Young Leaders from 14 East African Countries Converge on Nairobi

Over 100 rising young leaders met in Nairobi, Kenya from June 15–17, 2016 to discuss the role of youth in driving sustainable development and a prosperous future for Africa.

Elevating Youth Voices on the Syrian Conflict

As a director, producer, and musician, Marco Ayoubi usually stays behind the scenes. Originally from Damascus, the young Syrian was forced to leave his country to escape the ongoing conflict and make a new life in Istanbul.

Promoting Safety and Property Rights for Women in Sierra Leone

“Over the years, women have been economically dependent, they have been discriminated against, and a lot of issues are stacked against women because we don’t see a lot of women advocating for women,” says Martin George, a Community Solutions Prog

Supporting Young African Leaders to Build Prosperity

More than 140 rising young Southern African leaders met in Johannesburg, South Africa from June 9 – 11, 2016 to collaborate on their role in driving sustainable development and a prosperous future for Africa.

IREX Releases 2015 Annual Report - Investing in Human Potential

IREX is pleased to announce the publication of its interactive, online annual report for 2015, highlighting its work to empower youth, cultivate leaders, strengthen institutions, and extend acces

How Entrepreneurs are Advancing Dairy Farming in Pakistan

“Pakistan is one of the top five providers of milk in the world, but the average cow in Pakistan produces three times less milk than the cows in Europe and other countries,” says Usman, a 2014 alumnus of the

Mandela Washington Fellows Discuss Sustainable Future for Africa

Over 160 young leaders from 21 West African countries gathered in Accra, Ghana, to share their expertise and engage on critical issues for the future of Africa.  In support of U.S.
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