We’re standing on a precipice, a few feet away from diminishing returns due to decades of unsustainable tourism management writes 27-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent Renice Medford from Christ Church, Barbados. Yet, right in front of us is a huge opportunity for tourism profit. Do we go ahead and invest, or take two steps back to find …

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Wildlife is disappearing at an alarming rate, writes Daniel Olajuyigbe, a 17-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Ekiti State, Nigeria. With many species on the brink of extinction, he is calling on young people to get involved in wildlife conservation. Between 2007 and 2014, Africa’s Savannah elephant population declined by a staggering 30 per cent, according to the Great …

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“True, I am young, but for souls nobly born, valour doesn’t await the passing of years “– this quote from Pierre Corneille is true of Galabuzi Brian Kakembo. At just 25 years, this Ugandan innovator and social entrepreneur will go down in history as the regional finalist for Africa and Europe, and the overall winner of Commonwealth Youth Awards for 2020. The young …

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Lalita Gopaul, one of the 2020 Commonwealth Youth Awards finalists, does not mind getting some dirt under her fingernails. As founder and CEO of Eco Club in the Guyana, she is passionate about educating young people about environmental conservation and protection. Promise Forsuh, a 23-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Bamenda, Cameroon, caught up with the eco-warrior to …

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Joshua Ebin from Nigeria was one 16 finalists for this year’s Commonwealth Youth Awards. The 29-year-old is the co-founder of Jumela Ltd., an agro-technology venture that specializes in the production of plant-based compost for crop farmers in Nigeria. Jumela also tackles poor food waste management, pollution problems and low agricultural yield in Africa. Sola Abe, …

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Rinesh Sharma is turning obstacles into opportunities by farming in under-utilised spaces around Lautoka City in Fiji. One of the 16 finalists of this year’s Commonwealth Youth Awards, Rinesh is the founder of Smart Farms Fiji, an initiative that aims to provide a sustainable food production system by growing fruits and vegetables in a controlled …

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Can any good come from a global pandemic that has devastated economies, crippled the health sector, left more than 380,000 dead and thrown millions into poverty? Erandi Thanippuliarachchi, a 27-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Sri Lanka, looks at some of the silver linings coming out of COVID-19 in her home country, including an initiative cultivate paddy …

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