- Health Challenges Youth Face In Rwanda April, 2019
Although life expectancy has increased between 1990 and the present, (from 50.8 to 69.3 years for females; 47.5 to 66 years for males), many Rwandans still encounter poor health outcomes. In 2016, lower respiratory infections were the leading causes of death among Rwandan people of different ages, followed by tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, and HIV/AIDS. Other major challenges facing young Rwandans are shown below.
- Education Challenges Youth Face In Rwanda April, 2019
Rwanda has made progress in increasing enrolment in primary schools. This resulted from various policies such as the introduction of free basic education since 2003, school infrastructure development, teacher recruitment, capitation grants, increased availability of teaching and learning materials, promotion of girls’ education, and increased parent involvement. However, there's still some disparity in demand and supply for school places, low rates of, and inequality between genders, in school enrollment.
- The Challenges that Youth face in Rwanda - Economy, Employment, Job Creation Challenges April, 2019
Rwanda’s economy has benefitted from a steady average growth rate of 8% between 2001 and 2015, resulting in an increase in per capita GDP from $211 to $735. However, economic growth measured by growth in GDP but not accompanied by commensurate growth in decent work opportunities does not have the desired impact on the reduction of poverty.
- Investing in human capital to reap the demographic dividend in Kenya September, 2015
Kenya has to increase and make smart investments in human capital development of its large youthful population to realise an educated, skilled, healthy and globally competitive workforce.
- Investing in economic reforms, job creation, and governance to accelerate the demographic dividend in Kenya September, 2015
Economic reforms in Kenya are steadily yielding fruit but have to be enhanced alongside job creation for the large youthful population and for women.