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Demographic Dividend

Unleashing Africa's Full Potential

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 12.02.2016 | Home
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Kenya's President Uhuru Kenyatta nominated Amina Mohamed for the position of African Union Commission chair. Photo: East African Africa, the cradle o...

Jobs Are Crucial For Peace And Stem Radicalization And Violent Extremism In Kenya

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 09.20.2016 | Home
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

Kenya has the largest number of jobless youth in East Africa, putting a strain on the economy's growth and also threatening peace and security when hopeless youth gravitate towards violent extremist groups.

Youth key to the success of the SDGs in Kenya

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 08.15.2016 | Home
Siddharth Chatterjee

Elected national Children's Government of Kenya for 2016. Photo credit: UNICEF Kenya\2016\Gakuo. Co-authored with Werner Schultink, UNICEF, Kenya ...

Promise Not Peril: Can Investing in Health Deter Violent Extremism?

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 03.27.2016 | Home
Siddharth Chatterjee

The concept of "health as a bridge for peace" may be resonating in this county, which has seen the scourge of internecine conflicts and cross border attacks.

India's Youth -- A Blessing or a Curse

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 03.01.2017 | Home
Siddharth Chatterjee

By 2020, the average age in India will be 29 and it is set to become the world's youngest country with 64 percent of its population in the working age group.

Women's Empowerment Will Accelerate Kenya's Economic Prosperity

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 01.28.2017 | Home
Ambassador Amina Mohamed

With over 70 percent of Kenyans aged below 30, we are at the cusp of a demographic dividend. For this dividend to become a reality, Kenya will have to surmount some formidable challenges, none more exigent than the empowerment of its women.

Revolutionizing Better Health for 'Every Women Every Child'

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 12.05.2016 | Impact
Siddharth Chatterjee

Kenya is one of the countries where maternal health is still lagging far behind. Kenya has a tremendous opportunity to do even more to help women and children have better healthcare, and so improve their lives.

With Kenya's Youth, The Future Is Here: Invest to Reap Demographic Benefits

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 08.20.2016 | Home
Siddharth Chatterjee

Kenya, is at the cusp of a "demographic dividend," which could transmute Kenya's fortunes in the first half of the 21st century -- but only if the country takes the right steps towards investing in the current youthful population.

Reaping the Demographic Dividend: My Stroll With Under-Secretary-General Babatunde Osotimehin

Ebenezar Wikina | Posted 07.09.2016 | Impact
Ebenezar Wikina

In course of the 25th anniversary of the World Economic Forum on Africa which held in Cape Town 3rd-5th of June 2015, I was lucky to secure a one-on-one with the Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA), Under-Secretary-General Babatunde Osotimehin.

Securing the Future With Youth Reproductive Health

John Seager | Posted 02.15.2015 | Impact
John Seager

Without the ability to control when and how to have a family, young people won't be able to drive the economic and social progress needed to secure a prosperous future for our planet and its inhabitants.

Reimagine the Future: The Power of 1.8 Million Young People

Katja Iversen | Posted 01.20.2015 | Impact
Katja Iversen

I have said it before, and I will say it again: Young people are not only the future, they are very much the present. And they are the ones who will define the world as we know it and as we want it.

A Dividend That Might Be Missed

Dr. Orin Levine | Posted 09.11.2012 | Impact
Dr. Orin Levine

By accelerating the demographic transition and shifting dependency ratios, it turns out that investing in family planning can also be a solid investment producing dividends for years to come.