iBuild Africa is a youth-led equal-gendered movement that strives to unite African young potentials to take action on the continent’s challenges.
We are using the power of internet and social media to build a network of young African leaders who are making informed decisions to challenge the stereotypes, break the cycle of violence, and contribute to the development of their communities.
Our mission is to connect youth from all corners of the continent without discrimination based on gender, race, class, or ethnicity . We aspire to promote diversity, empathy and coexistence between African potentials who are committed to building a sustainable continent.
We believe that everyone is capable to make the change, only, if s/he is guided to breed innovation, change lives, and show their worth. We are working to mentor people to discover their real potentials, inner peace and leadership skills to develop solutions as part of the team.
We are mobilizing a continent-wide chapters of active iBuild Africa movement to bridge collaborations in order to carry the banner for an african youth-led sustainable development
It is no secret that by the year 2050, the population of Africa will double to reach more than 2.5 billion people. For many, the latter represents a shocking statistic, a “ticking bomb” that will detonate and cause irreversible damage to an already underdeveloped and supposedly frail continent. Ghada Zribi; Founder and President of iBuild Africa however, did not see this anticipated population growth to be threatening and destructive. She sought its silver lining and launched the first iBuild Africa focus group that gathered young Africans coming from Tunisia, Cameroon, and the Democratic Republic of Congo in 2016 to discuss the solutions to the most pressing issues in their communities.
In a highly globalized world, deviating from one’s own identity in the search for a western wannabe identity has become alarmingly easy. Perhaps the most prominent example is the snowball gap swelling between North and Sub-Saharan Africa. In spite of being well aware of the importance of being open to other cultures and nations, iBuild Africa recognized that drifting away of one’s own roots and falling in the trap of victimhood is problematic and needs to be dealt with.
Consequently, this movement was founded to remold the foundation and redefine the perception of Africa. iBuild Africa does so by creating a safe online platform where Africans are engaged through social media and on field campaigns to share personal stories, claim their own history and revolutionize their narratives. iBuild Africa’s platform has since then grown and evolved into an elaborate inclusive space that brings different sectors of the varying African societies together from government officials to entrepreneurs, and civil society leaders, while encouraging young people to lead the way to sustainable development and be the main drivers of change.
In iBuild Africa, we are firm believers that the future of our continent is heavily dependent on how we choose to allocate our hard work and passion; Thus our motto “No Africa for Us, without Us.”