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Our Mission

GADEF International exist to co-create a space and support ecosystem for young people in the philanthropy and social impact sector to ensure the well-being, sustainable and better futures for girls, youth and women at all levels.

Our Vision

GADEF International envision a world of positive livelihood, sustainable and well cultivated future with system changes for children, youth and women created through a vibrant youth-led community, philanthropy and social impact innovations.

Our History

Global Alliance for Development and Entrepreneurial Philanthropy Forum (GADEF International) in the past fifteen (15) years started as a youth philanthropy and grassroot community foundation that focused on promoting philanthropy and youth-led development in communities in Ghana and Africa as a whole.

GADEF International was envisioned to unleash the potentials of the youth and rural communities through philanthropy and social entrepreneurship to create a better future for the young people and their communities.

The Alliance started in Ghana in August, 2008 as Global Alliance for Development Foundation (GADeF). After six (6) years of operation expanded to South Africa and Burkina Faso. As part of the journey, the Foundation has provided legal and safety support, human resources, volunteer engagements and logistics support for international and local initiatives in Africa. 



Good Health

and Well-Being

Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages


Quality Education

Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all


Gender Equality

Achieve gender equality and empower all women and girls


Industrial Innovation & Infrastructure

Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation


Reduced Inequalities

Reduce inequality within and among countries


Climate Action

Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts


Partnership for the goals

Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the Global Partnership for Sustainable Development

Who We Are

GADEF International is a community catalyst for exceptional young people, emerging leaders, Individuals, organisations and strategic partners who are passionate about philanthropy, impact investment, innovation and technology for systems and community transformation.


We are a global alliance and strategic partner community working together for change through philanthropy. Join the community

Philanthropy & Social Investment Catalyst

We bridge the funding gaps for social entrepreneurs and philanthropy actors with innovations tackling the world's most pressing problems.


We mobilise funds to support youth and women-led organisation through partnership

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What We Do

Network Building

We are working to bring together exceptional youth leaders, actors, individuals and networks to co-create solutions and mobilize resources for action implementation for change

Fund Development

We are working to assist individuals, corporates and communities to set up funds and mobilize resources through local philanthropy and giving circle.

Education & Innovation

We are working with university institutions, corporate CSR organisations and Hubs to develop curriculum, tools and training programs to promote philanthropy and innovations for jobs creation, sustainable development and achievement of the sustainable development goals. We work with partners to create youth-adult mentoring platforms

Ecosystem Builder

We are working to build a vibrant and strong ecosystem for next-generation philanthropy through research, advocacy and policy dialogues. We also working to creating an enabling environment through partnerships and collaborations to ensure members are actively making impact at individual, local and global levels.


Years of Experience

GADEF International welcome strategic partnership that can achieve a common goal through youth-led community philanthropy and social impact investment.


GADEF International has charity status through IDEAS for Us in USA which is a 501(c)(3) grassroots non-profit organization. All donations go directly to making a difference for our cause. You can donate through cheque, online or mobile money transfer or direct bank tannsfer. You can support us through the following Bank account;

Accounts Name: GADeF International
Number: 1441002286014
Branch & Address: Kenyasi, Ahafo
Bank: Ecobank Ghana
Swift Code: ECOCGHAC



Meet Our Dedicated Team

Frederico Li

Frederico Li

Dyana Agyare

Dyana Agyare

Comms and Social Media Manager
Eunice Asare

Eunice Asare

Finance, HR and Admin Manager
Kelechi Israel Ali

Kelechi Israel Ali

Social Media Officer
Belinda Asantewaa

Belinda Asantewaa

Partnerships and Membership Coord,
Oluwatosin E. Atolagbe

Oluwatosin E. Atolagbe

Comms. and Social Media Assistant

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