Tag: global action

Leap Africa on how to drive youth engagement for global action

The United Nations says this year’s International Youth Day celebration seeks to highlight the ways in which the engagement of young people can enrich national and multilateral institutions and processes, as well as draw lessons on how their representation and engagement in formal institutional politics can be significantly enhanced. Femi Taiwo, Executive Director of Leap Africa joins CNBC Africa to discuss the role of the youth in development.

Here’s how African youths are bracing themselves for UN-endorsed “Decade of Action for Global Goals”

Yesterday the United Nations (UN) announced that 2020 to 2030 is declared the "Decade of Action for Global Goals". Last year the UN Secretary General called on all sectors of society to mobilize on three levels; global action, local action and people action, the latter including civil society, the media, private sector, unions, academia and of course, Youth. Natalie Robi Tingo represents a panel of youth that's launching today in response to this call. 12 young activists from 12 countries around the world are pledging to rally and mobilize. Kenyan Activist and only member of East Africa, Natalie Robi Tingo joins CNBC Africa for more.
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