About Us

CAEVA International (CI) is an innovation in reply to SDG 17

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development” SDG 17

Our Values


Multidimensionally harness the power of member organisations as the base and engine to continuously grow into a strong and self-sustaining international partnership and federation championing realisation of the SDGs.


A strong partnership and federation supporting member organisations to be highly efficient and effective at; planning, designing, implementing, and monitoring of multisectoral interventions that empower children and youths to sustainably overcome conditions that hold them back from realizing their full potential.

The Mandate of CAEVA International

  1. Foster and strengthen cooperation and collaboration between Member Organisations (MOs) of CAEVA International (CI), and between MOs and non-CAEVA International Organisations to optimise the impact of CAEVA International;
  2. Set and continuously review the crosscutting operational framework of CI, within which MOs develop country-specific strategies that enable empowerment of vulnerable and marginalised children and youths;
  3. Support MOs to come up with implementable and scalable solutions that contribute to the realisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
  4. Discuss and update policies of CAEVA International as well as harmonise a global strategy that reflects the diversity of CAEVA International;
  5. Strengthen the capacity MOs by for example; offering expert advice on country-specific policies; researching on good practices and systems, and recommending adoption; technically supporting MOs to develop programmes in tandem with SDGs, etc.;
  6. Represent member organisations at high-level strategic forums;
  7. Mobilise resources on behalf of MOs or share such information and encourage MOs to apply directly at country level;
  8. Ensure visibility of CAEVA International and its MOs at the international level;
  9. Discuss and adopt systems and policies that enable CAEVA International to execute its mandate smoothly.

Our Three Dimensional (3D) Approach

Dimension 1: Rigorously and multidimensionally empower children and youths at the real grassroots to realise their full potential.
Dimension 2: Complement government efforts geared towards addressing conditions that hold children and youths from realising their full potential.
Dimension 3: Support children and youths led innovations that turn SDGs into a reality at different levels.

Why Target Children and Youths

Children and youths below 25 years make up 42% of the world population. Most of them live in developing countries where the provision of primary healthcare, education, child protection, and other social services is inadequate. Several factors constrain governments from providing social services at scale. They include low government revenue, a shortage of skilled human resources, poor road network, limited national grid coverage, lack of information and adequate ICT services, among others. As a result, many children and youths are vulnerable to, or, victims to the outcomes of the limited provision of social services. Such consequences include low education attainment, high levels of youth unemployment, poverty-driven teenage pregnancies, food insecurity due to poor farming and post-harvest management,undernourishment that affects cognitive development, among others. These outcomes hold back the potential of young people from becoming problem solvers. In light of this, it is critical to complement government efforts addressing gaps in social service delivery. These complementary efforts not only create an enabling environment for children and youths to innovate solutions to their problems but also, contribute to the realisation of SDGs, whose success largely depends on progress made in developing countries.

Implementation Strategies

1. Beneficiary Participation

Beneficiaries participate in identifying social, and community development needs as well as in designing context-based interventions that are relevant, feasible, sustainable, and community-owned and driven.

2. Resource Mobilisation

Identifying financial, material, time and human resources, locally and internationally; and mobilise those resources to facilitate the implementation of interventions.

3. Sensitisation and Education

Building capacities of the beneficiaries holistically, using sustainable context-based approaches.

4. Advocacy

Reach out to policymakers/implementers and other persons of influence to support their work in creating an environment enabling for all.

5. Monitoring and Evaluation

Continuously assess the impact of our interventions together with the beneficiaries, and use findings to take corrective action, make informed decisions, as well as to plan, programme and set strategy.

Our Values

Value for People

All interventions implemented by Member Organisations of CAEVA International are designed with the direct participation of the, directly and indirectly, targeted beneficiaries or their guardians all the way through.


We build and maintain strategic, active and supportive relationships within and outside CAEVA International, now and for the future, and value agreed upon partnerships as a source of strength.


Our member organisations believe in doing much more than what others imagine of them and translating this belief into real action.


The member organisations develop extraordinary context-based innovative solutions that interest others in selecting CAEVA International as a partner of choice.


CAEVA is flexible and swift to change with the changing landscape of social and community development needs, programming, fundraising, and human resource development, among others.


We account to our beneficiaries and supporters by ensuring that financial, material and human resources are efficiently managed to achieve set and agreed upon targets, alongside taking responsibility for decisions made.


We believe in creating opportunities and solutions by continuously identifying and exploring new opportunities for sustainable development, as well as managing and toning down risks, and, providing the best sustainable development interventions and humanitarian services within our means.

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