A transformation partner

Africa is a young, fast-growing continent with almost boundless potential. To take full advantage of the opportunities ahead, African leaders need to address several priorities, including creating impactful jobs for youth and improving agriculture, which employs more Africans than any other sector. GanzAfrica offers an innovative training, mentorship, and work placement program that meets both pressing needs at once—and prepares African youth to take the future in their hands.

GanzAfrica provides holistic career preparation for transformative food systems leaders. Our curriculum integrates best practices around agriculture, the environment, sustainable land management, and land rights to break siloed patterns of thinking and unlock opportunities at the intersections of these fields. We stress data literacy and analytical capabilities to equip youth with the necessary skills to provide the right support to state and non-state organizations to make evidence-based decisions. Our program also connects fellows to a rich community of mentors and places them in government and non-government sector jobs where they gain both real-world experience and the beginnings of a professional network.

In the end, GanzAfrica connects youth to fulfilling careers that draw on their passion and skills to deliver on the promise of a healthy, prosperous future for the continent.

Our Vision

There is a clear pathway for African youth to build fulfilling careers that maximize the potential of African food systems on which populations can thrive.

Our Mission

GanzAfrica provides holistic training at the intersection of agriculture, the environment, and land management and land rights to prepare youth to lead the development of resilient food systems across the continent.

Our Values

Evidence based

In-depth research and data-driven insights shape the solutions we co-create, leveraging local knowledge and building analytical expertise to ensure the best possible outcomes.


We work with authenticity and transparency. We are collaborative but not subject to influence or partiality.


We pattern the highest respect for human, financial, and natural resources and diligence in their utilization. The solutions we co-create enshrine this, alongside equality of access to resources now and for the future.

Our approach


Identify leaders who are committed and passionate about the sustainable stewardship of land, agriculture, and the environment, and who can be trained and capacitated to provide expertise to public, and private sectors and communities.


Establish in-person digital training and incubation centres, enabling hands-on capacity enhancement programmes, professional development and networking designed to respond to specific challenges.


Deploy trained young professionals to support the design and implementation of co-created, community-focused solutions for livelihood improvement.


Promise to stakeholders

To fellows

  • Provide up to 2 years of holistic training with a focus on data & analytics and leadership skills
  • Welcome fellows into a network of value-driven young Africans committed to leading Africa’s transformation
  • Deliver work secondments with one of our partners to apply skills learned

To partners

  • Create a pipeline of highly motivated GanzAfrica fellows with land, climate, and agricultural training, leadership skills, and analytical capabilities.
  • Enhance cross-generational linkages to help foster blended solutions combining novel and traditional ideas.