, and environmental challenges. Change for Planet adopts the following approaches in empowering youth and women.

Education and Skill Development.
  • Provide access to quality education and vocational training for youth and women, focusing on fields such as science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM), as well as entrepreneurship and leadership development.
  • Invest in programs that enhance digital literacy and provide training in information and communication technologies (ICT), enabling youth and women to access job opportunities and participate in the digital economy.
Economic Empowerment.
  • Support entrepreneurship among youth and women through access to finance, business incubation, and mentorship programs. Encourage the establishment of women-owned enterprises and youth-led startups, promoting innovation and economic growth.
  • Promote access to markets and value chains for youth and women, particularly in sectors such as agriculture, manufacturing, and services. Facilitate access to market information, networking opportunities, and capacity-building initiatives to enhance competitiveness and market participation.
Political Participation and Leadership.
  • Promote youth and women’s participation in decision-making processes at all levels, including in government, civil society, and community organizations. Advocate for gender-responsive policies and legislation that address the needs and priorities of youth and women.
  • Provide training and mentorship programs to build the leadership skills and confidence of youth and women, enabling them to take on leadership roles and advocate for their rights and interests.
Health and Well-being.
  • Ensure access to comprehensive healthcare services, including sexual and reproductive health services, for youth and women. Promote awareness and education on reproductive rights, family planning, and gender-based violence prevention.
  • Address socio-cultural barriers and norms that perpetuate gender inequality and discrimination, promoting gender-sensitive approaches to health promotion and disease prevention.
Social and Cultural Empowerment.
  • Foster a supportive and inclusive environment that recognizes and values the contributions of youth and women to society. Promote gender equality and challenge stereotypes and biases through education, media, and community outreach.
  • Support initiatives that promote cultural expression, artistic creativity, and community engagement among youth and women, empowering them to express their identities and aspirations.
Access to Resources and Rights.
  • Ensure equal access to land, property, and natural resources for youth and women, particularly in rural areas where access to land ownership is often limited by customary practices and legal barriers.
  • Strengthen legal frameworks and enforcement mechanisms to protect the rights of youth and women, including rights to land, inheritance, education, and employment. Provide legal aid and support services to address gender-based violence and discrimination.
Partnerships and Collaboration.
  • Foster partnerships between government, civil society, private sector, and academia to design and implement youth and women empowerment programs. Engage stakeholders in participatory decision-making processes and promote collaboration to leverage resources and expertise.
  • Support networking and knowledge-sharing platforms for youth and women, facilitating peer learning, exchange of best practices, and collaboration on common challenges and opportunities


Youth and women empowerment is a catalyst for inclusive and sustainable development, driving progress towards the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the realization of a more equitable and prosperous future for all. By investing in the empowerment of these demographic groups Change for Planet, wishes to build stronger, more resilient societies that leave no one behind