Today, on the occasion of the World Youth Skills Day , we are pleased to announce the winners of the Blog4Dev 2021 competition.

Hafez Ghanem, Ousmane Diagana |

Since moving to Southern Africa in 2019, I have had the great privilege of meeting many impressive women working in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) related fields.

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly |

From the start of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, women in leadership positions all around the world have played, and continue to play, significant roles in helping their communities get…

Ephraim Modise |

I do a lot with my phone—conducing financial transactions, reading books, and especially lately, watching a young comedian’s videos on social media. Nigerian-born comedian Emmanuella Samuel is…

Esther Modise |

Southern African countries had a tough 2019. The Government of Lesotho declared a national disaster as a result of the drought which left a fourth of its population facing severe food insecurity…

Barry Maher, Gracelin Baskaran |

What will it take to end child marriage in Botswana?
Child marriages, or marriages of girls younger than 18 years old, are prevalent in Botswana, mostly in marginalized communities which…

Esther Modise |

Earlier this year we launched Inclusion Matters in Africa in Nairobi in collaboration with the Kenya National Gender and Equality Commission (NGEC). We could not have hoped for a more informed and…

Simeon Ehui, Ede Ijjasz-Vasquez, Maitreyi Bordia Das, Sabina Anne Espinoza |

Sub-Saharan Africa has one of the highest rates of child marriage in the world. Nearly four in 10 girls marry each year before their 18th birthday, many of them becoming mothers at a young age.…

Hafez Ghanem |

As COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to wreak havoc around the world experts predict that African countries could be hardest hit. But African youth are not sitting idly by waiting for the worst to…

Raphael Obonyo |

At the beginning of March, before lockdown from the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, I visited Rabat, the capital of Morocco, a place that was my home for four years from mid-2015 to mid-…

Marie Francoise Marie-Nelly |