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Networking Connections in The Introducer – Developing Youth as Global Citizens

In Features 14, Networking Opps by Mary Kurek

Big Impact News:  This edition produced an opportunity for The Introducer and its companion networks (The Frontrunners League of Social Impact Innovation & The Frontrunners Youth Impact League) to partner with a featured game-changer, Dr. Osita Aniemeka, to work on an issue shared by many of the game-changers featured here. Calls are being set up now to start the process …

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The Introducer is Launching A Youth Mentoring Project With Game Changers in the 14th Edition

In Features 14 by Mary Kurek

The Introducer Launching New Global Mentoring Project with Youth Program Game Changers As the Founder and Producer of The Introducer, I get to talk with some of the most brilliant minds on our planet – people who are working on solutions to world problems with such passion that it humbles me to the core.  Through the process of getting to …

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Living the Legends of Others by Meghan Gardner

In Features 14 by Mary Kurek

At Wizards and Warriors STEM Camp, our campers are Heroes who play a role in an ongoing live story where they battle monsters and solve mysteries, while “powering up” through learning STEM. It sounds like a computer game, but campers are actually wearing costumes, wielding foam swords, and running into battle with their friends at their side.  However, at this …

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Developing Youth As Global Citizens By Adewumi Mojisola  

In Features 14 by Mary Kurek

Developing youth as global citizens involves a process by which young people are empowered with resources and opportunities that will allow them to achieve their full potentials and contribute meaningfully to society. The emerging global challenges of 21 st century require the evolution of youth rising to their responsibilities, and civic duties to build a sustainable world that left no …

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Ikea Foundation’s Refugee and Youth Programs Create Sustainable Livelihoods

In Features 14, Uncategorised by Mary Kurek

Annemieke Tsike-Sossah on the Ikea Foundation’s new portfolio strategy: Under Ikea Foundation’s new Climate and Livelihoods Strategy, the ambition is to include refugee livelihoods as part of the target groups and as a cross-cutting opportunity. Annemieke is leading the Foundation’s efforts to do this in the most meaningful way and also explore which systems-changes and global opportunities exist for the …

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Game Changer Dr. Osita Aniemeka is Training Youth as Entrepreneurs and “Agropreneurs” To Industrialize Nigeria

In Features 14 by Mary Kurek

From interview and content provided by Dr. Osita Aniemeka, Director in Residence, Central Bank of Nigeria – South East Entrepreneurship Development Center The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) is promoting a new strategic initiative aimed at growing the Entrepreneurial Quotient (EQ) of Nigerians by establishing Entrepreneurship Development Centres in the six (6) Geopolitical Zones of Nigeria. South East Entrepreneurship Development …

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The United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network is Empowering Youth as Change Agents

In Features 14, Stakeholders 14 by Mary Kurek

In 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) launched its official youth initiative (SDSN Youth) to empower youth globally to create sustainable development solutions.  SDSN Youth educates young people about the challenges of sustainable development and creates opportunities for them to use their creativity and knowledge to pioneer innovative solutions for the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In addition, …