By Kate Warren from Devex, Mar 10, 2015
Originally posted by Devex on March 10, 2015.
In March, Devex launched #YouthWill, an online conversation celebrating the importance of youth as agents of change in global development.
Engaging youth is essential to winning the battle against global poverty. Half of the world’s 6.3 billion people are under the age of 25, with 85 percent of young people living in developing countries. Issues like HIV, AIDS and unemployment disproportionately affect youth, creating enormous obstacles for progress in much of the world.