Adolescents are Africa’s greatest unrealised asset, but millions are trapped in cycles of deprivation and adversity.
The Accelerating Achievement for Africa’s Adolescents (Accelerate) Hub generates evidence that describes which specific development accelerators can best support adolescents in Africa in attaining the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Working with adolescents in resource-limited settings in Africa, as well as with interdisciplinary research teams, policymakers, and NGOs from around the world, we make cost-effective interventions to bring about positive outcomes for youth on the continent.
At the Accelerate Hub we do research differently, working across multiple disciplines and beyond single aims.
This work is funded by the UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Global Challenges Research Fund (GCRF) and mainly operates from Oxford University’s Department of Social Policy and Intervention and the University of Cape Town’s Centre for Social Science Research.
Our vision is to acknowledge Africa’s adolescents as a major demographic dividend and to empower them to break out of pervasive cycles of deprivation and adversity.
The Accelerate Hub’s mission is to improve life outcomes for African children and adolescents by integrating research excellence, capacity sharing, policy partnerships, and service delivery.