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Tap youth passion and potential - 12 months ago, 17 Apr 00:03

Tony Reilly Obe

As heads of state and leaders from 53 Commonwealth countries gather in London this week for the Commonwealth Summit, it is worth remembering that one in three of the world’s 1.8 billion young people aged between 15-29 live in a Commonwealth country.

More than 60 per cent of the Commonwealth’s population of 2.4 billion is aged 29 or under. In sub-Saharan Africa, host to 19 Commonwealth countries, from founder member South Africa to newest members Mozambique and Rwanda, 77 per cent of the population is under 35   The Commonwealth Summit in London provides a unique platform for the voices of young people across the Commonwealth to be heard.

Closer home here in Kenya, where more than one in five Kenyans are between 15-24 years old, and Kenya’s population of 48 million today is set to double to 100m by 2050, the British Council is launching fresh research on the ...
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