civic engagement

The last few weeks have been emotionally trying for all of us. With tensions running high ahead of the General Election, we
It's been seven years since the legendary American reformer, Doris "Granny D" Haddock, passed away at age 100, but at such a time as this, she would most certainly have something to say. After living through two world wars and the threat of nuclear annihilation - and then walking across America for democracy in her ninetieth year, undaunted by arthritis and emphysema - Granny D knew what she stood for and wasn't afraid to speak.
As politics is changing and the increasing distaste of the political establishment grows across the world, encouraging the use of this practice can actually make the life of your local MP and elected officials a living hell if you feel they are not living up to their word.
TEDxBrum was an extraordinary event held on Saturday 11th June 2016. Fuelled by a 70-strong team of volunteers the event
It's over to you stakeholders of Birmingham, you have a huge cohort of young Brummies' chomping at the bit to create change, make sure you help develop these amazing people as these are the people who can and will make our country a better place to live in.
Yesterday, Tom Watson MP launched the Labour party's new digital initiative to explore ways improve the party can interact
Civic innovation is a great way to force people's hands, let's not be ignored in the decision making process any longer.
Youth clubs in the UK provide a similar function to the ones in Bangladesh. Young people have the chance to help in the community, play sports, and receive vocational training. In Bangladesh, this is where VSO volunteers came in - training youth club staff and organising vocational courses for youth club members.
While TICAD presents Africa with a powerful instrumental instrument for mobilizing the Means of Implementing the Sustainable development goals, those of us in Africa with an interest in this cannot afford to sit back and wait for the agenda to be agreed.
Lowering the voting age is by no means a silver bullet to political apathy, an issue so deep-rooted that no single reform can be seen as a remedy to the problem. But it would be a step in the right direction, and might just amount to a turning of the tide against youth disenfranchisement. Surely this can only be a good thing.