Who we are

Our staff

Our staff are ethically driven, highly experienced international development practitioners who passionately believe that economic empowerment of women and young people is central to  sustainable progress in any country.

We have experience across the international development sector and have worked and consulted with international NGOs and UN organizations in over 20 countries around the world, with a focus on Africa, Asia and Eastern Europe

A different way of working

By partnering with local organizations, YEJ hopes to provide comprehensive long-term sustainable programmes that tackle economic injustice faced by young people.

We don’t have an office, so our overheads are very low.  This means that donations to YEJ go directly towards supporting young people. YEJ staff work within the offices of our local partners so we are always conscious of the reality on the ground.

YEJ is a registered Scottish NGO. When not in the field, our staff are based in and around Edinburgh.  YEJ is a member of Scotland’s International Development Alliance.