On 21st and 22nd July 2014, The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS) convened the 2nd annual youth dialogue on elections and governance. The dialogues brought together 103 participants from 38 African countries. Its aim was to bring together young Africans to interrogate current levels of youth involvement in electoral and governance processes. The dialogues [...]
Involving The Youth in the Post-2015 Development Agenda with a focus on SRHR Advocates at the Grassroots Level.
By Catherine Nyambura The Post-2015 development agenda with its broad inputs opens access and inclusion. The Millennium Development Goals were established following the Millennium Summit of the United Nations in 2000. By 2015, the time frame to reach the targets set will run out. Since adoption of MDGs in 2000, young people have been working [...]
A Summary: The 2nd Mandela Institute Development Studies Annual African Youth Dialogue On Elections And Governance In Africa.
By Grace Mageka Mandela Institute Development Studies (MINDS) is a 3 years old institute that was launched in Addis Ababa in 2012 and it has made profound changes. Professor Nkosana Moyo the founder and Executive Director says MINDS was launched because the African continent has been under-performing since the gain of independence therefore the need to create [...]
Judyannet By Judyannet Muchiri, Editor NAYD. 100 days today 276 girls were forcefully taken from their school in Nigeria. What followed is an uproar from people across the globe both on the ground and online in which has come to be famously known by #BringBackOurGirls. People went online with placards sending bold messages to [...]
By Catherine Nyambura Girls should not get an education, employment opportunities or a chance at a better life because they are lucky. Their rights should not be respected because one has no option. Girls should not be seen as an opportunity for their families to get money, pay off their debt or to be used [...]
Youth without Borders Association is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2011 by a group of Youth and for Youth, which aim to develop associative culture, the spirit of volunteering, participation and Citizenship among young people. YWB work to initiate the different categories of people, especially youth and women, to the democratic exercise, through a [...]
By Catherine Nyambura. The biggest challenge to adolescent sexuality and reproductive health is the lack of access to information and services, a problem that has been bred by attitudes, myths and complacency that surround reproductive health in the society. The attitudes and myths on sexuality have made it difficult for educators to teach about sexuality [...]
Today Stephen Machua https://twitter.com/StephenMachua hosted the first ever NAYD Twitter chat on Social Entrepreneurship and the perceptions the youth have. To start with what does Social Entrepreneurship mean? Do the young people really understand what it means? At the same time are some young people already doing it without really ‘labeling’ it is as social entrepreneurship? [...]
This month we are celebrating the HAC organization that works in Ghana to ensure an Africa with strong confident youth characterized by active community engagement and a commitment to achieve both collective and personal aspirations. Help The African Child works mainly with vulnerable children in the community in terms of poverty, malnutrition, child labour, slavery, [...]