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Sobolo (Roselle Drink) Can Prevent Cancer And Covid-19.

Dear All, Roselle drink is popularly known in Ghana and other West African countries as sobolo or bissap. Roselle(Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a perennial plant which...

The 2nd African Youth SDGs Summit: The Way forward For Africa

On January 1, 2016, the United Nations officially effected the 17 Sustainable Development Goals that were adopted by world leaders in September 2015 to be globally achieved by 2030 - 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development Goals. These goals were adopted to serve as the compass to help eradicate poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all by 2030. The 2030 Agenda was adopted to replace the Millennium Development Goals which came to an end in 2015. United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) has been tasked with the education on the 17 goals and 304 achievement indicators. According to the United Nations, “there are about 1.8 billion young people between age of 10 and 24 - the highest ever recorded globally.” Over 1.2 billion people are currently recorded as Africa’s population. Africa has the youngest population in the world - over 200 million people aged between 15 - 24. Despite the abundant human and natural resources, 408 million Africans live in extreme poverty, with escape rate of negative 11.8 per minute. In Ghana alone, it is estimated that about 48% of young people are unemployed. With the current Multidimensional Poverty Index, in order to globally reduce poverty by 2030, about 90 people need to leave poverty every minute. We can only achieve this through mobilisation of the youth, and effective collaboration for the implementation of sustainable solutions. Making it possible to end poverty in Africa, Youth Advocates Ghana (YAG), Ako Foundation, and the 2030 Youth Alliance with support from United Nations Development Programme (UNDP Ghana) hosted the first African Youth Sustainable Development Goals Summit at Kofi Annan International Peace Keeping Training Centre, Teshie-Accra, Ghana from 1-2 November, 2017. The theme for the summit was, "Youth as Drivers of Sustainable Development" and it attracted 423 delegates from 25 countries across Africa, Europe and America. The mission of the summit was to amplify the voice of the African youth, showcase innovations and offer policy recommendations on youth participation in the SDGs processes. The summit provided the platform for African youth leaders to network for knowledge exchange and resources mobilisation to pave way for poverty reduction in Africa by 2030. Are you a student or an unemployed university graduate? Are you a youth leader hoping for change? Do you want to contribute your quota to reduce poverty in Africa? Are you an organisation hoping to sponsor an event that has the power to positively transform the African youth? Then, the 2nd African youth SDGs Summit slated to take place in Ghana from 6th to 10th November, 2018, is for you. The summit will include workshop on the following poverty eradication themes: Young People and Reproductive Health aligned with Goal 3 and 5; Inclusive Education aligned with Goal 4 and 8; Urban Sanitation and Open Defecation aligned with Goal 6; Youth Employment and Migration aligned with Goal 8 and 10; Climate Change and Smart Agriculture aligned with Goal 13; and Youth Leadership and Governance aligned with Goal 16. In order to make the world a better place for all by 2030, the youth must know that we are the emissaries of the change we seek tomorrow. Please visit www.youthsdgssummit.org for more information. Writer Boadu

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INNOVATION

Is Apostle Dr Kwadwo Safo Kantanka A True Scientist?

Dear Compatriots, Over the past years, many people have had wrong notions of who a scientist really is. The scientist himself has forgotten who he...

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Dear All, Maxwell Chikumbutso from Zimbabwe has invented a green technology electric car which converts radio waves into fuel. This is a technological breakthorugh for...

POEMS

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Sobolo (Roselle Drink) Can Prevent Cancer And Covid-19.

Dear All, Roselle drink is popularly known in Ghana and other West African countries as sobolo or bissap. Roselle(Hibiscus sabdariffa) is a perennial plant which...

Creation: Connecting Akan Cosmogony, Bible and Geology.

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Where Did We Get The Name Ghana?

Th true origin of the name Ghana has sparked many controversy among historians. Those outside the academia simply put it that Ghana is actually...

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Where Did We Get The Name Ghana?

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I am not religious and do not want to appear an expert in Christian theology. But the only task God gave to mankind after...

Creation: Connecting Akan Cosmogony, Bible and Geology.

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