Stuck in Nairobi traffic on my way to the airport, I had the chance to think further about Project Diaspora’s post on the recent anti-LGBT laws in Uganda (without enabling my knee-jerk must-write now reaction).
The recent tragedy in Haiti has brought photos of its people to the international stage. If you didn’t know where Haiti was on a map, you might at first glance assume that it was somewhere in Africa, but it’s not. Most people don’t realize that there are African descendents all over Central and South America and not just in the Caribbean. The remnants of the slave trade go beyond ethnic heritage, however, and are still evident in the almost culturally engrained racism that permeates the region.
The NMC 1st World Youth Meeting for Sustainable Development held in Bari, Italy is soon coming to an end. While it is great to meet young and motivated people, at the same time, I now realize the persistent hypocrisy of these types of conferences. The NMC’s goal (I think - it was vaguely explained), through this first event, was to inform policy and dialogue on sustainable development through a series of action plans written by young participants after an 8-hour workshop.
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Welcome to a series of posts on international development, social entrepreneurship and information and communication technology for development (ICT4D) with a focus on Africa.
And not just to the American people or African-American communities.
Simply put, racism is an international problem and not just an American one.
It is the worst catastrophe in Haiti's history: on January 12, a devastating earthquake struck near the capital, Port-au-Prince, killing thousands of people.
The International Red Cross has said that 3 million people--nearly a third of Haiti's population--will need food, water and shelter for months to come.
Hello to all Youthink! readers,
I would like to welcome you to my blog. As I’m sure you can guess I will be writing about international development issues as they pertain to the global youth. Shocking. I know. Fortunately for me, today’s youth are tomorrow’s leaders, so the topics are limitless.
As you all know, a new round of bloggers will soon begin to write, so I guess this is one of my last posts! I’ve enjoyed each one of the almost 20 posts I’ve written since March 2009, but I’ve enjoyed even more reading and hearing your comments and thoughts. This is what it’s all about: Hearing what our generation has to say about the main issues that are related to our world’s development.
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As the new year kicks off, it's a good time to think about goals for the year. Of course, we all have our own personal aspirations (e.g. exercise more, learn a new language, etc. etc.), but hey, you wouldn't be visiting Youthink! in the first place, if your goals were purely personal...
So, for those of you dreaming of a better world (and Nobel Peace Prizes), here are a few ideas for making a change this year, one small step at a time: