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 – https://www.theguardian.com/global-development-professionals-network/2014/oct/16/youthengage-tweetathon-employment-future
- Youth employment in Africa – https://www.africaneconomicoutlook.org/en/theme/youth_employment/
- Youth Bulge: A Demographic Dividend or a Demographic Bomb in Developing Countries? – https://blogs.worldbank.org/developmenttalk/youth-bulge-a-demographic-dividend-or-a-demographic-bomb-in-developing-countries
- David Cameron’s ‘Hug A Hoodie’ incentive – https://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.”
Hi! I’m Minna Salami. I’m a writer, blogger, columnist, lecturer and speaker and the founder of the feminist blog, MsAfropolitan, which connects feminism to contemporary culture from an Africa-centred perspective. I’ve been listed alongside Michelle Obama and Angelina Jolie as one of “twelve women changing the world” by ELLE and my work has been used as a resource and case study at universities around the world. Like what you just read? Sign up above to receive new posts directly in your inbox.