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African Decentralisation Day: Creating opportunities for youth

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The theme of the African Union Decentralisation Day 2017, celebrated on Thursday, August 10, 2017, is “Youth Participation”. According to the Local Government and UCLG Africa, this translates as “Investing in Youth”. According to the US Census Bureau in 2010, 63% of the Africa’s overall population was below the age of 25. The average age of the African population is ...

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Agbarakwe, others bag Crans Montana youth governance award

Esther Agbarakwe

Nigerian youth environment advocate, Esther Agbarakwe, was on Wednesday, July 5, 2017 in Barcelona, Spain decorated with the Crans Montana Forum of New Leaders of Tomorrow Award for her outstanding professional achievement in leadership experience in governance. She was one of the three Nigerians that bagged the prestigious award during a ceremony to close the Crans Montana International Conference on Youth ...

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Amina Mohammed clamours stronger AU-UN partnership to benefit Africa’s youth

Amina Mohammed

Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed on Monday, July 3, 2017 called for the strengthening of the relationship between the African Union (AU) and the United Nations (UN) in order to deliver on promised development for Africa’s youth. Addressing her first African Union Summit since taking office, Ms. Mohammed said that the AU’s thematic focus this year on youth is a “powerful ...

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What Nigeria stands to benefit from youth agric programme, by Adeosun


Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, has said that Nigeria will benefit by signing up for the African Development Bank (AfDB) funded Empowering Novel Agri-Business-Led Employment (ENABLE Youth) Programme. Nigeria’s signatory to the ENABLE youth programme, according to her, will make the country the third African country coming behind Cameroon and Sudan to benefit from funds under the AfDB Feed Africa initiative. The ENABLE ...

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World Day to Combat Desertification: Africa acts on distressed migration of youth

Roch Marc Christian Kaboré

A high-level symposium of Africa’s interior, environment and foreign affairs ministers held recently in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso, warned that ignoring the plight of jobless young people in sub-Saharan Africa is a recipe for political instability and global insecurity. They called for support to create land-based jobs in the rural areas to ward off the temptation for the most disillusioned to ...

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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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I count on youth to be change agents, torchbearers – Amina Mohammed


Deputy United Nations (UN) Secretary-General, Amina J. Mohammed, has called on the youth to be the world’s change agent and torchbearer. She made the request in a presentation at the weekend during the Youth Forum at the 61st Session on Commission on Status of Women (CSW61) holding in New York, USA. The CSW61 holds from Monday, March 13 to Friday, ...

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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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Idowu selected Mexico DRR platform’s committee member


Youth campaigner and digital specialist, Olumide Idowu, has emerged as Organising Committee Member for 7th Global Platform on Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) in Mexico. He will lead the Social Media team for the upcoming United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR) Global Platform on DRR in Mexico to represent the Youth and Children in Mexico. The Global Platform for ...

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Lagos, rains, climate change, sea level rise and youth

‘The rains are here again, bringing conundrum that is difficult to cope with, confusion, wailing and a myriad of feelings and emotions. No more shelter to call home, clean drinking water is polluted and diseases are on the rise’ What is going to happen next? Trying to put myself in the shoes of people that live by the coastline, I can ...

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