South African Youth for international Diplomacy
What we do
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Recruit and Train

We recruit and train South African youth diplomats.


We send our youth to various international summits to discuss policy positions.


We expect our youth to engage in diplomatic solution-driven projects.

About us

South African Youth for International Diplomacy (SAYID) a special project of Projekt23 – The Green Movement and member of the International Diplomatic Engagement Association (IDEA) is the South African Organizing Committee for the Y8 & Y20 Summits. The IDEA is a collective of twenty leading not-for-profit, youth-led organisations from around the world committed to putting young people at the heart of global decision-making through innovative, open and inspiring debate. Originally known as The G8 & G20 Youth Network, in 2006, our main focus was to organise the annual G8 & G20 Youth Summits, which brought together ascending leaders at the fringe of the G8 and G20 summits. These flagship events continue under the new name of the Y8 and Y20 Summits.