Entries by James Sakwa

The Digital Native: Understanding the Impact of Technology on Gen Z in Kenya

Edward Kipkalya, The way we live, work, and communicate has been completely transformed by technology. An entire generation has grown up with access to the internet, social media, and mobile devices for the first time in history. Gen Z is the most technologically advanced and digitally native generation to date. Gen Z is leading the […]

Leadership is a journey worth taking…

Caren Wakoli In her poem, Vesalius in Zante published in 1909, Edith Wharton noted that there are two ways of spreading light; to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it. Looking back at the last twenty-two years of doing youth development work in Kenya and the region, I hope that I have contributed […]

Navigating the generational divide: Exploring the cultural and societal differences between Gen Z and Gen Alpha in Kenya

Edward Kipkalya Kenya is a country with a young population, with over 75% of its population being under the age of 35. Among these young people, the Gen Z and Gen Alpha generations make up a significant portion of the population. In this article, we will explore the cultural and societal differences between Gen Z […]

Introducing “Generational Mosaics”

ELF-Africa Newsroom Generational Mosaics is an ELF-Africa series that aims to explore the cultural and societal differences between the different generations in Kenya with a specific focus on understanding the impact of technology, globalization, and socio-economic changes on the way each generation sees and interacts with the world. Through a combination of research, analysis, and […]

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%. Whereas Frantz Fanon stated that “Each generation must, out of relative obscurity, discover its mission, fulfil it, or betray it,” it is very clear […]