A short bio about yourself My name is Joseph Adeyemi. I am 28 years old, Nigerian by birth and British by nationality. I hold a degree in financial economics – covering investment banking, micro- and macro-economics, and development economics. My professional background is in technology – I have worked in cloud technology, SaaS, and GenAI, …

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Photo credit: Shelley Addison-Bell by Shelley Addison-Bell, Communications and Brand Lead, Ocean Youth Working Group The waves of change are being led by youth all around the world who are echoing the urgent call for action against the climate crisis. The Ocean Youth Working Group of the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network (CYCN) hosted a …

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by Ewura Adwoa Larbi June 7 is Green Ghana Day, an initiative that takes place annually, two days after World Environment Day. Commonwealth Correspondent Ewura Adwoa Larbi believes that given the current Climate Crisis, planting trees is one of the best time capsules for progeny. She is however concerned because in Ghana, in the face …

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Are you an environmentalist looking for an exciting consultancy opportunity? The Commonwealth Secretariat is seeking to recruit someone to support the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network. Learn more about the role here. Applications may be submitted here. The deadline for applications is June 14, 2024.

by Chimaobi Omeye Eight years ago, I authored an article assessing the first year of former President Muhammadu Buhari’s tenure, titled “A Year of Sorrow or Positive Change?” and after eight years, some consider Buhari’s government to be the worst in the history of the West African country. As a patriotic Nigerian, I feel obligated …

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by Ruhamah Ifere Insecurity issues have bedeviled a country where peace formerly reigned supreme. A land that flowed with milk and honey now flows with the blood of innocent citizens, whose lives have been taken unjustly. The novel corona virus (Covid-19) in 2020 not only disrupted, but also brought to fore the issues that border …

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by Ruth-Ann Briscoe This year, we need to be attending way more music festivals and events just because! The first stop so far was Earth Hour Ja, at Hope Gardens, Jamaica, which is an annual event hosted by the Esirom Foundation. Originally put on by the World Wildlife Fund, the purpose is to encourage people, …

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by Lillian Efobi Investing in quality education for all, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or socio-economic background, must remain a top priority for all Commonwealth nations, for quality education is cornerstone of progress, and our collective future depends on harnessing its transformative power. Nigerian Minister of Education, Professor Tahir Mamman Investment in education isn’t confined to …

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A short bio I am Nicole Babirye, a 16-year-old student from Kampala, Uganda. I am the Vice President of Climate Action. I am passionate about climate change, STEM, and politics and their impact on African countries. Tell us a little about your event/project ( how it came about, the number of young people who benefited …

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