@CrowdOutAIDS Launch Solution Apps: Selects Drafting Committee Members from 10 countries including Algeria, Lesotho, Cote d’Ivoire and Nigeria

CrowdOutAIDS is the first ever project to crowdsource a UN strategy. The UNAIDS project that puts decision-making in the hands of young people, is now in it’s third phase and it recently launched a solution application. The new online application allows users to suggest and vote up actions that they think should be included in the UNAIDS strategy on young […]

State of the African Youth: In Education sector, Youth Literacy Remains High

“As a group, African young people today have a higher level of educational attainment than any previous cohorts, but nevertheless face serious challenges that will erode their potential if governments do not prioritize investments in youth development.” By Jennifer Ehidiamen A couple of months ago, I started sharing some of the findings in the 2011 […]

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Invitation to the LEAP Africa Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards

On November 24th, 2011, LEAP will hold its “Annual Nigerian Youth Leadership Awards”, where it recognizes 5 outstanding young Nigerians who have played leadership roles in creating positive changes in their local communities in diverse areas such as Business, Environment, Law, Media, Science and Technology etc. You are invited to attend the event! The theme […]

The jobless statistics are not going away…

By Jennifer Ehidiamen On November 16th, the Guardian newspaper Nigeria and The Guardian UK coincidentally published the current unemployment figures in Nigeria and Britain, respectively.  The statistics are overwhelming. The Guardian Nigeria report: National Bureau of Statistics yesterday said the rate of unemployment and inflation is on the rise in the country…” According to NBS, […]

South Africa devises long term social-economic plan to encourage #youth and community participation

By Busayo Sotunde As one of the leading economy in the world, South Africa has broken its five-year electoral planning cycle for a long term economic planning of 20years. This is evident in the proposal published by the country’s National Planning Commission (NPC) that set plans for the development of the country’s economy for the […]

FINAL REPORT OF THE 7th UNESCO YOUTH FORUM (2011)

Because youth represent a significant proportion of the world’s population they heavily influence and, equally, are affected by social, political and economic conditions and the well-being and livelihood of current and future generations, we are resolved to ensure that youth is included as one of UNESCO’s global priorities. (An excerpt from the report). The 7th […]