Africa

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|

Helping rape survivors in Mali to speak up

“The rebels were just at the corner and watching me, recalls one young Malian girl. “When I came out, they forced me in their vehicle and chained my two arms. They were four in the vehicle and they took me to a dark area. Three other girls were also there. They raped us during two […]

31 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Training Beninese Youth in Agribusiness

Cybelle Agossou, the youngest of a family of six children, decided to enroll in a practical training course to become self-employed and help her parents. Today, at age 20, she manages a small soap-making business and employs four people.

Cybelle took an 18-month training course at the SonghaiCenter in Porto-Novo, the political capital of Benin. Supported […]

31 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

In Burundi, young people mobilize to volunteer

29 August 2013|News for Youth, News Stories|

Search Begins for Kenya’s Young Green Leaders

29 August 2013|News for Youth|

Global Meeting of the Thematic Consultation on Education in the post-2015 Development Agenda in Dakar, Senegal

29 August 2013|Envoy’s news, News for Youth|