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June 06, 2018
IRI’s 2018 Generation Democracy Global Summit, held in Vienna, Austria from May 23-29, 2018, brought together a group of dynamic young leaders from 35 countries to identify opportunities to advance youth leadership in their local communities and countries by 2020. This year’s summit reinforced IRI... Read More
April 25, 2018
Upon receiving an invitation to IRI Generation Democracy’s Regional Academy in Panama City, Fabrice Dugas saw an opportunity to help his organization, Groupe ECHO Haiti, which promotes youth innovation and participation in national development... Read More
April 12, 2018
Last year I had the opportunity to join my fellow young African leaders at the Generation Democracy Regional Leadership Academy in Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference addressed barriers to youth participation in governance... Read More
April 04, 2018
The fight against corruption is generating many opportunities for action and dialogue throughout Latin America, each country with its own peculiarities and governments with different ideological stances. Countries like Guatemala and El Salvador have many shared cultural and historical traits, as... Read More
March 28, 2018
La lucha contra la corrupción es un factor que está generando muchos espacios de acción y diálogo a lo largo de Latinoamérica, cada país con sus particularidades y gobiernos con diferentes posturas ideológicas. Países como Guatemala y El Salvador cuentan con muchos rasgos culturales e históricos... Read More
March 15, 2018
Young people are often excluded or overlooked as political candidates. Politics is typically regarded as a space for politically experienced men. Young people are systematically marginalized because of their age and perceived lack of experience. In Indonesia, 65 million people of the current... Read More
February 20, 2018
More than half of eligible voters in Nigeria are under the age of 35, yet less than five percent of youth in the country are elected members of government. Young Nigerians continue to turn out in large numbers to vote during key elections, yet remain disenfranchised from decision-making processes,... Read More
January 17, 2018
Moving from protest to policy is not easy at a time when the biggest problem we’re all facing is lack of faith in our institutions. Years of patriarchal, archaic structures have marginalized many in our communities, and driven many voices to the fringes – but this has also made us restless for... Read More
October 30, 2017
Youth have historically been marginalized in the Central African Republic (CAR), a country that experienced multiple episodes of violent conflict since its independence in 1960. Armed groups that exploited the absence of state institutions to exacerbate ethnic and religious differences during the... Read More
October 18, 2017
The Generation Democracy Global Summit in Vienna, Austria was as a model example of how to meaningfully involve youth in political engagement. When I arrived in Vienna, I was skeptical that European politics could be a model of active democratic participation in Africa. However, interactive... Read More

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