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Deconstructing the Youth Development Agenda: Putting Young Women First | INCLUDE Platform

My contribution to Dutch Foreign Policy formulation in (West) Africa. “There are no singular straightforward answers but first we do need to understand what we are dealing with. Much of (West) Africa’s problems are what we call “wicked problems” – they are ingrained, systemic and multi-faceted. You do not solve “wicked problems”, you “re-solve” them […]

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Mocking the Next Generation: International Youth Day

On 17 December 1999, in its resolution 54/120, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the recommendation made by the World Conference of Ministers Responsible for Youth (Lisbon, 8-12 August 1998) that 12 August be declared International Youth Day. The theme of International Youth Day 2014 is “Youth and Mental Health.”. The UN Secretary Generals’ statement on the […]

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How to mis-focus a National Youth Organisation: The Case of Ghana

Ghana: 1957. A decade or more of active “youth” engagement Ghana became independent; thanks to the women and (again) the youth. Dr. Kwame Nkrumah’s was 38 years when he assumed the role of the “opposition leader” in the then Gold Coast as Ghana was called. At 42, he became leader of “Government Business (the colonial […]

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A Social Change: The case of Cadres and foot soldiers in Ghanaian Politics and Ethos.

My immediate reaction was that, the effect of the social change theory is beginning to hit the NDC Party.

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[Posted Earlier on FaceBook] The last day and half has been gloomy. Nothing to do with the weather or the sessions but I just cannot find the connection. My mind has been on a lot of issues and on nothing! One moment I am on a high about an idea and the next there is […]

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Sweden, Leksand, Youth, energy and dynamism

[Previously posted on FaceBook on June 2010] Again, I am out of Ghana and there are many counting how many more times will I be traveling. To others still, I must be rich. So also my think I am lucky. But for those who know…its a lot of head-ache which I must admit is worth […]

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Why there are few blogers…

You know how they say that if you are forced to begin a project, it usually does not work well unless you really are the led or initiator. Well, I find this thought quiet interesting. There are two instances that make me want to believe this is true: one as a participant at the AfriCamp […]

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Stop Agonising! Organise!: AfriCamp 2010

At the 2010 AfriCamp in Kenya, youth from across Africa have decided to look beyond pointing fingers and getting things done. That the destiny of Africa, now and the future lies in their hands. Participants have ascribe to stop agonising and move to organising! Yes, we can!

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