Our Story

We are building better futures for young people in non-urban Africa. Here’s why.


Africa is urbanising at an unsustainable pace

It is also home to the world’s youngest and fastest-growing population.

Africa’s 1.3 billion citizens will likely double in number by 2050, and more than 80% of that increase will occur in cities, especially in slums.

Much of the growth can be attributed to young people from non-urban areas migrating to cities in search of opportunities that are yet to be found in their hometowns.

We wanted to do something to offset this migration. We developed a vision

Our Vision

We believe we can improve the the quality of life for citizens in non-urban sub-Saharan Africa by building 200 Global River Centers

Particularly for the 200 million marginalized young Africans.

We aim to create an alternative to city migration by enhancing inclusive local economic development, democratisation and skills training.

Global River Center creates the frame for enabling inclusive societal and personal growth, motivating young people to stay and be part of developing their regions and establishing a pride in living in nonurban Africa.

Our concept is an innovative and creative combination of needed elements in a cutting-edge sustainable building

Our SDG Impact

How our work intersects with the Sustainable Development Goals.

Our Impact

Click on one of the SDG images to see what our contribution is

The Need

What people say about our concept.

The River Center is exactly what we need. We want to be the first area having a River Center. The area needs this – we are ready.

Ambassador Nana Effah-Apenteng

Omanhene of Bompata Traditional Area, Ghana

This is good. We need this in Kenya and we need it more than ever, as social structures are breaking up and investments tend to be more and more concentrated around the cities.

Christine Misiko

UNDP, Kenya,Business Sector Support Programme

I want to support this, this is needed. Even beyond the city border jurisdiction of Accra – I will be able to facilitate the support beyond too.

Agyei Sowah

Hon Mayor of Accra, Ghana

The River Center concept is reassuring and timely. I see it as a unique and viable way of transforming the unemployed youth into valuable assets for development through community building, job creation and provision of social amenities in rural Ghana. This is an opportunity for all of us to tap in and would want to encourage communities to embrace this concept for accelerated socioeconomic development.

Amerley Ollennu Awua-Asamoa,

Ambassador of Ghana to the Kingdom of Denmark

We have a community center stranding obsolete and youth hanging around in boredom not attending school. We have been struggling to find ways to engage them, the River Center is exactly what we need.

Osabarima Ansah Sasraku III

Mamfehene & Kyidomhene of Akuapem, Ghana

The leadership and responsibility for building Africa rests squarely on Africans. The River Centers are relevant contributors to reinforce inclusive rural community development. Not least with its focus on empowering and supporting the youth and intergenerational relationship building for future development.

Dr. Jonas Chianu

Principal Agricultural Economist. AfDB - Ivory Coast

This is very interesting – I can see the huge potential in this.

Dr Julius Muia

Principal Secretary in the Kenyan Ministry of Finance

It is exactly the combination of trade and community activities and learning that match the current need in Kenya right now – this is brilliant. Trade does not do it alone.

Gervase Wakoli

Kenya Industrial Research and Development Institute


We get asked a lot of questions about Global River Center. Here are some of the most common questions to help you understand our story.

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Email:eb@globalrivercenter.comPhone: 0045 28 92 34 85