The 30 Things

The 30 things

Youth empowerment is the foundation of development.

  • Intergenerational equity
  • Civic engagement
  • Democracy building.

Young people are creative and have innovative minds.

  • Need for guidance.
  • Lessons from experience
  • Posterity plan – continuity

Employment is not just office work and a routine monthly salary.

  • Match skills
  • Build passion
  • Use knowledge

Necessity is the mother of inventions and challenges offer opportunities.

  • Ideation
  • Innovation
  • Incubation

Creation of wealth and management of resources.

  • Generate
  • Invest
  • Save

Not for us without us.

  • Engage
  • Participate
  • Collaborate

An equalizer and key to the door of endless opportunities.

  • Access
  • Quality
  • Relevance

Under-utilized potential and opportunities.

  • Identify
  • Develop
  • Nurture

We are the continent of solutions.

  • Unity
  • Interaction
  • Emancipation

The Info age uses various tools and data to solve/create problems.

  • Awareness
  • Explore
  • Connect

When young people learn early, they will make responsible informed choices.

  • Early Lessons
  • Community involvement
  • Skills

Away with stigma and period shaming.

  • Awareness
  • Information through education and training
  • Advocacy

Say no to FGM, we must protect our girls and their futures.

  • Ant-FGM
  • Awareness
  • Protection

Children are not ready for marriage, let us allow them to grow.

  • Awareness
  • Community engagement
  • Opportunities

Preventions is better than cure, we can change the course.

  • Awareness
  • Information through education and training
  • Advocacy

We need to save the wasted potential, energy and resources going into substance abuse.

  • Awareness
  • Information through education and training
  • Advocacy

It is okay not to be okay. It is okay to seek help.

  • Care
  • Help
  • Empathy

We are all able to do the same thing in different ways.

  • Inclusion
  • Involvement
  • Engagement

The digital space should be a place of discovery and not a crime scene of harassment.

  • Digital Tools
  • Partnerships
  • Advocacy

Today you need it, tomorrow I will need it. We need each other.

  • Awareness
  • Information through education and training
  • Advocacy

Prevention is better than cure. We can reduce our emissions.

  • Initiatives on clean energy
  • New technologies e.g electric cars
  • Change in practice and behavior e.g car-free days

How we respond to a crisis determines whether we survive.

  • Restoration – #GenerationRestoration
  • Preparation to avert disasters e.g floods
  • Education and Awareness

Nature is our source of life. Nature is part of the solution.

  • Tree planting – 15 bn trees in Kenya
  • Celebrate and appreciate nature
  • Youth Nursery initiatives

Water sustains life. Water is a resource. We all need water.

  • Promote access to clean water
  • Water management
  • Technology and innovation

How we produce food determines our harvest and consumption.

  • Youth engagement – Agriculture must be attractive
  • Technology and innovation
  • Education, Awareness and Training

Diversifying our practices and means of production can secure our future.

  • Community Engagement
  • Technology and innovation
  • Education, Awareness and Training

The health of our ecosystem and food security depends on bees and other


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Community Engagement
  • Education and Awareness

Energy affects different sectors of productions. Clean energy is the way to go.

  • Renewable energy startups
  • Marketing
  • Technology and Innovation

Young people can tap into the opportunities to grow the sector.

  • Startups
  • Markets
  • Training

Going an extra mile beyond the main agricultural product and raw materials.

  • Value-addition
  • Research
  • Technology and Innovation