Myself, @MsAfropolitan, @ComSecKatherine and @juneericudorie are hosting the UK leg of The Guardian’s #YouthEngage Worldwide Twitter Chat on Friday 24 October @ 1pm.
We will discuss, among other things, identity, religion, cultural influences, social media, representation, governance and leadership, immigration, and whether young people feel they can get their voiced heard and become leaders.
#YouthEngage is the Guardian Global Development Professionals and the Guardian Public Leaders networks’ global, twenty-four hour, ‘tweet-a-thon’ to engage youth across the world on a topic that intimately affects their lives: “How do we better engage young people socially, economically and politically?” Twenty-four countries are participating including the UK, Egypt, Morocco, Palestine, Nigeria, South Africa, Afghanistan, Turkey, Ukraine, and Russia. The times and full list of participating countries is below.
Useful links to get you started:
- The Guardian’s official #YouthEngage page including a map of all participating countries – http://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/oct/16/youthengage-tweetathon-employment-future
- Youth employment in Africa – http://www.africaneconomicoutlook.org/en/theme/youth_employment/
- Youth Bulge: A Demographic Dividend or a Demographic Bomb in Developing Countries? – http://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/youth-bulge-a-demographic-dividend-or-a-demographic-bomb-in-developing-countries
- David Cameron’s ‘Hug A Hoodie’ incentive – http://www.theguardian.com/politics/2006/jul/09/conservatives.ukcrime
Let us know you are joining by tweeting, “I’m joining @GuardianGDP’s #youthengage tweetathon in the UK on 24 Oct.”