Young people make up more than half of Fiji’s population – but they are mostly excluded from policy formulation and decision-making. Broderick John Mervyn, one of this year’s Commonwealth Youth Awards finalists, is working to change that through his initiative Ignite4Change. Oghenekevwe Oghenechovwen, a 21-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Warri in Nigeria, spoke to Broderick about …

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The Commonwealth Secretariat is hosting a new webinar series for young people to have a louder voice in policy decisions affecting them. The announcement comes after both the Commonwealth Youth Forum and Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) were postponed due to COVID-19. Engaging young people The series aims to engage young people from the …

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Education and skills-building have been among the first casualties of the coronavirus pandemic. As social distancing continues to challenge training and learning, and with unemployment at an all-time high, 28-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent Sherita Sharma from Suva, Fiji, explores what opportunities young people have for skills-building both during and after COVID-19. Investing in youth by building …

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In this COVID-19 era, skills and personal development training are now being delivered on digital platforms, leaving behind those without access to the internet. Ariana Joseph, 20-year-old Commonwealth Correspondent from Antigua and Barbuda argues that now is the time to make this technology available to those who can’t afford it. When we consider that young …

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