Youth Challenge Internatio​nal Scholarshi​ps: Apply for Volunteer Opportunit​y!

Do Something That Matters: 10 YCI Scholarships Released Youth Challenge International (YCI), one of Canada’s leading youth development organizations, is looking to award 10 exceptional youth (18 – 35) with either a $1,700 scholarship towards participation in our 8-week volunteer placement in Tanzania or a $1,000 scholarship towards participation in our 4-week volunteer placement in …

‘MDGs in Africa’ Nominates 5 Brilliant Young Africans for United Nations Youth Group

By Biodun Awosusi We are really glad to nominate five brilliant young people from the network to be part of the Youth Advocacy Group for Education First, the UN Secretary-General’s Global Initiative on Education. These are dynamic young Africans working to increase access to education, improve the quality of education and foster global citizenship. They …

Google Student Ambassador Joins ‘MDGs in Africa’ Team

 By Biodun Awosusi                                      Tayo Fagbohun, Google Student AmbassadorIn a bid to boost the advocacy efforts of 'MDGs in Africa' though social media, I am excited to announce Tayo Fagbohun, a Google Student Ambassador as Social Media Director for the group. He will be spreading the word about our advocacy efforts on social networks.Here is his …

Apply for YALDA International Conference 2012 on Innovation for a Better Africa

YALDA is Youth Alliance for Leadership and Development in Africa. Kalaya Okereke is the Chairperson of YALDA International Conference 2012. This is her message to young people who may be interested in attending the conference: This year’s conference promises to be an engaging and dynamic experience.  YALDA is honoured to host the 4th Biennial Youth …

Apply for Adopt a Negotiator Fellowship for Young People

 Adopt a Negotiator  We have a number of fellowships available for talented young people (ages 18 – 30) who are willing to actively contribute to Adopt a Negotiator between now and the end of the 2012, including attending the Doha Climate Change Conference this November. BACKGROUND  Adopt a Negotiator (AaN) is a project of the …

How Partnership with Young People can Create a Better World

On August 12, the International Youth Day is celebrated every year. The 2012 theme was "Building a Better World: Partnering with Youth". The United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon says 'to unleash the power of young people, we need to partner with them.". This is very true. Young people have enormous capacities to be …

How I got the invitation for the Women Deliver Conference (Malaysia 2013) -Foluso Ajani

This is excerpt of an e-terview we had with Dr Foluso Ajani, an advocate for maternal and reproductive health rights. She is passionate about efforts to reduce maternal health. In this short piece, she shares with us how she got the invitation for the Women Deliver Conference in Malaysia and the ‘Refer and Reward Scheme’ …