Entries by James Sakwa

Social Sustainability Freedom: Gen Zs Enduring Fight

By Edward Kipkalya Generation Z is currently the largest generation in Africa with 428,514,686 inhabitants making up 31.20%. In Kenya, Gen Z is the most populous with 18,378,493 inhabitants representing 33.42%…source?. Whereas Frantz Fanon stated that “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfil it, or betray it,” it is very clear […]

The Purposeful is Political: Gen Zs and Politics

By Edward Kipkalya The pursuit for youth participation in governance, politics and other developmental processes is an increasing global concern. The youth in Kenya have been marginalized and excluded from political leadership since independence. This has placed the youth at the periphery of decision-making. The promulgation of the 2010 Kenyan Constitution entrenched several solid wins […]

Kenya On Course in Implementation of SDGs

By Mohammed Obierotenyo Swaleh Kenya has a vibrant public service and has made commendable progress towards implementing the Sustainable Development Goals through the flagship project Vision 2030 and the Big 4 Agenda. Public institutions through the government of Kenya have engaged in Public Private Partnerships as a recovery strategy from the COVID-19 pandemic. In this […]

We Can Make Africa Great; Shall We?

By John Jairo As ELF-Africa celebrates 10 years of service and impact, no one could have been prouder to be an ELFer than John Jairo as this tenth anniversary coincides with a huge milestone in his life. An Alumnus of the ABLI cohort of 2020, John Jairo has been accepted into and will be joining […]

Why Mental Health Should be Everyone’s Concern

By Albert Migowa The World Health Organization (WHO) defines mental health as a state of wellbeing in which an individual realizes their potential or abilities, can cope with the normal stressors of life, can work productively and fruitfully and is able to contribute to their community. The recommendation of the mental health taskforce in July […]

How My Passion Was Turned Into Purpose

The Story of Ashraf Ahmed The direct impact of ELF-Africa’s work is 10,000 young women and men from at least 15 counties in Kenya over the last ten years. But the indirect impact is much more. This indirect impact has been made possible by our alumni who have always gone back to their communities, narrowed […]