Africa

UNDP Supports Young Ethiopians to Move From Unemployment to Entrepreneurship

3 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

UN-Habitat trains East African youth on energy efficiency

Some 30 young people drawn from Kenya, Uganda and Rwanda gathered in Karen, Nairobi, last week for a training organized by UN-Habitat called ‘Hands-on training course on Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy Technologies for Youth Empowerment’.

The training, running from 8 to 12 July 2013 was held by UN-Habitat in conjunction with the Climate Action Programme […]

3 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Africa: What Youth are doing for the Environment

Algerian Muslim Scouts * Elmanar *, Algeria

Project works to strengthen the spirit of environmental citizenship among students while working to give the successful models in environmental clubs in schools in order to disseminate in all schools of Algeria.

Plastics for pillows and teaching tools, Cameroon

Plastics littering has been reduced in or nearby our campus through the […]

3 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

UNV at TICAD: Strengthening youth volunteering in Africa

Yokohama, Japan: Youth development is one of the most important issues on the global agenda for peace and sustainable development. About 65 per cent of the total population of Africa is below the age of 35, and over 35 per cent is between 15 and 35.

Volunteerism offers valuable opportunities for youth to engage and contribute to […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Theatre for Social Development presents gender violence in Zanzibar

by Joke Lannoye

Zanzibar, Tanzania: As a UN Volunteer working with the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) in Zanzibar, I am involved in activities on sexual and reproductive health, working closely with government institutions. Looking for new innovative methods to raise the awareness of young people is one of the things I have been working on during […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

How ending violence against women and girls became my passion

A remarkable young man from Tanzania, 24-year-old Mwasapi Kihongosi won the global UNiTE T-shirt design competition in 2011, climbed Mount Kilimanjaro in March 2012 and led a Caravan for Change against violence and harmful traditional practices in November 2012. Mwasapi tells us how the plight to end such forms of violence became his passion.

“I did […]

2 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Men in the kitchen: cooking up change in Mozambique

“Once we’re in the kitchen, cooking as we know it, we learn a lot. … I didn’t used to be comfortable. … I would return from work hungry but just because [my partner] was not home, I couldn’t eat,” admits Augusto Magaia, a 25-year-old man who lives in the suburbs of Maputo, the capital of […]

1 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Africa’s Greatest Assets Are Young People

Africa Renewal Interview with the UN Secretary General’s Envoy on Youth, Mr Ahmad Alhendawi

You have just been appointed the Secretary-General’s Envoy on Youth. What will be your role?

An envoy is someone who takes a message and promotes it. To be the Secretary-General’s Envoy requires taking his message and promoting it among the youth around the […]

1 September 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|

Youth call for more engagement in local government

The Commonwealth Local Government Young People’s Forum (CLGYPF) took place on 13-14 May 2013 at the Munyonyo Conference Centre, Kampala, Uganda in the lead-up to the Commonwealth Local Governments Conference  (CLGC) .

The youth forum brought together young professionals, elected councillors and other key stakeholders working with local government across the Commonwealth to examine what local […]

1 September 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Tackling Youth Unemployment

Sierra Leone, a country once riddled by suffering and stagnation caused by years of civil war and gun-toting youth rampaging through the countryside, is now slowly managing to include marginalized youth into participating in national development and social transformation. Youth unemployment is one of the major causes of war in Sierra Leone and a serious […]

31 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|