Youth

Peace day to focus on the youth

This year’s International Day of Peace, to be celebrated on September 21, will bring together youth from across the country to discuss how to maintain peace through critical thinking. The National Unity and Reconciliation Commission (NURC) explained that they chose the youth to lead the...

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:31pm

How African youth are leveraging ICTs to tap into Africa’s agribusiness market

 Though Africa has the world’s youngest population with 60 per cent being under 35 years old, Africa Development Bank (AfDB) statistics show that the average age of farmers in Africa is 60 years. This is with 420 million youth aged 15-35 and this segment of the population is expected to...

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 10:55pm

Youth-led research highlights challenges in hospitality sector

Negative perceptions about the hospitality and tourism sector, struggles to find opportunities to gain practical skills and the prevailing deficiency of employable skills, are some of the key challenges that hinder young people from joining the hospitality sector. This is according to a new youth-...

Saturday, September 15, 2018 - 12:02am

Akwos keen on building peace through sports for youth

FÉLICITÉ Rwemalika, the head of the Association of Kigali Women in Sports (AKWOS) has said that building lasting peace has to start with the youth and sports are a good tool to achieve the target. The former Rwanda Football Association’s head of women’s football said this during an...

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 11:16pm

We are grooming the youth to take over conservation – Akamanzi

As one of the country’s long term environmental protection strategies, the Government is working on grooming the youth to take over the custodianship of the nation’s future conservation efforts, the CEO of the Rwanda Development Board (RDB), Clare Akamanzi, has said. Akamanzi said this...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 2:26am

Kamanzi, Maniriho are the youth representatives in Parliament

A total of 26 candidates from across the country on Tuesday contested for the two parliamentary seats reserved for the youth in an indirect election held at the headquarters of the National Electoral Commission (NEC) in Kimihurura. The electorate included eight members from each of the 30...

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 2:15am

EAC to engage youth in agriculture

The East African Community (EAC) looks forward to having success stories of the youth, who engage in agriculture for economic prosperity.   EAC Deputy Secretary General Christophe Bazivamo said having the successful youth would enable others to learn.   He was speaking in Dar es...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 9:34pm

Youth employment is Africa’s big challenge

In Sub-Saharan Africa, more than 60 percent of a 1.2 billion population are under the age of 25. Supporting them in obtaining decent jobs, especially in rural areas, is one of the great challenges we are facing in pursuit of a Zero Hunger world and the achievement of the Sustainable Development...

Friday, August 31, 2018 - 8:28am

Is Africa’s quest to attract 30% of the youth to agriculture achievable?

In 2014, African Heads of State committed to create job opportunities for 30 per cent of the continent’s youth through agriculture by 2025 under what is called the Malabo Declaration. Yet, according to Josefa Leonel Correia Sacko, Commissioner for the Department of Rural Economy and...

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 - 10:02am

Africa bets on agriculture to halt risky youth migration

Africa is betting on agriculture in order generate the much-needed jobs for its young people as it seeks for sustainable approaches to avert the prevailing migration of its youth, especially to Europe through the Mediterranean Sea . The proposal to attract more young people to farming was...

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 - 12:08am

Youth urged to maximise opportunities of safe spaces

Never Again Rwanda has called upon the youth to properly use the existing safe spaces by participating in the decision-making processes at all levels. The message was delivered during celebrations for international youth day under the theme: Safe space for youth. This year, the UN’s...

Thursday, August 16, 2018 - 3:06pm

Meet seeks increased youth participation in agriculture

Agriculture policymakers will next week convene in Kigali as they seek for ideas on how to increase youth participation in the sector by using Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) to boost job opportunities and strengthen efforts against food insecurity. From August 20-21, 2018, Rwanda...

Tuesday, August 14, 2018 - 9:15am

Youth urged to participate in parliamentary polls

Government officials have called upon the youth to participate in the parliamentary elections which are due next month. The officials made the call on Saturday during the national celebration for the International Youth Day in Mwili Sector, Kayonza District “Youth constitute 60 per cent of...

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 11:30am

30 teams compete for seed capital in social venture challenge

30 teams composed of 71 budding African social entrepreneurs will tomorrow, Thursday, compete in a Social Venture Challenge. The challenge is part of the Baobab Summit organised by the Mastercard Foundation in collaboration with The Resolution Project and it brings together scholars from across...

Thursday, August 9, 2018 - 8:04am

Knowledge without values is meaningless, Kagame tells youth in Itorero

President Paul Kagame yesterday urged the youth who completed the eleventh edition of Indangamirwa series of civic education programme, Itorero, to always strive to protect their country as they also build their lives. He delivered the message to 568 young Rwandans who completed the training at...

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 8:40am

African youths commit to fight genocide ideology

Thousands of Youths from different African countries have committed to fight for prosperity and make the world free from genocide ideology. The commitment was made yesterday as an estimated 2,500 delegation from 49 African countries visited the Kigali Genocide Memorial to learn from Rwanda’s...

Saturday, July 28, 2018 - 12:53am

African youths seek remedy to unemployment

An estimated  2,500 delegates from 49 African countries are convening in Kigali for the 7th African Students and Youth summit that aims to discuss issues affecting the Africa and how to engage the youth to transform the continent. The summit is an opportunity for young Africans to discuss and...

Thursday, July 26, 2018 - 5:51pm

Continental youth summit kicks off in Kigali

Rwanda is hosting the 7th African Students and Youth summit, an event that has brought together 2,500 delegates from 49 countries across the continent. Taking place at Kigali Conference and Exhibition Village (KCEV) from today till Saturday, the summit will enable the African youth to...

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 - 4:11pm

Countering the unemployment menace among Africa’s youth

Young people form the largest part of Africa’s slightly over a billion people. This population can be viewed as a demographic dividend to the continent. However, African young persons face one of the greatest challenges of all time, unemployment. It is cited quite often that the continent...

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 12:00am

Over 500 youth from Diaspora begin civic education programme

567 young Rwandans pursuing their studies from some 19 countries from Asia, Europe, America and Africa on Wednesday started a civic education programme (Itorero) that will last one month. The group under the Indagamirwa series also includes best performers from the recently concluded Itorero for...

Friday, July 6, 2018 - 9:13am