About Foundation Who We Are


Youth Leadership Development Foundation (YLDF) is a non-governmental and non-profitable organization, located in Sana’a, the capital city of Yemen. YLDF was originally founded to motivate, support and develop today’s youth, by enabling them to recognize their needs and problems and in helping them to put forward their opinions, solutions and ideas, so that they become a special part of Yemen’s development. Although Youth represents a broader section in the demographic pyramid of Yemen, yet they still play a small role as far as decision making processes and development issues are concerned.


Our vision is a Yemen in which skilled, well qualified and active young women and men play leadership roles smartly in all domains of society and enable Yemenis to contribute to a better world.


Our mission is “to increase youth participation in social, political and economic aspects of society through systematic training and education in vocational, communication, leadership and soft skills in order to bring them in the main stream to respond to community and labor market.”

Our Partners

  • British Council

  • Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs

  • Canadian Government

  • Canadian Nexen

  • Foundation For the Future

  • Friedrich Ebert Stifung

  • Glamour

  • IDRC

  • IREX

  • MEPI

  • Yemen Government

  • NED

  • Silatech

  • SFD

  • Total


  • Unknown

  • United Nations


  • Yemen LNG Company

  • Care


  • UN Women

  • OCHA

  • ILO


  • Saxion

  • GIZ


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