In addition to the expansion of existing programmes, the AGYI agenda also includes the establishment of new cooperations. For instance, the AGYI provided an essential impulse for the establishment of the new funding line weltwärts - extracurricular encounter projects in the context of Agenda 2030. This funding line supports groups of young people from Germany and the so-called Global South, in particular from African countries, to carry out a joint project on one of the 17 sustainability goals (SDG) of the United Nations. The new funding line closes a gap that was identified within the framework of the dialogue processes for the conception of the AGYI: namely the integration of new target groups into international youth work. Target groups that have so far been somewhat neglected by the development education work of the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development - such as youth groups from the fields of sport and culture. Cooperation with strategic partners is particularly important here. Since 2017 the Deutsche Sportjugend (dsj) has been working together with the AGYI to promote the exchange of German and African youth groups in the field of sports. This reaches and supports new target groups for AGYI-relevant programmes and facilitates encounters regardless of social or cultural background.
The Bundesvereinigung Kulturelle Kinder- und Jugendbildung e.V. (BKJ) has also been cooperating with the AGYI since 2017. The programme advises and supports the BKJ member organisations in the field of cultural education in initiating partnerships and implementing projects with partners from African countries.