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April 22, 2021
April 22nd marks the world’s 51st Earth Day – reminding us of the importance of good resource governance across the globe. Since the first Earth Day, biodiversity degradation, climate change and the wildlife trade – perceived to be a cause... 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
June 05, 2017
Day two in Johannesburg—JoBurg, Jozy, or whatever you want to call this South African city playing host to our fourth Generation Democracy Conference. We kicked off the second day with an incredible session on media engagement and campaigning, led by the articulate Abella Batayunga of Tanzania... Read More
August 05, 2016
The old saying goes “Politics is local” and in South Africa, it is no different. Wednesday, South Africans took to the polls to participate in highly anticipated municipal elections. There was a lot of buzz around these elections, with the opposition confident it would make strides in major cities... Read More
April 26, 2016
Today is Freedom Day in South Africa. Twenty-two years ago, the country held its first democratic elections in which people of all races and economic classes were allowed to vote. The elections brought... Read More
July 17, 2015
Today is Nelson Mandela Day, a celebration of the former South African President's 97th birthday and legacy. As a leader in South Africa’s liberation struggle and its first post-apartheid president, he will be forever remembered as one of the world’s greatest advocates for democracy. Democracy is... Read More
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Morgan Martinez

Deputy Director, External Affairs