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August 15, 2018
Youth political participation and leadership is critical to a functioning democracy. In Colombia, only four out of 10 young people vote and... Read More
August 14, 2018
In honor of International Youth Day, IRI highlights the story of Nicolas Victorin. At 32, he is... Read More
August 09, 2018
In 2006, people took the streets to chant Loktantra Zindabad, meaning “long-live democracy” in Nepali. Millions shouted these words to put an end to the direct rule of the King in Nepal. The April uprising of 2006 not only transformed the Himalaya nation from monarch to republic, but also restored... 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
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
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
September 19, 2017
In my last blog, A Deep Bench, I wrote of 36 incredible youth democracy activists from 13 different countries in Asia who met in Bangkok for a weekend of leadership development. At the event, I had the privilege to meet Gunawan, a civil... Read More

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