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Climate change effects hit Malawi, 6 Million in need of food aid, way forward

By Blessings Pityt Kanache

Malawi is one of the countries in the southern part of Africa, hit hard by the effects of climate change. Each year, the country is either hit by floods or dry spells, and sometimes both. For the past three years, rainfall pattern has completely changed. Farmers plant maize the staple food, after 1st December, contrary to what used to happened in the past when people were planting maize and other crops such as maize, beans and pigeon peas  by 31st October.…


Added by Blessings Pityt Kanache on November 5, 2016 at 1:30pm — No Comments

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Exploring the Beauty of Identity through the Lens 



Anyone cannot live without any relations. As a globalized world the relations over the world have become important. The concept of Identity is emerged in those relations as a significant icon because from inter personal relations to interstate relations, it is…


Added by P. Harshani Rathnayake on January 19, 2016 at 5:00am — No Comments

Long Considered a Threat, Can Youth Take Lead in Peacebuilding?

by Margaret Williams Original Post atIPI

A government-aligned youth group named…


Added by Saji Prelis on January 11, 2016 at 12:23pm — No Comments

Young people in peacebuilding: unfulfilled potential? A perspective from Bangladesh

Original Post at Insight for Conflict

December 4 2015: Young people have a lot to contribute to peacebuilding in Bangladesh. But they need more support and guidance, argues G…


Added by Saji Prelis on December 6, 2015 at 9:36am — No Comments

“When the hunter becomes the hunted”- The effects of psychological/ mental pressure

By Munyayiwashe Shumba

“A certain man found his wife with another man in his bedroom. Instead of shouting or beating both of them, he just looked at them and went back to the sitting room. He switched on the television and started watching some gospel videos. The wife and the ‘Boyfriend’ were in panic. The ‘boyfriend’ dressed up and came by the sitting room and said, "Sir I am sorry for sleeping with your wife", and the response he got from the man of the house was,…


Added by Munyayiwashe on September 8, 2015 at 6:02am — No Comments

The Light House of Hill : To Flourish Properly, Needs People Participation and Asset Based Development

Very nice shiny morning. The hills show their natural beauty. Suddenly clouds have come and surrounded the whole area. After ten minutes, clouds have gone and everything gets clearly visible. It seems that the hilly area flourishing itself newly. Very nice moments for the travellers, come from…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on August 30, 2015 at 6:46am — No Comments

Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Young entrepreneurs are taking the baton of sustainable development from community level solutions to globally replicable innovations. Sustainable Development Goals present a renewed opportunity for entrepreneurship to be viewed as an inclusive undertaking, given its multi-dimensional impact.

A young entrepreneur,  Augustin Ekka from Assam earmarked one such success…


Added by Puja on August 25, 2015 at 11:29am — No Comments

Youth Entrepreneurship and Indian Independence Day

Two days between International Day of Youth and Independence Day of India quite feel like a cavity deep down in a seabed from where thoughts, ideas and opportunities bubble to the surface. Doesn’t add up much, does it? Well, if one were to look at the symbolic representation of these days the first celebrates young people and the latter the youthful spirit of independence and the struggle, the glory the nation’s freedom struggle showcased.

“As the world changes with unprecedented…


Added by Puja on August 13, 2015 at 5:44am — No Comments

UN Habitat Youth Innovation and Entrepreneurship Award Last Date 31st July 2015

UN-Habitat and the International Ecological Safety Collaboration Organization (IESCO) supported by China Development Orient Urban Development and Investment Company Limited (“CDB-ORIENT”), a major private sector organization in China have jointly launched a biennial Youth…


Added by Puja on July 8, 2015 at 8:00am — No Comments

Emerging from the Black Hole – the UN’s fight against youth radicalization

21 May 2015 – Djamel was still in high school when he was radicalized.

It was 1991. Algeria’s military had just annulled the country’s general election fearing the establishment of a theocratic state after the Islamic Salvation Front won the first round of voting. As violent protests erupted on the streets, the country steadily descended into civil…


Added by Saji Prelis on May 21, 2015 at 8:29pm — No Comments

Guitars Not Guns: US-Based Programming for At Risk Youth

WASHINGTON (WJLA) – Can strumming a guitar help keep a teen off the streets? That’s the philosophy behind a D.C. nonprofit organization called Guitars not Guns. Guitars not Guns aims to help at-risk youth focus on music instead of street violence. (WJLA).…


Added by anna conn on April 5, 2015 at 12:55am — No Comments

Internet, not a quick fix for an inclusive youth voice..

The most brilliant talk I ever sat through was delivered by Rajkumar, a South Indian youth leader during a conclave last year. He spoke in Tamil, and not many followed his language, but his passion was plain infectious. It left the room full of around 80 people amazed; we all knew it was education he had spoken about, it’s only after translation that we found out it was…


Added by Puja on March 31, 2015 at 4:58am — 1 Comment

7th International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue

The Theme for the 7th International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue is: "The Role of Religions to Build Peace & Security and Transcend Violent Extremism in Africa”. The conference will engage participants in a dynamic experience of faith development as well as challenge them to positively respond to the universal call to holiness. Our world today more than ever before is…


Added by Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba, PhD on January 4, 2015 at 12:48pm — No Comments

From Hunter to Protector: Guerilla Fighter Takes Oath for Peace

by Alicia Clifton on September 5, 2014 for the Common Ground Blog (original source)

“The rebels committed grave abuses in my hometown in March 2013. They killed my…


Added by Saji Prelis on September 5, 2014 at 10:24pm — No Comments

Story of a lady bike rider and women development: Organizers should go to the roots

Every morning one lady bike rider passes me when my bus gets stuck in the jam on the way to my office. She goes ahead to her destination by driving her Scooty easily and naturally on the wide and narrow spaces on the road as like as a man. Every day when I see her I give her a salute and admire her courage because it is Bangladesh, a moderate Islamic country by the constitution, where a big part of the people do not support from their mind to let the women go out from home for working…


Added by Suman Chowdhury Mony on September 2, 2014 at 2:28am — No Comments

Millennials are on the rise in the Middle East — and bring their own agenda

Millennials are set to become a potent force in the…


Added by Saji Prelis on July 2, 2014 at 8:55pm — No Comments

Visual: Treat violence like it’s a contagious disease

Ted Talk: Gary Slutkin

Visual: Treat Violence Like It's a Contagious Disease

Gary Slutkin spent a decade fighting tuberculosis, cholera and AIDS epidemics in Africa. When the physician returned to the United States, he thought he’d…


Added by anna conn on May 27, 2014 at 11:01pm — No Comments

Summer school program

Added by Garba on April 18, 2014 at 12:26pm — 1 Comment

ICT4Gov without “Local Gov”? Shortcomings for Youth Engagement

This post was originally published on Linda Raftree's Blog "Wait...What?"

ICTs are increasingly being looked to as holding great promise for improving participatory governance and citizen engagement. Mobile phones have been a game-changer in this sphere, with nearly seven billion mobile-cellular subscriptions worldwide, including 89% penetration in the…


Added by Daniella Ben-Attar on February 23, 2014 at 10:53pm — No Comments

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