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Youth Action For Success And Development

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Youth Action for Success and Development (YASD) is an innovative youth-led organisation based in Lilongwe, Malawi, working for community development through sexual and reproductive health, climate change, AGYW (Adolescent Girls and Young Women) empowerment, gender equality, and education.

The organisation was founded in 2017 by a group of dedicated youth leaders, passionate about transforming the welfare of young people, especially girls and young women, to become the agents and drivers of change. It is registered with the National Youth Council of Malawi, Lilongwe City, and Lilongwe City Council. YASD prepares the youth to discover their potential, educate, cultivate and harness their capabilities to positively contribute to achieving the nation’s developmental aspirations, including MGDS III, MW 2063 and SDGs as agents of change.

YASD Contact & Address


Contact Details:

Name: Edward Chidombe Msiska

Position: Executive Director

Office Number: +265(0) 8828 77 826

Contact: +265(0)99 8499 577

Email: youthaction.yasd@gmail.com

Contact Address: Youth Action For Success and Development

P.O Box 40432


Latest news

YASD partners with FutureLife-Now! to train schools around Malawi on environmental conservation

YASD is training young people in Malawi to refrain from engaging in sexual and risky behaviour.

2022 Adolescent Activism Award runner-up



We operate in Lilongwe and two other districts in the Central Region although our services and products reach almost all corners of Malawi, YASD operates by collaborating with community youth-led organisations and networks as well as working with government and community structures to reach the most vulnerable and marginalised youth. YASD's services and products reach many young people in surrounding communities and districts.


It has been the philosophy of YASD to identify committed youth leaders and women from within the community for planning and implementing all the development programmes and to involve the community in every step. This has ensured that the participation of the community is full-fledged in all our activities and the communities feel a sense of ownership of the programmes. Thus all the initiatives and development programs of YASD are aimed at facilitating the youth and vulnerable groups attain self-reliance and contribute to the development works of society.


The goal of YASD is to contribute to improving the living standards and well-being of young people through capacity building, advocacy, community mobilisation and community developmental skills at the grass root level.


We see a transformed society built of youth and women's participation in all development activities. The youth and vulnerable groups have opportunities to develop themselves economically, physically and mentally, making them active contributors to society.


To serve and save the youth and young women, promote self-reliance and dignity through building a better environment where the youth are self-fulfilled and play a constructive role in society.


Harnessing youth capabilities for change and development.

Main Programmes

  1. HIV /AIDS and Sexual Reproductive health and rights
  2. Climate change
  3. Gender equality
  4. Youth and AGYW empowerment
  5. Education

Our Core Values and Guiding Principles

Active Learning

We believe that knowledge is gained through learning. Our most valuable asset is wisdom gained through our appetite for knowledge and the transformational experiences we share with our peers. A thirst for learning leads to an open mind, and an open mind leads to greater opportunity. Read more

Guiding Principles

Youth Action for Success and Development (YASD) follows the below-mentioned guiding principles in implementing its programmes: Read more.

Location of YASD

YASD is Located in Lilongwe, the Capital city of Malawi, Kanengo, Area 25 C, T/A Chitukula, Village-headman Makumba at ZIPAPATI along Malembe primary school road after New Version Private secondary school.

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