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Paying Tribute to the African Renaissance

Jessie Elisberg | February 28, 2014
If you have been to Dakar in the past few years, no matter how little of the city you see (even if you never set foot outside of the airport), there is one sight you will not miss: the Monument to...

Learning to Lead: The Laureate Global Fellowship Approach

Joel Adriance | February 10, 2014
“So, what’s it really like to be a Laureate Global Fellow ?” Our team has always found this deceptively simple question very hard to answer. How do you transmit the full nature of...

A Living Network

Lisa Jones | January 6, 2014
How many networks do you belong to? From university alumni associations to professional organizations, even LinkedIn groups, most of our names can be found on a plethora of network lists. But how...

The Power of a Humble Leader

Lisa Jones | October 25, 2013
Imagine twenty CEOs sitting together in one room. They are young, all under thirty, but have each steered ideas into initiatives, passion into promises. They have recruited others to join their cause...

Chasing The Vision: New Milestones In YouthActionNet Africa Expansion

Jessie Elisberg | September 19, 2013
This summer has been a busy and exciting time for me, because in addition to the Laureate Global Fellowship, I get to work on YouthActionNet’s efforts to adapt our model for local and regional...

2013 Laureate Global Fellowship Applicants: Infographic

Lisa Jones | July 3, 2013
In anticipation of the announcement of this year's twenty Laureate Global Fellows, we wanted to share a snapshot of the diverse and inspiring cohort of young changemakers who applied to the...

Youth Leadership In The Arab World: Ten Winning Strategies

Sheila Kinkade | June 20, 2013
According to a recent survey , three-quarters of Arab youth say their best days lie ahead. What are some of the most innovative strategies that the region’s youth have for shaping their...

For The Love Of Nature

Sheila Kinkade | April 22, 2013
As environmental activists, among them dozens of YouthActionNet Fellows, acknowledge Earth Day 2013 and its focus on climate change, the question remains: how do you fundamentally transform human...

Taking A Stand For Women

Sheila Kinkade | March 8, 2013
In recognition of International Women’s Day, YouthActionNet honors the vision, perseverance, and courage of its Fellows who are working on the front lines to advance the rights and...

Nurturing Democracy In Kenya Through The Arts

George Gachara | February 25, 2013
Young people all over the world, and especially in Africa, yearn for avenues and opportunities through which they can tell their stories, transform their narratives, and dignify their lives. This is...