Raphael Obonyo
Raphael Obonyo is a public policy analyst. He’s served as a consultant with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). An alumnus of Duke University, he has authored and co-authored numerous books, including Conversations about the Youth in Kenya (2015). He is a TEDx fellow and has won various awards.
Climate change in Africa – partnerships are key

Climate change in Africa – partnerships are key

Africa is the most exposed region to the adverse effects of climate change despite contributing the least to global warming. The brunt of this human instigated disaster is hitting the African continent, and urgent and decisive action needs to be taken to avert catastrophe. Assessments by African Development Bank (AfDB) reveal that African countries are […]

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Africa’s high youth unemployment a security threat post COVID

Africa’s high youth unemployment a security threat post COVID

  The youth make up 75% of sub-Saharan Africa’s total population. Even at a broader level, almost 200 million people aged between 15 and 24 live in Africa. It has the youngest population in the world. In addition, some 60% of the continent’s unemployed population is made up of young people. Another, sometimes overlooked, challenge […]

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Mobilising on all fronts against a common enemy

Mobilising on all fronts against a common enemy

Youth: Fighting COVID-19 their way Africa’s young people are using resourcefulness and new technologies to engage and make a difference in the battle against the virus As Africa continues to battle COVID-19, the continent’s youth are not sitting idly by waiting for the worst to come. Across the continent, young people are hard at work, […]

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Post-liberation Africa and the quest for economic freedom 

Post-liberation Africa and the quest for economic freedom 

Good and inclusive governance is critical for Africa’s economic growth Africa is on the rise…

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Youth make a stand to defend their world

Youth make a stand to defend their world

Young people are playing a crucial role in advancing climate action and climate justice. Climate change continues to threaten human existence, economic growth and the livelihoods of vulnerable populations, and experts predict that Africa will be struck more severely than most by the impact. Across the continent, young people are enraged about the lack of […]

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Smarter, innovative and youth driven

Smarter, innovative and youth driven

Peace and security: youth Young people must be at the centre of all of Africa’s plans and processes to create sustainable peace and development In 2015 the UN Security Council adopted resolution 2250, which recognises the critical, positive role of young people in peace and security. The resolution reinforces the need for their active participation […]

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Raphael Obonyo
Raphael Obonyo is a public policy analyst. He’s served as a consultant with the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UNDESA). An alumnus of Duke University, he has authored and co-authored numerous books, including Conversations about the Youth in Kenya (2015). He is a TEDx fellow and has won various awards.