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How We Can Excite Youth By Using ICT in Agriculture

About six years ago, I was in Uganda as part of a team undertaking an agriculture policy assessment. One of the more interesting sound bites regarding agriculture was how many young people generically characterized farming as “digging” and that they’d rather earn enough to eat each day in almost any other way than digging. Two points stood out for me, and still do, in these declarations if we are to attract youth to and motivate them to stay in agriculture. Farming has to be more than digging. The time horizon has to lengthen beyond today.

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Colab m: WhyDev and Monash have your mentoring bases covered

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World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016 competition finalists announced

Education systems around the world are failing to provide young people with the skills they need to fully realize their potential. The challenges are numerous and complex. If you could solve one educational challenge faced by young people, what would it be?  

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Power in pivoting with Jacob Lief of Ubuntu Education Fund

Akash Ghai interviews Jacob Lief, who explains why he set up Ubuntu – and how pivoting from the money trail has allowed for a greater impact. The post Power in pivoting with Jacob Lief of Ubuntu Education Fund appeared first on WhyDev Blog.

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World Bank Group Youth Summit 2016: Rethinking education for the new millennium

Education gives people the skills and tools they need to navigate the world and is crucial to the overall development of an individual and society at large. According to the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), every additional year of education can increase a person’s future income by an average of 10 percent in developing, low-income countries.

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Youth and peacebuilding one act at a time

Aristotle once said “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference,” and what a difference a group of young Lebanese men and women are making to advocate for peace to make a difference! Their ages range between 16 to 25 years old. They are poor and unemployed. They once fought each other, literally, in their sectarian-divided Lebanese city of Tripoli.

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Viewing alcohol warning advertising reduces urges to drink in young adults: an online…

Tobacco counter-advertising is effective at promoting smoking cessation.

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WHO | Engaging young people in the prevention of noncommunicable diseases

WHO Bulletin article published in July 2016. Source: WHO | Engaging young people in the prevention of noncommunicable diseases

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A Giving Story: Empowering Youth Voices

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Youth’s passion and ingenuity bring inspiration and hope for the future

Meet Dominique, Fionah, Jeremiah, Mercy, and Stephen: five winners of the 2016 Blog4Dev.  They are from Kenya, Rwanda and Uganda, and represent Africa’s brightest minds and change agents.

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Combination Social Protection for Reducing HIV-Risk Behavior Among Adolescents in South Africa

Background: Social protection (ie, cash transfers, free schools, parental support) has potential for adolescent HIV prevention.

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Participatory mapping in low-resource settings: Three novel methods used to engage Kenyan youth…

10.1080/17441692.2016.1170178<br/>Eric P.

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Urban youth and photovoice: Visual ethnography in action

10.1080/17441692.2016.1169308<br/>Jennifer A.

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Bringing the voices of 10 million girls to the UN Commission on the Status of Women

Girl Guide leader Hannah Woodward tells of her experience attending the 60th Session of the Commission on the Status of Women in New York. The post Bringing the voices of 10 million girls to the UN Commission on the Status of Women appeared first on WhyDev.

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