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Key steps to realize Demographic Dividend in Africa

By Blessing Mukanwa The subject of harnessing demographic dividend is getting attention in Africa. Experts agree that demographic dividend is a reality with African Union Commission estimating over 60% of the total African population to be under the age of 24. The...

Agenda 2063: The future young people we want

African Union adopted Agenda 2063 as a roadmap for continental development. Enshrined in the agenda are seven aspirations expressed by the people of Africa regarding the Africa they want. Of great interest is the youth engagement drive highlighted in Aspiration 6...

Waithood: The new life stage for African youth?

By Blessing Mukanwa Young people are regarded as the future of any nation. On countless occasions, they have been referred to as Africa’s greatest resource. With the current African youth population of 226 million and expected to increase by 42% by 2030 (UN Population...

Youth and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

The world is now home to the largest generation of young people the world has ever known. They have raised their voices in the request for education, jobs, and meaningful participation in decision making. Never before have young people shown such great enthusiasm and...