Yearly Archives: 2012


‘Turning the Tide Together’ AIDS 2012 in retrospect

By | October 11th, 2012|INSPIRE|

It’s been a few weeks since the 19th International AIDS Conference /AIDS 2012/ organized in Washington DC ended. The week long biennial conference is the premier gathering for those working in the field of HIV, as well as policy makers, persons living with HIV and other individuals committed to ending the pandemic. AIDS 2012 present [...]

Kenyan sustainable development Youth activist John Otieno is bidding to become an MP

By | September 24th, 2012|INSPIRE|

Message from John Otieno  - potential Member of Parliament for the Gem Constituency in Kenya. 1) My vision is issue based politics, which is grassroots driven with practical approach to the interventions for justice, equitable distribution of development initiatives and communal access and participation in governance; 2) My value is hinged on my strong conviction [...]

Open letter sent to the AUC on the occasion of International Youth Day 12th August

By | August 17th, 2012|INSPIRE|

  African Union Headquarters P.O. Box 3243 Roosvelt Street (Old Airport Area) W21K19 Addis Ababa Ethiopia 12th August 2012 International Youth Day 2012 “Building a Better World” We, the Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD), which represents thousands of young people active in sustainable development across Africa, wish to celebrate International Youth Day 2012 [...]

With the failure of RIO+20, NAYD Steering Group set up to progress a truly youth-led sustainable road map for Africa.

By | July 21st, 2012|INSPIRE|

Background This initiative comes from members disappointed with the outcomes of Durban (COP 17) and Rio+20 (UN conference on sustainable development). The world's future is left with no agreed road map to sustainability. This obviously has implications for youth and their future. NAYD is about holding hands to support youth-led sustainable development in Africa.  Sustainability [...]

20 solutions for a sustainable world

By | July 17th, 2012|INSPIRE|

The time for statements, petitions and lobbying is over. This is an action plan. We, the youth of the world, are occupying the future we want with these 20 solutions. Our message to governments: you have failed us! You can work with us or be dragged along by us. The world we currently live in [...]

Rio+20 Earth $ummit: How Money in Politics Threatens our Future by Adam Greenberg

By | July 3rd, 2012|INSPIRE|

In case you haven’t heard yet, a massive United Nations conference just been wrapped up in Rio de Janeiro. This Earth Summit, AKA Rio+20, was the largest UN event in history, with 150 Heads of State and 50,000 visitors, including diplomats, journalists, businesspeople, politicians and environmental activists. The mission of this Earth Summit? To save [...]

Rio+20: Wishy-washy Outcome – Samuel Duru

By | July 2nd, 2012|INSPIRE|

In his opening remarks at Rio+20, Mr. Ban Ki-moon said: "Let me be frank: Our efforts have not lived up to the measure of the challenge," adding that "nature does not wait," "nature does not negotiate with human beings." And quite frankly, he was right after all, considering the outcome of the conference. Rio+20, the [...]

Egyptian are free! – Abeer Rabei

By | June 27th, 2012|INSPIRE|

Dear Nayd members. I would like to share with you the momentous moments we are living in Egypt. It is the first time to have elected president and for the first time he succeeded by 51% not 99.9 as before. Regardless that the elected president is from Muslim brotherhood, the Egyptians was practicing their preferences [...]

NAYD – Climate Change Information: Climate Change Impacts on Communities in Africa

By | May 29th, 2012|Uncategorized|

NAYD - Climate Change Information: Climate Change Impacts on Communities in Africa: Erratic rainfall patterns, prolonged droughts and floods have become way too common in Kenya and in other parts of the world. In 2011, the w...

NAYD South Africa: For a New Prototype of Cleaner, Greener Developmen…

By | May 28th, 2012|Uncategorized|

NAYD South Africa: For a New Prototype of Cleaner, Greener Developmen...: “The future is today…because somewhere on Earth, it is already tomorrow.” –  The Future Book The UN Conference on Sustainable Developm...