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A call for change from young people in Africa and Europe

Volume 10, Issue 1, 2021


ECDPM. A call for change from young people in Africa and Europe. Great Insights, Volume 10, Issue 1, 2021.

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by Pamella Ahairwe and Claudia Rosano


Making technology work for young Africans
Video by Chioma Agwuegbo, founder of TechHerNG

Why safeguarding young people’s rights is essential for Europe’s future
by Silja Markkula, President of the European Youth Forum

Decolonisation of knowledge

Decolonisation: A view from the North
by Marta Mboka Tveit, PhD candidate, Department of Cultural Studies and Oriental Languages, University of Oslo

A new Africa for the youth: Beyond the colonial thought
by Zaharah Namanda, Co-Executive Director of the Africa Education and Leadership Initiative

Climate activism

Gen Z takes on the climate crisis
by Hilda Flavia Nakabuye and Helena Marschall, climate activists at Fridays for Future

Governance and democracy

Meaningful youth participation: An urgent call for change in European processes
by Sanne Thijssen, founder of Shake the Dust

Bird’s-eye view of young Africans’ role in democratic governance and human rights
by Gwendolyn S. Myers, founder and Executive Director of Messengers of Peace, Liberia

Peace and security

Investing in youth for peace and security: A European perspective
by Valentina Aslani, member of the Italian Network on Youth, Peace and Security

Youth activism on peace and security: Continental agendas and AU-EU cooperation
by Raphael Nkurunziza, regional coordinator for East and Southern Africa at the United Network of Young Peacebuilders


Social entrepreneurship in Europe and Africa
by Arancha Martínez Fernández, social entrepreneur and founder of and Towett Ngetich, founder of Uthabiti Health, Kenya

All our work on youth and international cooperation

For all our work on youth and international cooperation, have a look at our dossier.