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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

By | March 28th, 2017|IN CONVERSATION WITH, INSPIRE|

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 towhttp://nayd.kwaje.com/wp-admin/post-new.phpards 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 (https://civiclaboratory.nl/), 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 tohttp://nayd.kwaje.com/wp-admin/post-new.php public discourse, and working in the media definitely helped me develop more avenues for contributing to larger [...]

In Conversation with Tim Dobermann

By | October 18th, 2016|IN CONVERSATION WITH, INSPIRE, Uncategorized|

Energy for Sustainable Development Tim Dobermann What kind of work do you do? By training, I am a development economist. I look at policies which can help a country grow, taking into account the specific context. My time has been spent in developing Asia, working together with the government in Myanmar on various [...]

In Conversation with Dr. Liam Swiss

By | October 1st, 2016|IN CONVERSATION WITH, INSPIRE|

  Foreign Aid in the post-2015 Development Phase What kind of work do you do? I am a sociologist of development. I study processes of globalization and social change with a focus on foreign aid/development assistance and gender in politics. Previously, I worked for the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) on Canada’s aid programs to [...]

In Conversation with Taye Balogun

By | August 14th, 2016|IN CONVERSATION WITH, INSPIRE|

Music for Activism What inspires your work? My work is inspired by my life’s experience, other people’s life experiences, the good and bad influences through social interaction, critical thinking and cultural values. What’s the place of art in civic engagement? Absolutely! Art always gives room to think, create and implement. An art piece will earn [...]

In Conversation with Alvin Nyika

By | July 23rd, 2016|IN CONVERSATION WITH, INSPIRE|

Social Entrepreneurship for the African Youth    What inspires your work? In life we are what we are because either God or other people made a sacrifice for us to be where we are today. This is what makes me get inspired everyday because other people have also scarified for me to be where l [...]