by Alphonse Akouyu Recently, I was invited to reflect on ‘Why Community Initiatives Fail’ with a diverse group of youth who are nursing dreams of becoming game changers in their communities. Harboring any ambition of trying to bring about hope and transformation in any place which can be associated with the word ‘community’, is extremely …

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by Lillian Efobi Education is a human right, a public good and a public responsibility. In December 2018, January 24th was announced by the United Nations General Assembly as the International Day of Education. The adoption was meant to be a declaration of the role that education plays in peace and development.  Subsequently, this day has …

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by Ewura Adwoa Larbi February 2 is World Wetlands Day. Picture a world where 96.5 per cent of the Earth’s surface is filled with ocean water and there is no buffer between the dry land and this behemoth. Floods would bombard every land and life on land would look dystopic. What are Wetlands? This is …

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by Chevaughn Brown, Membership Lead at the Commonwealth Youth Climate Change Network. Entering the COP28 venue in Dubai, there is a line of flags on either side of you. They each represent a country. Some are nearby, and some are clear across the world. Big and small, developing and developed, they have all experienced the …

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by Duncan Gaswaga In an historic moment at COP28, His Majesty King Charles III delivered a compelling address that resonated with urgency and conviction in the global fight against climate change. The monarch, known for his unwavering commitment to environmental causes, outlined a visionary path forward emphasizing the need for collaborative efforts to address the …

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by Duncan Gaswaga As the global community gears up for the COP28, the Conference of Parties stands at the forefront of international efforts to combat climate change. COP, an annual gathering of nations committed to addressing environmental challenges, plays a pivotal role in shaping policies and agreements aimed at mitigating the impacts of climate change. …

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by Kiyara Manaka Matambanadzo Africa has been trying to catch up with the rest of the world for so long. After decades of war and colonialism, there has been a scramble to bring Africa, particularly the rural areas, into an age of rapid industrialization. But what if Africa’s leaders are missing out on one key …

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by Archibong Bassey Imagine a world where everyone is peaceful and healthy, no one lacks food, clothing, or shelter, children get quality education, conflicts are resolved peacefully, and war is rare. Sound like a fantasy right? Given the world’s glaring conflicts, and worsening health inequities, one may wonder, are we ever close to achieving a …

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