Young Africa is a confederation of independently and locally registered affiliated organisations. They all operate under the name Young Africa. YA International is the founding organisation of the confederation Young Africa. It has an affiliation agreement with each YA branch. Young Africa International is based in the Netherlands. The board of YA International sets up the framework in which the different Young Africa affiliates work and guides the policy of the local Young Africa branches, so that they operate within the mission and vision of Young Africa. The board of Young Africa International is advised by the founders of Young Africa. They are the Executive Directors who shape the strategy and uphold the spirit of Young Africa. All Young Africa branches are set up as independent NGOs. Young Africa Zimbabwe, Mozambique and Namibia are owners of the respective Young Africa Skills Training Centres.