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Sandra Oliveira posted news 1 April 2019
Programme: DEAR
 
Young people are not just leaders of the future – they are leaders of today. With more than half the world’s population under 30, the vast majority in emerging and developing economies, young people have a crucial role to play in seeing through the Sustainable Development Goals. This International Youth Day we highlight initiatives by three young people driving change in climate smart agriculture in Malawi, voter engagement in India and professional development in ACP.
Volleyball
Despite important investments, educational outcomes in South Africa still have a long way to go. From programmes targeting early-childhood development to life-skill workshops, we discussed EU involvement in the country with Arno Schaefer, Head of Cooperation at the EU Delegation.
Capacity4dev Team posted an Idea 3 July 2018
Girls education
Globally, 15 million girls of primary school age will never learn to read or write compared to about 10 million boys. What are some ways of ensuring gender equality in education?
Capacity4dev Team posted Information 3 February 2014

This week we’re marking the recent launch of the Youth in Development group by publishing interviews with several young people who took part in the European Development Days (EDDs) 2013.

Education is one of the most fundamental factors in reducing poverty and improving health, gender equality, peace and stability.
“Sustainable development policies cannot be fully achieved without youth angles, perspectives and voices,” said Sana Afouaiz, a women’s advocate and blogger from Morocco. She believes that young people today should have the opportunity to participate in the political dialogue; it is their future that is at stake, and they need to ensure they are a part of it.
ICT can go a long way in promoting gender equality and women empowerment. Winner of an Africa-wide programming contest tells us how she’s tapping into her digital skills to get ahead in the field.
Girl in Guinea
While Guinea has made progress on gender equality, traditional norms have remained a barrier to women’s ability to express themselves. Establishing gender as a prerequisite to development in political dialogue could help move the agenda forward.

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