Dr. Mohsen Gul, Technical Lead, Strategic Intelligence Hub, UNDP in Asia and the Pacific Sushil Ram, Youth Development Advisor, Commonwealth Secretariat In Asia-Pacific policy-making’s vast and dynamic terrain, innovation is not just a buzzword but a critical imperative. Policy innovation, in this context, represents the delicate art of crafting strategies that are as adaptable as they are robust …

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by Katerina Panagi Youth empowerment is a concept that has gained significant attention in recent years, and for good reason. The youth, often defined as individuals between the ages of 15 and 29, represent not only the future, but also the driving force of our society; they constitute approximately 16 per cent of the world’s …

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A blog by Layne Robinson   You may be unfamiliar with the term “youth bulge”. The World Bank has defined it as a phenomenon in many developing countries where factors such as reducing infant mortality and high fertility rates have resulted in children and young people outnumbering adults.   It is often discussed within the context …

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by Sukanya Podder, King’s College London, and Terri-Ann Gilbert-Roberts, The Commonwealth Secretariat    This International Youth Day, stakeholders around the world focused on strengthening Green Skills for Youth. This is a critical area for investment given the very real climate crisis facing young people. The climate crisis has encouraged intergenerational conversations, solidarity and commitment between generations, …

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by Bryan Jetem Obaji The declaration of 2023 as the year dedicated to youth-led action for sustainable and inclusive development reminds us that even after 50 years of the Commonwealth Youth Programme, a lot still needs to be done. This is especially true after the Covid-19 pandemic which reawakened our consciousness to new possibilities and …

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Time and money are two important resources that we all use. Emma Akoth a 23-year-old Correspondent from Kenya argues that by making simple changes to our mindsets and habits we can make better use of our money and time. Photo Credit: Canva About Emma: I have a passion in writing motivational youth based articles. I believe …

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Those who work to make the lives of the youth better socially, educationally, economically and politically cannot afford to have their work halted because of the pandemic. That’s the argument presented by Natecia Garraway, a 28-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Guyana. In her rallying cry to youth workers and youth advocates, she encourages them to reorganize …

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As we begin a new year in the hold of a persisting pandemic, there are critical issues that the Commonwealth’s Youth Programme is fighting to keep in the hearts and minds of decision-makers and influencers. One of them is the peace and security of our youth. Twenty-twenty was a tough year for young people, in …

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