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International Day of Democracy: Engaging Young People on Democracy

Alumni of the 4th edition of the Certificate in Leadership and Political Management course, Matagalpa, Nicaragua. / Corina Fuentes

Young people play a vital role in our efforts to promote resilient, democratic societies. Youth are not only the “leaders of tomorrow,” but a driving force for change today. They often are more willing to take risks and push for democratic change when others have become apathetic, subservient to undemocratic regimes, or are risk averse.

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Tomorrow’s Leaders Empowered Today

Young Palestinian Youth Local Shadow Councils install traffic signals, paint sidewalks and organize a local tourism bike tour

Many of our USAID missions around the world, often in post-conflict arenas, are working diligently to empower youth so they can serve as leaders in their communities.

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Eight Facts About ZunZuneo

USAID’s work in Cuba is not unlike what we and other donors do around the world to connect people who have been cut off from the outside world by repressive or authoritarian governments. USAID’s democracy and governance work focuses on strengthening civil society, governance, and promoting human rights.

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Building Skills and Promoting Collaboration among the Middle East and North Africa’s Budding Journalists

Journalists from Jordan, Lebanon and Morocco discuss a collaborative research project at a regional training program organized by USAID and ICFJ in Rabat, Morocco. (Photo: Frank Folwell, ICFJ)

The success of the democratic transitions underway around the Middle East and North Africa will depend on well-informed voters educated by a professional and objective media.

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Helping Bright Ideas Shine Through Spotlight: Brian Gitta, Makerere University, Uganda, ResilientAfrica Network

USAID’s Higher Education Solutions Network (HESN) – a multidisciplinary research and development effort led by seven universities working to evaluate and strengthen real-world innovations in development.

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Why the Arts and Youth Matter for LGBT Global Development

Arts and youth play a key role in international development. Read more >>

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Empowering Africa’s Next Generation Through Education

South African school develops the next generation of leaders. Read more >>

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Cultivating Entrepreneurial Spirits in Youth to End Extreme Poverty

Young people are catalyzers for changing the world and ending extreme poverty within our lifetime. Read more >>

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USAID Scholarships: Forming Lasting Bonds among Nations through Youth

Phyllis M. Powers, U.S. Ambassador to Nicaragua, reflects on her recent trip to Nicaragua where she visited USAID’s Scholarships for Education and Economic Development (SEED) program. Read more >>

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From the Field in Afghanistan: Children Teaching Their Elders

In Afghanistan, children are drivers of campaigns that teach elders about social responsibilities. Read more >>

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