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February 20, 2019
East Africa has one of the youngest populations in the world: with a population of 150 million, a staggering 45 percent are under the age of 15 and 28 percent are between the ages of 15 and 24 years old. Recognizing the importance of engaging this community, the... Read More
February 04, 2019
When a wave of protests and unrest rocked much of the Arab world in 2011, Algeria stood out as a beacon of stability amidst ongoing chaos in the region. The steady internal situation has allowed it to play an increasing, positive role in stabilizing and promoting peace in... Read More
October 29, 2018
La campaña #NoALaReelección se origina como una reacción espontánea de los ciudadanos en Marzo de 2017 con un reciente auge desde Agosto de 2018, quienes por medio de la misma han canalizado el descontento acumulado por años, como consecuencia del pésimo desempeño, los escándalos de corrupción... Read More
October 17, 2018
Disengaged and disaffected youth can have destabilizing effects on democracies and can provoke civil conflicts. As part of its youth approach, IRI helps young people assess barriers to participation and connects democratically minded leaders.... Read More
October 09, 2018
“Business as usual will never lead to growth and development. Only through innovation and change will you see real progress!” – Mohammed Dewji, Pan-African Entrepreneur Life in the Sahel region brings many challenges for young people; whether these challenges stem from violent extremism, poverty... Read More
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

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