Christian Youth and Political Participation

Introduction Let me clarify from the outset what I mean by each of the two key concepts. By Christian youth, I mean any individual who is ‘born again’ in the sense that Jesus meant it in John 3 verse 3 and who is between the ages of 15 and 29. However, I also recognize that …

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Elections 2015: Putting Youth at the centre of Governance in Rivers State, Nigeria

The next election cycle in Nigeria is now full-steam. Individuals across different party lines are positioning themselves to win their party’s nomination to present themselves as candidates for various political offices. The situation is similar across the country. One trend that is however emerging about this election cycle is the use of ethnicity and religion as …

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The Commonwealth Youth Development Index: Any value for youth development?

The Commonwealth Youth Development Index will likely be released next week at the meeting of Commonwealth Youth Ministers holding in Papua New Guinea. Below is a reflective piece prepared by me and Sanyi Emmanuel Sanyi, which is included in the YDI report.  --- The Commonwealth Youth Development Index (YDI) provides a measure of youth development outcomes …

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MDGs and beyond: What’s in a post 2015 agenda for youth?

The Millennium Development goals (MDGs), a set of goals and targets to halve global poverty by 2015 were endorsed in the year 2000. With less than three years to the deadline, the UN’s latest MDG report suggests some developing countries are unlikely to meet the goals (although some progress was recorded in poverty and gender …

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