All posts tagged with: development

Reasons why there is poverty in ZAMBIA

Posted July 1, 2014 no picture Alick Akileys

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My name is Alick. I am 17 years old and I come from Lusaka, Zambia. Here are some of the reasons I think Zambia is in poverty.................... Politicians/Leaders: The quality of leaders we continue to elect leaves much to be desired. Even in the business world, executives in Zambia continue to hire and promote their own in the organizations. This sidelines the most talented and leaves the mediocre to be the main decision-makers. The moment Zambia gives up the selfish way...


Youth & Community Theatre for Development

Posted June 24, 2014 no picture CallieKGpost2015

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Yesterday morning, on 23 June at UNICEF NYHQ, there was a feature on “Community Theatre in Achieving Results for Children” that was part of UNICEF’s 2014 Spotlight series on Communication for Development (C4D) Innovations for Equity. This feature facilitated a panel discussion on how Community Theatre can be an effective platform for youth to identify, validate, solve, and express personal, social, or political issues critical to their lives and experiences. There were quite...


Indigenous people have rights too

Posted March 27, 2014 no picture Achmad

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Rights should be respected and honored by another person. Most rights harbored by indigenous people are marginalized because in many cases, they are different with the other people. This is the wrong perception because they are alike. Indigenous people are, perhaps, meant as tribal community who have a close relation to their original lands or nature. This definition is almost false, and the proper meaning of indigenous people are descendants of the original people before their lands were occupi...


Youth Unemployment: Kenyan intervention

Posted March 5, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Of late, I have been deeply interested in two fundamental development issues in my country; one of them is the commitment of my government to addressing youth unemployment and the other is in conventional development approaches, especially on their effectiveness and whether there is need for us to shift to other more innovative models like say, cash transfer or social entrepreneurship. A policy analyst who I respect a lot named Kwame Owino once said that our government had a la...


Voices for youth Vs Voices of Youth

Posted February 16, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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Should we participate for the sake of participation or should it be because we have something very key to say? Are the issues we are raising any different from what the older generation is raising? Do we need to be involved if what we are raising similar to what is being raised by them? The recent clamor for youth participation can almost be compared to the fight for women involvement in influencing development during the 19th century. Young people are coming out in large numbe...


Find Out Your Passion!

Posted February 15, 2014 Avatar Emilia Siahaan

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  • Age 20

Youth around the world must have so many likes and dislikes. Moreover, youth go through a phase when young people have so many ideas and have great power. However, this is also a phase when so many young people confuse themselves in what field they fit the most in. Finally, the bad impacts that come from this condition appear. Young people often do and learn something. They rarely put their best and make it until the finish line. They often feel stressed if a problem arises and the...


If I was Ban Ki-moon for a month.

Posted February 10, 2014 no picture Kwoba @H_Kwoba

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If I was Ban for a month, my key priorities would be to eradicate global hunger and extreme poverty, end all brutal killings associated with power and politics and then hold dialogue with terrorists; try and understand what their deal is and find a way of ending their unacceptable behaviors. So if suddenly I found myself at the helm of the United Nations with all the power and influence that come with being the UNSG (United Nations Secretary General), I would make sure the above me...


Let’s just face the facts… The world is a depressing place

Posted January 8, 2014 Avatar Francisca Lily

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Before I begin my day/work, I just had to write this post. I want the world to read this! I am seriously questioning this world I live in now. I watched the news this morning and nothing was positive! This morning I have heard: - Indian slums being destroyed and no significant effort for those to be rehoused. - Helicopter crash - Weapons and war - Poverty and inequality - Effects of climate change - Injustice to our health - Homelessness in New York (2...


Diversity Blessings

Posted January 3, 2014 Avatar Shireen Mohammed

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The idea of diversity is like any other idea because it has a good side and a bad side. In each country that has diverse people it could be a source of problems but it might also be a healthy thing. From my last visit to Indonesia, I noticed that this Islamic country is very proud of its diversity and focuses on the culture and traditions as a special thing that they are gifted with. They believe in preventing and keeping their traditions which was obvious when they held the last W...


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