Challenges of Education and Health Delivery in Ghana

By | February 24th, 2018|IN CONVERSATION WITH|

Dr Frederick Amonoo - Ghana Country Focal Point Please introduce yourself? I am Dr. Frederick Amonoo, NAYD’s Ghana CFP. I will be talking to you on the 'Challenges of Education and Health Delivery in Ghana' What would you say is the biggest challenge facing education in Ghana? The biggest problem is the nature [...]

In Conversation with Ingo Ritz

By | December 18th, 2017|IN CONVERSATION WITH|

Using a Global Civil Society Network to Support Agenda 2030 This September marks 2 years of SDGs; on a scale of 1-10 how would you rate the implementation of the SDGs? The implementation of the SDGs is very slow. There are only 15 years to implement the Agenda 2030 and almost two years have passed [...]

In Conversation with Petrider Paul

By | July 15th, 2017|IN CONVERSATION WITH|

Defending Girls’ and Young Women’s Rights: What’s the take?  What kind of work do you do? I am an advocate of Girls’ Rights; I work to empower Gender-Based Violence survivors to champion for change in their communities so that they can be part of policy and political debates inclusive of decision making. Petrider Paul [...]

In Conversation with Sheripher Dinala

By | June 6th, 2017|IN CONVERSATION WITH|

Young Women as Active Agents of Social Change Sheripher Dinala What kind of work do you do? My work is mostly centered on young women and girls’ empowerment. I work with women and men of all ages. My goal is to make sure that young women and girls are empowered to make informed decisions [...]

In Conversation with Nelson Kwaje

By | April 28th, 2017|IN CONVERSATION WITH|

Digital Skills & Youth in Africa What kind of work do you do? I use three words to describe what I do: People, Technology, and Transformation. My day to day job is very diverse and engaging; most of the time I am on my laptop corresponding with team members and coordinating projects. Aside from that, I [...]

NAYD’S 10th Birthday


NAYD was 10 years old on 27th March 2017. Quoting from the first INSPIRE magazine 'In March 2007, precisely on the 27th and 28th, some thirty youths from different youth led programmes around Africa met in Cameroon to lay the ground work for the Network of African Youths for Development (NAYD). The idea behind NAYD [...]

In Conversation with Patson Malisa

By | January 23rd, 2017|IN CONVERSATION WITH, INSPIRE|

Ubuntu & cooperation tow development in Africa Patson Malisa is a Diplomacy Advocate, Thought Leader, Executive and Facilitator. He has served in national and continental youth platforms since the age of 18, advocating the convening of government and civil society to the dialogue forum for the advancing of policy for the Upliftment of youth. He serves [...]

In Conversation with Dr. Max Liboiron

By | January 23rd, 2017|IN CONVERSATION WITH, INSPIRE|

Community Engagement for Social Change What kind of work do you do? I’m an activist and academic, so I do a lot of my social change work through research and teaching. I run a feminist biology and technology laboratory (, where we infuse everything we do, from choosing research projects to building scientific instruments, with [...]

In Conversation with Hamzat Lawal

By | December 15th, 2016|IN CONVERSATION WITH, INSPIRE|

Citizen-led Accountability   What kind of work do you do? We empower marginalized communities through access to information by getting them aware and more informed about government policies and budget. We see a gap between the government and the people and work to breach the gap. Though the work is not easy or fun, we [...]

In Conversation with Zaren Healey White

By | November 16th, 2016|IN CONVERSATION WITH, INSPIRE|

What kind of work do you do? Zaren Healey White I’m currently working at Memorial and before that I worked in local news media in St. John’s. I’ve always been passionate about writing and contributing to public discourse, and working in the media definitely helped me develop more avenues for contributing to larger [...]