Yearly Archives: 2012


NAYD – Climate Change Information: From Platform to Gateway: where do we stand now as…

By | December 21st, 2012|INSPIRE|

NAYD - Climate Change Information: From Platform to Gateway: where do we stand now as...: It was yet another convergence of the world’s environmental leaders and stakeholders for talks and negotiations on the global climate mis...

Change Starts With Us…

By | December 16th, 2012|INSPIRE|

Change starts with us; we will manage our inheritance say young activists at the Club of Rome’s Change Course Conference Young activists and thinkers from round the world at the Club of Rome’s ‘Change Course Conference’ gave a clear message to today’s politicians and policy makers: “We are ready to change the course of history. [...]

African Youths at the Change-Course-Conference in Winterthur

By | December 5th, 2012|INSPIRE|

The world’s and indeed Africa’s state is challenging - the volatile economic climate continues to define the environment in which we work - the planetary ecosystems continue to fail - hundreds of millions of young people will look for jobs in the coming decade - and we are well aware. It is only humans who [...]

Congo Leadership Initiative

By | December 4th, 2012|INSPIRE|

  Greetings! My name is Nathaniel Houghton and I am the Founder and CEO of the Congo Leadership Initiative. It is my pleasure to connect with NAYD and its supporters. I hope to begin a discussion of our shared goal: empowering a new generation of African leaders to create real social change. The Congo Leadership [...]

2013 Commonwealth Essay Competition now open for entries!

By | December 2nd, 2012|INSPIRE|

Are you a writer? Are you interested in the world around you? Do you want your voice to be heard by others? If so, the Commonwealth Essay Competition is definitely for you. We encourage you to be creative in your response to our topics. You can submit a poem, letter, article, story, essay or even [...]

The PAAJAF Foundation (Ghana)

By | December 2nd, 2012|INSPIRE|

The PAAJAF Foundation (Providing Adolescents & Adults with Jobs for Advancement in Future) was established in 2007 and is based in Ghana is a Registered NGO and supported by United Nations Volunteers. We aim to serve underprivileged children, women, and youth by providing them with basic necessities and facilities such as food, shelter, and clothing, [...]

Respect Us! Give Us Opportunity, Not Charity – Gaston Kwa

By | December 2nd, 2012|INSPIRE, Uncategorized|

Fighting HIV/AIDS and other diseases like malaria is one the Millennium Development Goals(MDGs) voted by the United Nation’s in the year 2000. Given that this fight seems to be slowing down and that more than 5% of Cameroonians are living with HIV/AIDS-60% of which are women and 40% falling in the youths category-there is a [...]

World Aids Day from an African perspective

By | December 1st, 2012|INSPIRE|

AIDS has claimed thirty million lives, most of them from the global south. Africa carries the highest burden. Of the 34 million PLHIV in the world, 23.5 million of them live in sub-Saharan Africa. 15 million children have been orphaned by the pandemic. Beyond these figures are human faces, human stories and human sufferings. AIDS [...]

African Youth – fulfilling the potential

By | November 24th, 2012|INSPIRE|

the MO IBRAHIM Governance Award and Forum in Dakar, SENEGAL We came from different backgrounds, from different parts of Africa, but all with one goal - to change the continent, to improve our society, and for our voices to be heard! We are the restless youth.  I was delighted to be chosen as a youth communicator at the above event by [...]

By | November 13th, 2012|INSPIRE|

The just concluded free, fair and peaceful presidential elections in the US has aroused strong emotions and raised questions on the state of leadership, governance, public service, and elections in Africa. Let’s step away from wishful thinking and blind optimism, and be realistic! Politicians respond to issues that will help them get elected or re-elected [...]