A generation that is raised in conflict presents an opportunity for either sustained violence or action towards a more peaceful society. This week, Youth Will examines how young people and international organizations are contributing to peacebuilding in meaningful ways.
Governments around the globe are seeking ways to collaborate more with youth-owned enterprises — a promising sign, writes Deodat Maharaj, deputy secretary-general of the Commonwealth, which announced its Youth Awards for Excellence in Development on March 10.
Skilled aid workers are needed to help establish lasting peace in fragile states. But jobs in this competitive field are tougher to break into than it might seem. Devex asked donors, implementers and recruiters what skills are in demand — and how to best build a career in peace building.
As youth populations soar, especially in Africa, designing programs that will enable young people to become productive, rather than destructive members of their communities is critical. In this #YouthWill piece, Devex explores what is driving youths to extremism and what needs to be done to prevent it.