African Youth Ministers: Gathering for What?

This post was originally published in April 2010. African Union Youth Ministers will be meeting, under the auspices of the Conference of Ministers in charge of youth (COMY), in Victoria Falls next week, precisely April 12-16, to discuss issues of youth development on the continent. Top on the agenda are the creation of a continental …

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Communication, Reporting, Healing and Sexual and Reproductive Health – Thank you!

The year 2013, which comes to an end today, had been a roller coaster – but thank you for all you did to make it so. It started with some interesting discussion regarding ‘communication, advocacy and reporting’ and then moved on the ‘trauma healing’ in the context of conflict and post-conflict reconstruction, healing and reconciliation. …

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Measuring Progress at National and sub-National Levels

This article is a rejoinder to Chukwuma Charles Soludo’s (CCS) ‘how do we measure the performance of state governments?’ published on This Day website on April 15, 2013. The focus of CCS’ article is not only timely, it is also critical to our national development discourse. The subject of the article should in fact concern …

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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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