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UCLG Africa, 01Talent Africa collaborate to speed up continental digital transformation process

UCLG Africa

The socio-economic development of the continent will be local, or it will not be. It will also be digital, or it will not be. Secretary General of UCLG Africa, Jean-Pierre Elong Mbassi If this double conviction was still the prerogative of a few players 18 months ago, the COVID-19 pandemic has shown the world that local governments and the digital ...

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New UN General Assembly President to focus on gender equality, youth empowerment

The President of the 76th session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid, says he will focus on gender equality, youth empowerment, climate change and equitable access to vaccines in his one year presidency. President of the 76th session of UN General Assembly, Abdulla Shahid The 76th session of General Assembly opened on Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2021 with the inauguration of ...

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Shell trains 40 Imo youths for Assah North-Ohaji South gas project

Osagie Okunbor

Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria Limited (SPDC) has commenced a one-year professional and vocational training for 40 youths from the SPDC Joint Venture host communities of the Assa North and Ohaji South gas project in Imo State. Osagie Okunbor, Managing Director, Shell Petroleum Development Company and Country Chair of Shell Companies in Nigeria “The aim is to ready these ...

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AfDB fund provides $7.3m for youth empowerment

Akinwunmi Adesina

The African Development Bank (AfDB), through its Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Multi-Donor Trust Fund, has provided more than $7.3 million for youth empowerment. AfDB president, Akinwunmi Adesina According to a statement from the bank on Tuesday, August 24, 2021, the fund provides project preparation and co-financing for bank projects and places emphasis on employability, entrepreneurship and job creation. “In June ...

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Shell LiveWIRE beneficiaries get N48m grant

Shell

Some 117 young entrepreneurs from the Niger Delta have graduated from the Shell Nigeria LiveWIRE programme and have been awarded a N48 million grant to either establish or expand their businesses. This brings to 7,913 the total number of beneficiaries of the youth enterprise development programme since inception in 2003. Social Performance and Social Investment Manager, The Shell Petroleum Development ...

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Showcasing innovations to youths across Africa

Sustainable Innovation

Africa has always been known as a continent with abundant resources but lacks management and utilisation skills as many resources go to waste or there is mismanagement of funds generated from the wealth acquired from the resources. The programme flyer Africa’s greatest form of resource is not just the gold, diamond, or crude oil but its human resources. The human ...

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Youth Day: British High Commission hosts engagement for climate action

Catriona Laing

August 12 was declared International Youth Day (IYD) by the United Nations in 1999 to serve as an annual celebration of young people’s voices, actions and initiatives, as well as draw lessons on how young people across the globe and their participation in political, economic and social processes could be significantly enhanced. British High Commissioner to Nigeria, Catriona Laing Theme ...

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Reproductive health raises concern on Nigeria’s youth development

Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS)

Poor access to Reproductive Health has emerged as a major reason youths in Nigeria are unable to develop intellectually. The issue, which was highlighted in the pilot of the Nigerian Academy of Science (NAS) Youth Development Project on Social/Youth Development, and Reproductive Health, topped a myriad of others ranging from lack of access to good education to disconnection from main ...

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Nigeria, UN-Habitat promote youth empowerment, safer cities

The Federal Government has signed an agreement with United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) that aims at promoting urban youth empowerment and safer cities. The deal is coming on the heels of an earlier commitment by the government through the contribution of $3 million aimed at research and strengthening UN-Habitat’s engagement with Habitat Agenda Partners and other non-governmental actors across sub-Saharan ...

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