Network for Empowerment & Progressive Initiative (NEPI)

The mission of NEPI is to find solutions to extreme poverty and crime among youth (street youth, war affected youth and former combatants), build youth capacity and strengthen social, political and emotional empowerment of youth in Liberia.


NEPI Purpose

We strive for a society that advances solutions to crime and violence, and reduces extreme poverty, among hard-core street youth. We do this by working with poor and vulnerable youth in Africa and the world. We engage people and partners to rehabilitate and reintegrate hard-core street youth into mainstream society. We drive change in practice and policy at local, national and global levels with the work we do with high core street youth.

NEPI Strategic Choices

• Reduce youth crime and violence

• Reduce school dropout

• Position NEPI as a center of excellence and a leader in youth crime and violence reduction 

• NEPI aims to double its beneficiaries reached in Liberia with a long-term investment with clear evidence of the results communicated to government, policymakers, practitioners, donor’s community and the world at large while testing and scaling programs in new locations.

• Position NEPI with donors that understand both the relevance and value of our contribution to crime and violence reduction in alignment with the priority of long-term, unrestricted funding

• Invest in the necessary management structure required for the highest levels of governance, accountability, sustainability, and processes and policies development

NEPI Action Plan for 2020 – 2025

Given our organizational strengths and experience in reducing crime and violence among high core street youth and knowledge and psychology in the reintegration of former child soldiers, we have developed the following overarching ambition over the next 5 years. NEPI will find solutions to extreme poverty among poor and at-risk youth, reduce crime and violence, and reintegrate former child soldiers in mainstream societies. To achieve this ambition, we will engage in the following mutually reinforcing goals. These goals are at the heart of our core approach, which will help us assist poor, marginalized youth with practice and policy to make post-conflict communities peaceful, inclusive and safe. Each of the goals is underpinned by a set of activities and intended outcomes. Every year we will review and assess our progress and adapt to present realities in host countries. We recognize that the context in which we are working, we will contribute along with other organizations to realize these changes.


(715) 977.1020  /  (678) 697.3581
120 Camp Johnson Road - Monrovia, Liberia