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Realizing Africa’s demographic dividends for Agenda 2063 through volunteerism
29 August 2016
Some of the participants at the UNV/AUC Pre-TICAD Youth Workshop led by (front row, right to left, from 5th to 7th from right respectively) UNV ROA Manager Tapiwa Kamuruko, AUC Head of Youth Division, Ms. Prudence Ngwenya and Dr. Tuesday Gichuki, Executive Director of the Africa Peace Service Corps. (UNV Kenya Field Unit, 2016)
Nairobi, Kenya: Africa needs a people-led development pathway that puts the role of youth at the core of the continental development agenda concludes joint UNV and Africa Union Commission side event to TICAD VI held in Nairobi in August 2016. Read
Countries:  Kenya
Volunteering for Change in Chhattisgarh
03 August 2016
National UN Volunteer Anil Kumar Mishra is a UNV-District Youth Coordinator (UNV-DYC) in Sarguja, Chhattisgarh (UNV, 2016)
Chhattisgarh, India: The Strengthening Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) project and National Service Scheme (NSS) comprise one of the world’s largest youth volunteering schemes and together reach out to over 11 million young people in India. National UN Volunteer Anil Kumar Mishra is a UNV-District Youth Coordinator (UNV-DYC) in Sarguja, Chhattisgarh, where his responsibilities include reaching out to out-of-school, marginalized youth in the district. Read
Countries:  India
Supporting ethnic cohesion and social well-being in Kosovo
19 July 2016
Kosovo: A UNV-supported initiative in 2015 empowered young men and women from the Roma, Ashkali and Egyptian community in Kosovo to start their own social entrepreneurship initiatives and advocate for community needs as “Changemakers”.  Read
National volunteer scheme for the youth of Gabon
12 May 2016
The Minister of Youth and Sports of Gabon, Blaise Louembe (right), and the Chief of Partnerships and Communications Division of UNV, Kazumi Ikeda-Larhed, signed an agreement for the implementation of a project that will support the establishment of a Youth Volunteer Corps in the country. (UNV, 2016)
Libreville, Gabon: On the occasion of the 5th Summit of Pan-African UN Youth Leaders in Libreville, the Minister of Youth and Sports of Gabon, Blaise Louembe, and the Chief of Partnerships and Communications Division of UNV, Kazumi Ikeda-Larhed, signed an agreement for the implementation of a project that will support the establishment of a Youth Volunteer Corps in the country. Read
Creating opportunities for Palestinian adolescents
11 May 2016
Chizuru Iwata, international UN Volunteer Adolescent Participation Officer in the State of Palestine.
“Adolescents can be powerful agents of change in communities,” says Chizuru Iwata, an international UN Volunteer from Japan, who worked with UNICEF as a UNV Adolescent Participation Officer in the State of Palestine. Read

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