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Monday, October 22 • 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Why Youth Matters: Young People in the Fight Against Corruption

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3.1 billion people around the globe are younger than 25 years. About 90 percent of them live in the global south ─ often representing the absolute majority of the population. With the 2030 Agenda, the world community has committed itself to realize the rights of children in all sectors and to address the key issues of young people. Corruption in particular threatens the development of young people in education and employment. At the same time, young people are agents of change. They are more open to social transformation, they use modern ways of communication, and they engage in social entrepreneurship.
This workshop discusses what drives young people today, what they think, and how they learn. Panellists come from different groups of society that have an impact on the development of young people.

Session Rapporteur: Richard Huelsmann

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Onyinyechi Ough

International Development Professional with Anti-Corruption Expertise, Step Up for Social Development and Empowerment in Nigeria
Onyinyechi ‘Onyi' Ough is a Nigerian international development practitioner specializing in anti-corruption and service delivery. She is the author of ‘Emeka’s Money’, a children’s book that is aimed at educating kids on the impact of corruption. In 2018 she established... Read More →

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Paul M Heywood

Sir Francis Hill Professor of European Politics; Programme Director, GI-ACE, University of Nottingham and Global Integrity
Professor Paul M Heywood holds the Sir Francis Hill Chair of European Politics in the School of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, UK. He is currently academic lead of the Global Integrity Anti-Corruption Evidence programme, funded by DFID (2018-21... Read More →
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Emmanuel Ande Ivorgba

Executive Director, New Era Educational and Charitable Support Foundation, Nigeria
Emmanuel Ivorgba holds a Ph.D. in Philosophy and Comparative Religion and leads NEEDCSI, a Jos, Nigeria-based national nonprofit that received the 2013 UNAOC Youth Solidarity Fund. Emmanuel is the convener and director of the International Conference on Youth and Interfaith Dialogue... Read More →
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Obaa Akua Konadu

Policy and Advocacy Manager, Youth Empowerment Synergy, Ghana
Obaa Akua Konadu is the Policy and Advocacy Manager at Youth Empowerment Synergy, a youth-focused NGO in Ghana, where she manages a portfolio of policy and advocacy projects and leads onexternal relations and international advocacy processes. She leads the “SDG Youth Action Campaign... Read More →
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Paula Schwarz

Social Entrepreneur, The World Datanomic Forum
Paula Schwarz is a social entrepreneur with a background in Technology, Political Sciences and Finance. She founded the think tank “Startupboat” and spent 2.5 years at the border between Greece and Turkey to reorganise and digitize refugee camps. In 2016 the Forbes Magazine listed... Read More →

Workshop Coordinators
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Richard Huelsmann

Advisor, Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH
Richard Huelsmann studied law in Maastricht and London. Before engaging in international development, he started his career at Ernst&Young (EY) GmbH working on business integrity and compliance management. At GIZ he mainly consults with the German ministry on economic development... Read More →

Monday October 22, 2018 12:00pm - 2:00pm CEST
Workshop Room 10
  Workshop, Interactive Circle
  • Organiser Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH