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NUUS: Field Stories from Africa

In the race to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and attain the aspirations of the Agenda 2063 and the 2025 Malabo Goals of the African Union, young men and women are the key drivers in our combined efforts to reach the finish line on time.

The 2014 AU Malabo Summit reconfirmed that agricultural transformation should remain high on the development agenda of the continent, emphasizing its instrumentality for an inclusive growth. The youth play important roles in promoting economic growth and shared prosperity in their communities and countries.

Their energy, resourcefulness and optimism are powerful catalysts for them to be important contributors of change and development. 

Yet, there are a number of challenges to be met in order for them to play these roles and realize their potentials.

This maiden issue of NUUS, Field Stories from Africa, highlights some of the stories on youth’s successes and their ability to navigate fluidly through challenges. These narratives come from across the region, and they are powerful testimonies of what great ideas and hard work can accomplish.