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Young people are tired of being used – Ntonjira

Lizz Ntonjira

Lizz Ntonjira is a youth advocate and the founder of the Lizz Ntonjira Network, a platform that provides innovative, engaging, interactive and tailored training and coaching for the youth. She is currently the Head of Global Corporate Communications at Amref Health Africa, one of the largest health development NGOs in Africa. In this interview with NKECHI ISAAC, she emphasises the ...

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Over 1.2m adolescents die yearly, says WHO


More than 3,000 adolescents die every day, totalling 1.2 million deaths a year, from largely preventable causes, according to a new report from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and its partners. In 2015, more than two-thirds of these deaths occurred in low- and middle-income countries in Africa and South-East Asia. Road traffic injuries, lower respiratory infections, and suicide are the ...

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UN fellowship programme to prepare young developing country professionals to lead climate action

Jakob Rhyner

The United Nations is helping to ensure that young professionals from developing countries are able to contribute to the implementation of the Paris Climate Change Agreement and the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals with the help of a new fellowship programme run by two key UN agencies based in Bonn, Germany. The fellowship initiative will offer work experience in a vibrant ...

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World Wildlife Day 2017: How young people can make a change


Vigorous efforts need to be made to encourage young people to act at both local and global levels to protect endangered wildlife, the United Nations has said. The UN, which made the submission against the backdrop of this year’s edition of the World Wildlife Day (WWD) 2017 that was observed worldwide on Friday, March 3 2017, pointed out that, being ...

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WED 2014: Youth groups plant trees, engage children

Connected Development (CODE), in collaboration with the African Youth Initiative on Climate Change (AYICC), last week engaged in tree planting and sensitisation in local nursery and primary school and held round table discussions on climate change mitigation to commemorate the 2014 World Environment Day (WED) in Abuja, Nigeria. The event, tagged “Tree Planting exercise, sensitisation and round table discussions on ...

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Vedvyas at COP 18: Young people vital in climate change decision-making

Simran Vedvyas, a youth ambassador with Eye on Earth, has said that young people are vital to decision-making on climate change. She spoke in Doha, Qatar, at the ongoing UN climate change talks. Vedvyas stated that, as a 14-year-old, she cannot help but think about the future. She described young people as ‘tomorrow’s heroes’, arguing that they can and should ...

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