SDG 4: Quality education, SDG 10: Reduced inequalities, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
While based in the Sahel - the most youthful region in the world, with 64.5% of youth aged under 25 [1] - I have had the opportunity to witness how youth volunteerism can empower young people and provide them with opportunities to actively participate in local, national, regional and global development activities.
13 August 2021
West and Central Africa
Success stories
In a region with some of the highest rates of disease in the world, the Africa Women Health Champions initiative will provide women with the opportunity to serve to improve the health and well-being of people in Africa.
02 March 2020
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 10: Reduced inequalities
Inequality is a paradox of our modern society. A 2018 Oxfam International report shows that 26 people own the same wealth as 3.8 billion who make up the poorest half of humanity.
18 July 2019
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth
The enhancing security, co-existence and protection through refugee outreach volunteer’s project in Kalobeyei was launched in 2017 by UNV. The project, funded by the German Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) was implemented by Lutheran World Federation LWF with support from the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR). In Kakuma, it is the first time that a UN Agency piloted a refugee youth volunteer project through an organized structure.
09 May 2019
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The consultation facilitated substantive discussions and generated great interest from partners to further strengthen and leverage the role of volunteerism to accelerate progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). 
16 April 2019
News
SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth, SDG 9: Industry, innovation and infrastructure, SDG 12: Responsible consumption and production
As the world commemorated October 17th as the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, key 'Buy Malawi' strategy stakeholders recognized the initiative as pivotal in tackling poverty in Malawi. Like most developing countries, a large proportion of the population generally prefer imported products and services to local ones.
17 October 2018
East and Southern Africa
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SDG 1: No poverty, SDG 13: Climate change, SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
What inspired you to write this book?
10 August 2018
East and Southern Africa
Success stories
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The YouthConnekt Africa Summit (YCA) provides a unique opportunity that brings together development partners under one roof to discuss evidence-based interventions that empower youth. Volunteerism is at the heart of the Summit, where youth volunteer platforms and volunteer mobilization are advocated as key strategies to channel the energy and innovative spirit of youth in the region to accelerate Africa’s progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
21 July 2017
Article
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
The YouthConnekt Africa Summit (YCA) provides a unique opportunity that brings together development partners under one roof to discuss evidence-based interventions that empower youth. Volunteerism is at the heart of the Summit, where youth volunteer platforms and volunteer mobilization are advocated as key strategies to channel the energy and innovative spirit of youth in the region to accelerate Africa’s progress on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
21 July 2017
News
SDG 17: Partnerships for the goals
Inspired by a strong will to make a difference, young people are very keen to tackle the challenges faced by youth all over the world. This is why UNV and AIESEC are organizing a workshop in Dakar, Senegal, on 7-8 September 2016, with the objective to harness Africa’s youth potential to meet the SDGs through volunteerism.
01 September 2016
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