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Youth Bulge

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

Ambassador Amina Mohamed | Posted 09.20.2016 | World
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.

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

Siddharth Chatterjee | Posted 03.27.2016 | World
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 02.29.2016 | World
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.

Countering Violent Extremism -- Put Youth at the Center of the Narrative

Erik Solheim | Posted 05.14.2016 | World
Erik Solheim

Kenya is preparing to host a summit to counter violent extremism in June 2015. A timely and vital initiative by a country reeling from tragic terror attacks.

Jobs for Youth: A Winning Strategy to End Global Poverty

Bill Reese | Posted 12.08.2014 | Impact
Bill Reese

The world's young people -- both this generation and the next -- will face a truly stark reality unless a far higher level of attention, resources, and commitment to action is mustered to combat rising youth unemployment.

Measuring the Wellbeing of Young People: A Real Step Forward

Bill Reese | Posted 06.14.2014 | Impact
Bill Reese

"You can't manage what you can't measure," says the CEO of Hilton Worldwide, Chris Nassetta. And he should know. His company is a leader in the travel...

Meeting Goals to End Extreme Poverty Is Possible -- But Only When We Focus on Jobs, Jobs and Jobs

Bill Reese | Posted 09.18.2013 | Impact
Bill Reese

We simply cannot eradicate extreme poverty without embracing broad-based and inclusive economic growth that directly focuses on youth and jobs. Here's why.

Stanford AMENDS: Connecting Youth Leaders from MENA and the United States

Yassamin Ansari | Posted 06.19.2013 | College
Yassamin Ansari

AMENDS' vision was to bring together the most proactive and passionate change agents from across the Middle East, North Africa, and the United States to learn from each other, connect with global leaders and resources, and share, through TED-style talks, their ideas and initiatives.

Azerbaijan's Innovative Solution to Global Unemployed Muslim Youth

Azeem Ibrahim | Posted 01.29.2012 | World
Azeem Ibrahim

The work of young entrepreneurs in Azerbaijan is off to a promising start and offers a fine example for young Muslims to emulate all over the developing world.

Bananas: The Seeds of Hope Find Fertile Ground on a Zambian Banana Plantation

Anne Goddard | Posted 10.04.2011 | Impact
Anne Goddard

The youth of Chongwe offer an instructive story - not just one of self-sufficiency and innovation, but of sowing the seeds of opportunity and growing them into the fruits of hope. The kind that can change lives. For good.

Unrest in Egypt and the Birth of a New Political Age

Simon Rosenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Simon Rosenberg

When I watch the images from Egypt I do not see unrest and instability. I see the creative birth of a new political age, a new day, a day which for so many has the potential to be so much better than what has come before.