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Centre for Social Awareness Advocacy and Ethics (CSAAE) is a non-profit dedicated to helping young people build great careers, cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship, become leaders of character and embrace their roles as critical actors in building a better Africa. The Centre pursues its mission through three distinct programs that share the common goal of creating positive social, economic and political change one person at a time.

CSAAE is a registered nonprofit in Nigeria with CAC, a 501(c3) nonprofit in the United States, an organization in special consultative status with the United Nations’ ECOSOC, and former representative of African CSOs at the World Bank & IMF. CSAAE carries out its operations from its offices in Owerri and Abuja, Nigeria, with technical support from its U.S. office in Maryland.

Our Programs


Effective Leaders Program (ELP )

ELP nurtures effective leaders committed to the development of Africa. ELP has two units: The Immersion Year (IY) and The Network of Effective African Leaders (NEAL).


Career Building & Entrepreneurship Program (CBEP)

CBEP helps young people get the education they need, secure employment or initiate enterprises that contribute to the development of Africa.


Youth Ethics and Anticorruption Program (YEAP)

YEAP raises the consciousness of young people to the importance of good governance, rule of law, human rights  and anticorruption towards the development of Africa.

Father Godswill Agbagwa

The Founder, Rev. Fr. Dr. Godswill Agbagwa, grew up in Nigeria. While studying abroad as a graduate student, he was struck by the contrasts he saw between the levels of underdevelopment in Africa as compared to the Western countries he visited. Those experiences became the genesis of CSAAE, its programs, and the five core values at the foundation of his work: punctuality, integrity, creativity, accountability and solidarity (PICAS).