Tag: Youth

Make Way for Generation Z in the Workplace

Make Way for Generation Z in the Workplace

Members of Generation Z are entering the workforce, and they are different than those who came before them. As a group, they are “sober, industrious and driven by money,” reports The Wall Street Journal, but also “socially awkward and timid about taking the reins.” They are risk-averse...

Economic Conditions Lead Youth to Join the Islamic State

Economic Conditions Lead Youth to Join the Islamic State

The key to fighting the Islamic State is economic stability and jobs for young people. Thousands of Jordanians, including Queen Rania, took to the streets of Amman on February 6. They were protesting the burning alive of Jordanian fighter pilot Muath al-Kasasbeh by the Islamic State (IS) and...

Tunisian Youth Must Not Be Left Out of the Transition Process

Tunisian Youth Must Not Be Left Out of the Transition Process

A low youth turnout at the elections may express discontent that could lead to the kind of instability that ignited the revolution. Tunisia’s parliamentary and presidential elections, scheduled for October 26 and November 23, come at a critical juncture in the country’s advance...

The Youth of the Middle East: Looking for Change

The Youth of the Middle East: Looking for Change

The Middle East is more than just bombs and bullets. I recall hearing a professor who once said that “nothing interesting happens in the Middle East.” Ironically, his comment came in November 2010, a month before Arab youth rose up and demanded change, triggering an unprecedented wave of...

Africa Yoga Project: Inspiring Youth to Achieve Greatness

Africa Yoga Project: Inspiring Youth to Achieve Greatness

Using the practice of yoga, AYP aims to create opportunities for African youth to become leaders in their communities. Paige Elenson, Ashoka Fellow and founder of Africa Yoga Project, is committed to creating the future market leaders of Africa’s currently untapped wellness industry. Using the...

Youth in Africa: Pursuing Talents Informed by Market Dynamics

Youth in Africa: Pursuing Talents Informed by Market Dynamics

It is time for graduates and the youth to take the lead in ensuring they have the skills needed for today’s economy. In many parts of sub-Saharan Africa, it takes a family fortune to send a child to school. So many parents cut firewood, sell drinking water and perform other labor-intensive...

War and Peace: The Youth of Gaza

War and Peace: The Youth of Gaza

Palestinians and Israelis cannot keep fighting for the rest of their lives; they must make peace. I have lived and grown up in the Gaza Strip, one of the most dangerous places in the world. Despite only being 16 years old, I have seen death and destruction, and lived through tough experiences...

Reports to Results: Dealing With Youth Unemployment in Africa

Reports to Results: Dealing With Youth Unemployment in Africa

How should Africa deal with millions of young people entering the job market each year? With more than 290 million people between the ages of 10-24, Africa is the youngest continent in the world. Youths constitute about 60% of Africa’s entire population, yet their participation in the formal...

Youth Employment in Africa: Whose Job Is It?

Youth Employment in Africa: Whose Job Is It?

With 61% of its population under 24, Africa’s greatest challenge is finding jobs for its youth. Background Approximately 1 billion people live in the world’s second-largest continent. Only Asia has more people but Africa now has the fastest growing population. If current trends continue, the...

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