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Young, Wild and Politically Involved

Young, Wild and Politically Involved

Jana Degrott, Co-Founder of We Belong & Member of Young Elected Politicians Programme, Luxembourg While governments struggled to fight the COVID-19 pandemic, politicians forgot about young people. We lost years of education and entered the workforce

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Why Local Elections Matter: Public Service as an Active Constituent

Why Local Elections Matter: Public Service as an Active Constituent

Zac Emanuel, Former Political Editor at GEN-ZiNE, former Student Professional Worker for LA County Supervisor Holly J. Mitchell, former Communications Director for NY State Assemblyman Michael Blake, former intern for RI Governor’s Office, United States

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7 Practical Tips for Creating a Political Party

7 Practical Tips for Creating a Political Party

Aida Betancourt, Director of Political Affairs/Candidate for Congress, El Salvador Since returning to El Salvador after studying abroad, I have voted in four elections. In the vast majority of cases, I completely resigned myself to

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Debunking Diplomacy and What it Means to be Official: The Power of Youth Diplomacy

Debunking Diplomacy and What it Means to be Official: The Power of Youth Diplomacy

Ramiz Bakhtiar, Founder of the Network of Former Youth Delegates to the United Nations, Afghanistan/Canada The international community is scrambling to win without war, stop military takeovers, resolve conflicts peacefully, and create consensus over global

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Reawakening Generation Z in Myanmar

Reawakening Generation Z in Myanmar

Jesua Lynn, Young Peacebuilder and Researcher, Myanmar  Trigger warning: this article describes acts of war, including firsthand accounts of torture, that might be uncomfortable or disturbing for some readers. On February 1, 2021, Myanmar's military overthrew

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Incorporating Lived Experience into Decision-Making Spaces

Incorporating Lived Experience into Decision-Making Spaces

Rez Gardi, International lawyer, human rights activist, and co-founder of Refugees Seeking Equal Access at the Table Kurdistan/New Zealand Public service is not just about providing humanitarian aid, such as food, water, and shelter. It's

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The Circle of Life – From a council estate in Hackney to the House of Lords

The Circle of Life – From a council estate in Hackney to the House of Lords

Dayo Okewale, Chief of Staff, UK House of Lords In ninth grade when a teacher asked the class, “What do you want to be when you grow up,” around the classroom, my classmates erupted into

Biodiversity
Celebrating the World’s Oceans, and the People Trying to Save Them

Celebrating the World’s Oceans, and the People Trying to Save Them

The world's oceans are a uniquely difficult ecosystem to protect, yet they are both a resource and a habitat we cannot take for granted. With 70% of the human population living on the coasts, millions

Inclusive Economy
Helping Young Africans Find Jobs

Helping Young Africans Find Jobs

At Catalyst 2030’s recent Catalysing Change conference, Driving Change’s Matthew Bishop spoke with Reeta Roy, president & CEO of the Mastercard Foundation, about their new Young Africa Works strategy and why the foundation has relocated

Citizenship & Rights
Looking For a Public Service Career? Advice from Professor Don F. Kettl

Looking For a Public Service Career? Advice from Professor Don F. Kettl

Professor Donald F. Kettl is the Sid Richardson Professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School at the University of Texas at Austin and has won lifetime awards for teaching as well as consulted for government

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