Categorie: Elian Yayhe

Just get on with it: the adventure of entrepreneurship

Door Elian Yayhe | 20 december 2021

An office job in the civil service is no longer the only career option for young people in Chad. A rapidly growing group of young people are opting to start their own business. Running a small business is not only a way to earn money, it also builds confidence and helps young people to break free of *le système. ‘Don’t wait, just get on with it!’

Being heard: the voice of a generation is getting through

Door Elian Yayhe | 29 november 2021

Now, more than ever, young Africans deserve a place at the policymaking table, say Amref’s youth expert Evalin Karijo and diplomat Tijmen Rooseboom in a joint plea. They discuss ‘tokenism’, contraception and what real youth participation involves. But they have hope. ‘I’m actually very heartened by what I see.’

Geloven in een betere wereld?

Door Elian Yayhe | 13 september 2018

Veel mensen voelen zich moedeloos als het gaat om het aanpakken van de grote wereldproblemen. Dat is deels te wijten aan onze Westerse focus op het individu, betoogt VN-jongerenambassadeur Elian Yahye. We moeten de positieve verbindende kracht van groepsidentiteit niet onderschatten.