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The fate of the Universe: Today and Tomo...
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New Year New Commitments
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Why migration? Young people "On The...
  Francis Ametepey  
Fundamental Rethinking
  Niroj Bhandari  
Climate Change Awareness Camapign
  Kushal Naharki  
Uplifting Nepal's rural smallholders far...
  Santosh Bhandari  
Gift A Tree
  Kushal Naharki  
Monsoon Rainfall: A Necessary Evil in Ne...
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Life at the African Leadership University
Views: 88941
28. January 2018, 11:52
by Jeremiah Thoronka
I have experienced the African Leadership University approach to the 21st Century education in the fast growing innovation hub of Kigali,Rwanda. The unique learning model in ALU have delivered an immersive and a transformative student experience in class and through the ALU Alive programme (ALU, 2016).
I was fortunate to be among the selected few who were accepted to the newly formed African Leadership University in Rwanda mid 2017 (June). When I was writing my application I never imagined I will be accepted because the application process was rigorous and Those who were engaged in applying to the University from all over Africa are the next set of African Leaders. My acceptance came with much to be happy for, I was given the Income Sharing Agreement(ISA). It’s a new way of funding education on the continent which is only practice in ALU.

With all the ups and downs I finally arrived in Rwanda to kickstart my University education in September 2017. I was placed in cohort 5, wherein I was the only Sierra Leonean in the class. I have never been in an environment/place where di...

The fate of the Universe: Today and Tomorrow
Views: 133254
08. January 2018, 22:37
by Santosh Bhandari
Universe, a term most of all signifying the sense of unify or a whole, has always been predicted as a vast space with no beginning and no end. A structural frame of an atom may represent a galaxy which in fact may be demonstrated as such electrons making their way around a mass of protons.
Nevertheless, the major issue has never been dealt ‘How was the universe created or formed?’ We have come with the fact that universe comprises of millions and billions of heavenly bodies all derived from similar composition of dust particles and gases. Unified in a whole, universe is nothing but the aggregation and coalescence of dust particles and gases. Prediction has always overruled the theory of origin of universe. Some predict in one way and the other predict in the other way.

Finally, all theories come up with a common conclusion that one heavenly body is the synthesis of other. If this is true, universe has a common ancestor as in case of evolution of living beings. And, the process will be continuous. That means there is still to form more and more heavenly bo...

New Year New Commitments
Views: 146134
08. January 2018, 22:34
by Kushal Naharki
Lets make a new commitment this new year to stand together to protect our environment and planet Earth
People celebrate every New Year with great enthusiasm, celebration and fun. We make new plans, analyze our last year works and hope to live a successful year. New Year is not only a beginning of a brand new year, it is also a beginning of a new believes, new hopes, new duties and new responsibilities; altogether it is a beginning of new beginnings.

Every new year we make commitments to lose the withdraws within ourselves and bring changes within our self. People feel that with the beginning of new year, they can leave their bad habits, faults or mistakes they are making and build a better version of themselves. Students make commitment to bring better grades, officials make commitment to do their job more efficiently and grab a promotion, couples make commitment to increase love an...

Why migration? Young people "On The Move"
Views: 188076
17. December 2017, 09:23
by Francis Ametepey
Africa will always be gratified about her young people, if only they understand the role they have to play in realizing the dreams of the continent.
A group of youth advocates from IFM-SEI member organizations in Africa had a beautiful one week intensive workshop in Ghana from 12th -19th of November, 2017 at Hans hotel Nsawam. The workshop brought together representatives from three IFM-SEI member organizations in Africa namely Youth Advocates Ghana, Pionniers du Mali and Pionniers du Sénégal and one applicant organisation Girls Excel of Cameroon to plan for the future of the On The Move (OTM) project of IFM-SEI. 17 representatives from these organizations were present to participate in the workshop.

On The Move

On The Move (OTM) is a two year project co-funded by the ERASMUS+ Program of the European Union, to assist organizations working with young people to better handle challenges faced when dealin...

Fundamental Rethinking
Views: 226823
02. December 2017, 18:38
by Niroj Bhandari
From the time we are born we are ascribed with certain ideas and identity regardless of whether they are true or not, logical or not...
...not or with any basis or not and still we cling on to them as if they are the most important parts of our life. Have you ever thought how your mind would have been if you were born on a different part of world or born without influence to any of those ideas. It's time for us to go through Fundamental Rethinking.

Reanalyzing what each of us have been doing and the concept behind it. Morality doesn't require a organized religion, origin of universe don't require a super natural being, it's not necessary for us to be bother by what is in afterlife, country or nation is simply a systemic division and many other things.

There is no need to have explanation to things that can't be currently explained but someday it will be. There are more questions to be found then there are ...

Climate Change Awareness Camapign
Views: 233270
02. December 2017, 18:33
by Kushal Naharki
With Nepal facing huge impacts of Climate Change already and more likely to further increase in future, it is necessary to aware people about the causes, impacts and measures to adapt and mitigate it.
Climate Change is current issue of global concern. For developing countries like Nepal which is fourth vulnerable nation in terms of effects of climate change, it is the matter of more concern. Although Nepal is prone to most impacts of climate change which can seriously harm its economy through its impact on tourism, forestry and agriculture; 53% of the population are away from the knowledge of climate change.

With the need of climate change awareness campaign, We Youth Innovation Network in collaboration with Nepalese Youth for Climate Action organized an climate change awareness school campaign "The Science Of Climate Change" on November 30 at Nirmal Secondary School, Vyas-1, Damuali, Tanahun . The program was attended by around 70 enthusiastic students of class 9 and 10.


Uplifting Nepal's rural smallholders farmers
Views: 260137
19. November 2017, 01:45
by Santosh Bhandari
Nepal’s skewed land distribution has always been an unavoidable obstacle for infrastructural gain up in the lands of mid-hills. Besides, government seems unable to address the people of rural communities for participatory appraisals. Mid hills of Nepal owes above half the physical land however, agri-able land is pathetically and unstoundingly low. This conditions have led to subtantial increment in problems over rural smallholders in Nepal.
The cause is simple and genuine. Priority has always been focused over minor issues rather than burning issues.Since then, Government has been unable to bear the responsibilities of what circumstances the situations has led to.

Rural areas have been lagging in every sectors since centuries.Multi-factorial causes may have led to this situation. Nevertheless, , social barriers come onto act for the excluded group for not to have access to or control over land because of the deeply rooted feudal systems designed by customary beliefs and highly skewed power groups of that period. These groups were originally deprived of the land titles and still behind in some circumstances. The same case applies to the Dalit communities and backwarded groups. Even though they had been land cultivator...

Gift A Tree
Views: 256932
19. November 2017, 01:37
by Kushal Naharki
Celebrate "Green Birthday" by gifting a tree on your beloved person birthday and lets fight together against global environmental issues locally.
With the world already facing the huge effects of climate change, global warming, green house effect, ozone layer depletion, these are sure to cause great threats to humans and living beings in near future. Its already a high time to “Act Now”, “Act Together” and “Act Differently” to adapt and mitigate their effects to secure our planet for today and tomorrow.

The best solution we can have to minimize this impact is to increase in the trees and forest but due to rapid increase in rate of population growth, industrialization, urbanization; rate of deforestation has increased and decreased the number of trees. The conversion of forest area into human settlement area, industrial area and agricultural land has reduced the large number of trees.
We ...

Monsoon Rainfall: A Necessary Evil in Nepal
Views: 294485
06. November 2017, 06:25
by Sachin Gahatraj
Shift in time and erratic pattern of monsoon is exacerbating rice production and eventually, food security in Nepal.
Nepal is a small least developed country in central Himalayan Mountains which consist of low tropical plains and central plateaus that rise up to the world's highest peaks.

Generally, monsoon enters Nepal on June 10 which originates in Bay of Bengal and moves along the southern flank of Himalayas, bringing rains to Nepal. More than 80 per cent of precipitation occurs during monsoon (June -September). Seasonal monsoon is the major source of irrigation in rice field as 30.08 % of rice cultivation is rain fed. Rice is the major staple food crop of Nepal providing 50 per cent of total calories requirement of the Nepalese people and contributes more than 20 per cent of agriculture GDP. Rice is not only the principal source of food but also a major source of employ, income and way of li...

The state of Non-Communcicable Diseases in The Gambia
Views: 300248
02. November 2017, 13:45
by Zermen Bojang
A healthy society is an inevitable asset for any country's political, socio-cultural and economic development. More specific is the need to put non communicable diseases at the center of National Health Policies. The Gambia does not have strong policy guideline and framework to effectively tackle the NCDs as much attention and resources are channeled to reducing infectious diseases such as HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB. Consequently, there is a growing number of annual NCD-related deaths due to poor health systems, lack of awareness and little budgets for interventions areas.Crippled by low funding from International agencies, there is need for the government in consultation with all stakeholders to explore quality, cost-effective and sustainable policies and programs that is geared towards preventing and controlling high incidence and death rates on NCDs in the country.
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) otherwise called silent
killers are the second largest category of diseases accounting for 32% of
proportional mortality rates in The Gambia. (WHO
- Non-Communicable diseases country
profile 2014). The four main NCDs with their risk percentages for both male
and females are as follows:

Tobacco smoking- 17%

Alcohol consumption: 3.4%

Raised blood pressure: 32.9%

Obesity: 7.9%

Almost all the NCDs including those highlighted above are primarily linked to either lifestyle behaviors or genetic factors. Luckily, there are means to prevent the incidence of some that are related to lifestyle patterns through proper nutrition, physical activity, etc. as well as a well-established integrated quality healthcare system....

Most popular Pheromone trap in Bangladesh controlling Insects
Views: 331331
23. October 2017, 11:26
by Md.Abdullah Masum
A pheromone trap is a type of insect trap that uses pheromones to lure insects. Sex pheromones and aggregating pheromones are the most common types used for controlling insects in absence of the collector and without the direct use of any toxic pesticides or chemicals.
Pheromone trap is developed by BARI which is used for mainly brinjal and fruit borer and cucurbit fruit fly.

Name of the Pheromone:

For brinjal shoot and fruit borer---
1.(E)-11-Hexadecinile acetene
For cucurbit Fruit fly---

Preparation of Pheromone Trap:

1.A plastic bayam having capacity 3L of water and height 22 cm to be taken.The bayam may be round or flattended on lateral sides.
2.Two triangles with each arm 10-12 cm should cut on two lateral sides of the bayam opposite to each other the basal arm of the triangle should be 4-6 above the bottom of the bayam.
3.soapy water of 2-3 cm high should be put in the bayam.
4.A hole should be made in the lid of the bayam.
5.A piece of cotton with 1 ml or 15-...

New YPPO Country Representative: Bangladesh
Views: 325869
21. October 2017, 18:02
by Tanmoy Kumar Ghose
"Connect, Co-create, Collaborate" – I always believe in this theme. Youths are the most precious asset in the developing countries like Bangladesh. Youths have the abilities to bring progress and development to our country as well as to the global community.
Bangladesh is consists of 64 districts and the best students of each district get admitted to the public universities. So I have a plan to form university centric YPPO group in Bangladesh because it will be easier to cover whole Bangladesh by reaching out 64 districts through university level representatives.

The university students of Bangladesh are well equipped with leadership skills. They are very much passionate to engage themselves in the development sector. Thus YPPO Bangladesh will unite the innovative, passionate and potential young minds in one platform to execute its activities throughout all over Bangladesh.

Meanwhile, YPPO Bangladesh will invite the innovative students to submit their innovative ideas and project proposals for creating a real impact on environm...

Agroforestry in Nepal: Farming with Resilience and Multi-outputs
Views: 345839
17. October 2017, 12:12
by Sachin Gahatraj
It's essential to focus on Agro-forestry system (AFS) instead of focusing on intensive modern Agriculture and Forestry separately in order to achieve sustainable food production, forest products harvesting and sustainable socio-economic well being of small farmers in Nepal and developing countries.
Agro-forestry isn't a new practice; it has been practicing since ancient time in Nepal. Shifting cultivation, an example of AFS dated back to Neolithic period around 7000 BC, is still in extensive practice in some part of Indian subcontinent. Similarly, in Nepal, Taungya system of AFS initiated in 1972 at Tamagadhi area of Bara district, that reduced the cases against villagers for encroaching forest reserve. After the settlement of conflict between agriculturist and forester, agro-forestry has become an established technology. Burgeoning population, disasters of climate change, agricultural land degradation and forest encroachment have given born to needs of agro-forestry.

Agro-forestry is a sustainable land use system and practice in which woody perennials (trees, shrubs) are grow...

Empowering Children For Better Future
Views: 345603
14. October 2017, 22:59
by Kushal Naharki
Youth Innovation Network conducted an "One day motivational program and stationary distribution" to empower better future for children.
Children, the future youths of the nation bear huge responsibility on their shoulders. Its our job to guide them towards correct destination and help them to choose good path. With the motive to “Empower Children Towards Better Future”, Youth Innovation Network Tanahun a non profitable and non political youth network bringing youths from diverse background organized an “One Day Motivational Program and Stationary Distribution” at Siddheshori Secondary School, Kamalabri.

The motivational program was run by motivational speaker and YIN president Kailash Pandey where more than 80 students from grade 8, 9 and 10 had participated. Then the formal program was organized where President Kailash Pandey, Vice President Bijaya Shrestha and Vice Secretary Kushal Naharki ...

Youth, Environment and Sustainable Development
Views: 363589
08. October 2017, 21:11
by Kushal Naharki
Achievement of environmental sustainability through sustainable development is talk of town around the globe as we are already facing damage to our lovely environment in which we reside, with many more effects to occur in near future. A active involvement is required to promote environmental sustainability and youths; a group of active age individuals can play a significant role in it.
Nepal, a developing country, rich in its natural beauty, its diversity and environmental values is facing high vulnerability to its beautiful environment and natural resources. Urbanization, high rate of population growth, industrialization and unmanaged developmental acts has resulted into environmental destruction. Being fourth vulnerable to the effects of climate change, Nepal is more prone to different climatic and environmental hazards.

The development work being carried out at different parts of the country are also the cause of forest destruction, landslide due to the lack of longterm vision. Sustainable development goals are directly linked with environmental sustainability. The development activities shouldn't hamper the environment and its component. Due to lack of proper ...

Rice-cum-fish farming: opportunities in Nepal
Views: 353939
08. October 2017, 21:08
by Samita Paudel
The practice of rearing fish along with paddy is as old as paddy farming. In the traditional farming practice the rice cum fish farming was mainly on capture basis. Rice is an agricultural crop cultivated in the largest land area of the world after wheat. The rice cum fish farming is in practice in several countries including China, Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand, Korea, India, Malaysia, and Indonesia.
Fish catching is the main occupation of Pode, Majhi, Danuwar, Derai and Damar communities of Nepal. The country has great potential for the development of rice cum fish farming sector as Out of the total cultivated area of 3.091 million ha, rice cultivation occupies 47.91% and fish is favored food by several ethnic communities. If only rice cum fish farming practice is adopted properly in Nepal it can be way too helpful in reduction of protein energy malnutrition of the country.

Rice cum fish farming was introduced in1964 by Department of Fisheries in Nepal. Now rice cum fish farming has already been started in Bhaktapur, Kaski, Tanahu, Syanja, Dhanding, Gorkha, Chitwan and Makwanpur districts of Nepal .The farmers practicing rice cum fish farming are from different ethinic grou...

Scope of Biodiesel Production in Bangladesh
Views: 360384
08. October 2017, 21:03
by Tanmoy Kumar Ghose
Environmental pollution is the major problem we are facing in this modern era.Diesel and other petro fuel operated vehicles (car, bus, motorcycle, trucks etc) usually emit a huge amount of toxic gases such as CO2, SO2, CO etc which are breaking down the ozone layer and we are facing green house effect.
We have upgraded technologies in every sector beyond our imagination. But we are not much concern that our world is going to face a devastating catastrophe. With the rapid growth of technology and civilization spreading over the world, from 1955 to 2005 the emission of CO2 at atmosphere simply got twice from 3 billion tons of Carbon to 6 billion tons of Carbon, which certainly results in temperature increase, sea level hike, deviation of biodiversity and ecological imbalance. The agricultural sector of Bangladesh is adversely affected due to climate change. In the context of Bangladesh, it is alarming news that due to the climate change affect 25% area of Bangladesh may be flooded by the year 2050. Moreover, our world is heading towards a severe dilemma of fossil fuel usage for the next de...

Meet Fatmata Bintu Barrie
Views: 396105
25. September 2017, 12:11
by Gandoh Jay
Meet Fatmata Bintu Barrie a former pupil of The Annie Walsh Memorial School. She is gifted with innovative skills. Being born in a community where school going children had to stay up whole of the night instead of studying and in order to help their families fetch water for daily use.
Her first innovation was "My Area Water Purification Project" which involved using the agricultural soil profile theory to purify water in order to help her community at Juba west end of Freetown have access to clean and pure water. In 2016, she won the best female Innovator at the UNDP Social Good Summit with her water purification project.

She is an active girl child advocate working with several local led NGOs in the pursuit of Girl Child Right, Campaign against FGM, Sexual Harassment, Child Trafficking, and Violence against Women etc.

As Kelvin Doe, once said that “creativity is universal and can be found at any places” Africa is the new global market of finding the next global innovators but so much challenges surrounds them ranging from: finance to facilita...

The Seldom Heard Case for Mutualism
Views: 389681
25. September 2017, 12:02
by Ewan Bolton
We hear many labels chucked around the political arena these days -- Socialist, Conservative, Alt-Right, Classical Liberal, Anarcho-Communist etc. But one rather niche title goes unuttered:Mutualist. It doesn’t deserve this silence, because it is a great unifier of left (or perhaps far left) ideas, while still maintaining several key aspects of the current economic model.
The most central principle of socialism is that the workers own and keep the profits of the produce of the means of production, and have total control over the means of production. Yet in many of the systems advocated for today and tried in the past; these criteria are met in no more than principle. Their proponents may cry “nationalise this, nationalise that!”, believing it will give workers true ownership and control. As Margaret Thatcher, an admittedly strange person to quote in this context, put it: “What earthly use is it that families should have a millionth share in some nationalised industry?”. This is the crux of the issue with much of leftist ideology; this promotion of the state over business which is somehow supposed to imply that it makes a difference t...

Lamjung Climate Convergence
Views: 386465
25. September 2017, 12:01
by Kushal Naharki
Lamjung Climate Convergence brought enthusiastic youths to discuss on climate issues and involve youth to initiate climate awareness programs from Local level.
Lamjung Climate Convergence organized by NYCA-Lamjung and Digo Bikash Institute between September 15 to 18 had 27 youths from Tanahun, Lamjung, Kaski and Gorkha met at Hotel Tukuche Peak, Besisahar Lamjung to discuss on status of climate change with its effects on the local level, best ways to solve climate crisis, need of climate justice in national and international level and role of media for climate change. Kushal Naharki, City representative of Tanahun from YPPO participated in the convergence as a participant from Tanahun.

With the aim to unite the youths from different district to advocate them to act at their local level in climate issues, second regional climate convergence focused on team building and awareness campaign beginning from ground level. The convergence was faci...

International Youth Math Challenge
Views: 393633
22. September 2017, 13:15
by Fabian Schneider
The IYMC is the biggest online math competition for students from all countries. Every month we publish a new math challenge for you online. You can win awards for excellence and join the international IYMC network for outstanding students - take this unique opportunity and participate today!
The International Youth Math Challenge is an international mathematics competition that enables students from all countries to prove their math skills and to unleash their creativity. Participate online:

The Process
Every month a new IYMC challenge is published online with three math problems: A, B, and C. In order to successfully complete the challenge you have to find the solution to at least one problem. Submit your solution as file: The file may be typed on a computer (preferred) or contain clear pictures of your manuscript.

Solving the Problem
You may approach the problems on a purely mathematical as well as algorithmic way. Thus you can use your math knowledge as well as you programming skills to solve t...

I have done a small effort from my level. Have you?
Views: 412264
18. September 2017, 20:39
by Anjila Lamichhane
Youths are the voice of the earth. We have to speak for this green planet. Now the time has come to act for its protection. Lets’ do from our level to create a sound environment.
Pollution has become a global issue in this era. We, the humans are the merciless creatures in the planet, in order to create the favorable environment for our luxurious living, we are destroying the nature.

Due to the anthropogenic factors, the planet is degrading day by day. Now the time has come to act for its protection as soon as possible. Pollution has affected the natural phenomenon adversely. However, the establishment of human settlements by great numbers of people, pollution has become a problem, and it has remained one ever since.

There are various effects of pollution that have been creating a great problem not only to humans, but also to the whole living and non-living components of the planet. We, as a intellectual creature, have to behave wisely so as to reduc...

Agriculture: a major source of pollution
Views: 411645
17. September 2017, 18:59
by Samita Paudel
The history of human civilization started with development in Agriculture. Agriculture provides food, raw materials and employment opportunities to very large percentage of population. No matter, how much we get sophisticated, we can’t ignore the importance of agriculture.
The ever increasing population pressure has increased food requirement. The traditional way of farming is not meeting the demand of large population, as small change in weather pattern or incidence of certain disease or pest destroys all crops which lead to famine and hunger. In order to meet food requirement of large population encroachment of forest lands for agricultural use has increased which is a major cause of environment degradation. Moreover, to maintain food security without expansion in land and resources the modern high input technology is in use.

The modern technology initiated in late 1960s by Norman Borlaug, save over a billion people from starvation by development of high-yielding variety of grains. The development of high yielding variety of grains, improvement of ...

Some thoughts on Buddhism
Views: 405223
17. September 2017, 18:50
by Niroj Bhandari
Are you a Buddhist? This is the one of the questions, I have faced multiple times. But before answering the question lets go into deeper what the word means. Buddha, a person who has attained spiritual realization or in Theravada or Mahayana practices nirvana; first a person who practices or is concerned something, or hold certain principle or doctrines.
Buddha like Brahma in Hindu tradition is someone whose nature is unknown or so transcended that it’s impossible for us to simply achieve the leave of understating, he is all compassionate and as of understanding, he is all compassionate and the tradition says breaker of cycle of life and death.

Throughout the history there has been multiple such personalities who have achieved such level of spiritual enlighten. Though they themselves didn’t cared about the practice of any specific rituals apart from basic percepts for a peaceful life their students or the followers created various schools of Buddhism which can be classified into Theravada, Mahayana, Bajrayana and Zen according to their basic principle of belief and practise of rites and rituals. Each of them schools have...

Plant Breeding And Food Security
Views: 405234
17. September 2017, 18:43
by Kushal Naharki
With the increasing food and nutrient insecurity, plant breeding has a major role to provide security by forming high yielding and environmental suitable varieties.
Plant breeding is an applied branch of botany which deals with improvement of agricultural crops which has contributed maximum to food production all over the world. From Green Revolution in 1960 to meet the current food requirement, plant breeding played an important role.

Plant breeding is manipulating plant attributes or performance change according to the need of the society in order to address world food demand and quality needs. Plant breeding enhances the value of food crops by improving their yield and the nutritional quality. Plant breeding is an art, science as well as technology that address food supply needs for a growing world population, helps plant to adapt to environment stress and climate change, helps in adaptation to specific production system to enhance mechaniza...

Wealth from Waste: Poverty-Environmental conservation nexus
Views: 411692
17. September 2017, 18:31
by Henry Kazula
As it has been stipulated in the Tanzania National Environmental Policy (1997) that; there is clear cause-and-effect relationship between poverty and environmental degradation. Environmental degradation is ascribed to widespread poverty-equally; poverty is habitual cause to environmental degradation as it undermines the capacity of people to manage resources wisely.
If we consider destitute people as one side of a coin in taking full responsibilities to environmental conservation; are not taking into account the need to care for the “common pool resources” in the environment;  as are equally shared and no one can restrict the right of others to use the same resource. The main target of destitute people is to find a quick and simple ways to utilize available resources for the sake of “making a day count” regardless of negative impacts to the environment in near future.

Overexploitation of the common pool resources like water, forest and land for the sake of sustaining difficulties in life has created a lot of pressure to available resources in the environment leading to serious environmental degradation. Taking ...

Red Panda In Nepal
Views: 423919
08. September 2017, 18:28
by Anjila Lamichhane
We, the youths have to speak for those who can’t raise their voice………….Lets’ protect the habitat of the wildlife….Today we are lucky enough to have them but are our future generations this much lucky??
The word panda comes from the Nepalese “poonya” which means bamboo eater.The red panda (Ailurus fulgens), also known as the red cat bear or lesser panda, is a mostly herbivorous mammal that feeds mainly on bamboo. Red pandas grow to about 50-63cm in length and have weight up to 6kg.
Distribution: On the temperate Himalayan forests of western Nepal.
They are skillful climbers that, they spend most of their time in the trees curled up with their long tails wrapped around their heads. A thick fur offers additional protection from the harsh mountain weather.
Red Pandas are threatened by less habitat and deforestation. An increase in human population, particularly in Nepal, has seen the red panda’s bamboo forest homes cleared for timber, fuel wood and agriculture lan...

Using Innovation to transform Sierra Leone
Views: 459978
27. August 2017, 14:02
by Jeremiah Thoronka
Sierra Leone has been known for their civil war, Ebola out break,corruption and more recently the mod slide that climb hundreds of life.But their is much more to be happy about, young boys are engaged in innovative works that aims in transforming their citizens life. The world was like wow! When Kelvin Doe built his own radio station using garbage materials to do so. Now their are others who are aiming to do more than he has done.
Their is a group called May Park Scientists, they are all High school students in Sierra Leone. They are made up of five boys attending St. Edward's Senior Secondary School May Park Kingtom Freetown. These are are great scientists in the making if not already. The team leader is Jeremiah Thoronka, and the other members are Brian Sankoh, Moses Moore Conteh, Idrissa Mumin Garber and Mohamed Bah.
They first built what they called a sand billboard, using sand to make one of the finest billboard I've ever seen. They made it in such a way that the moment you saw it you will not belive if they are actually the one who made it.

Every year Innovate Salone normally organise a program where in students all over the country will create an implement or equipment to compete in the annual AR T...

ICT in Agriculture
Views: 459985
27. August 2017, 13:58
by Kushal Naharki
With the development of science and technology, information and communication technology has wide scope and importance in the field of agriculture.
Information and communication technology (ICT) is defined as "diverse set of technological tools and resources used to communicate, and to create, disseminate, store and manage information. In 21st century, also known age of technology almost every field is linked to communication and information.

Farming involves risks and uncertainties due to geography, climate, raw materials required and ICT can deliver useful information to farmers on crop care, fertilizers, seed resource, market price. ICT can make a significant contribution in productivity and sustainability of small scale farmers. Global studies shows that ICT in agriculture affect economic growth and productivity of inputs positively. ICT play an important role in addressing the challenges in agriculture and uplifting the li...

Climate change and its impact on Nepalese Agriculture
Views: 469649
27. August 2017, 13:54
by Kushal Naharki
Climate change being one of the issue of global concern has intense role in agriculture of Nepal.
Any change in climate overtime, whether due to natural variability or as a result of human activities is Climate Change. Climate change is one of the major issue of global concerns of world these days with serious impacts on major fields including environment and livelihood. Agriculture is no away from the impacts of climate change.

Highly diverse nature of agriculture, high rainfall dependency, inadequate infrastructure facilities for supply of quality input, rapid degradation of soil and loss of fertility and nutrient level, and poor resources base of the farmers has made agriculture highly vulnerable to climate change. Climate change and agriculture are interrelated processes, both of which take place on global scale. Climate change has significant impacts on conditions affecting...

Top 5 Global Youth Science Entrepreneurs 2017
Views: 476923
24. August 2017, 14:05
by Lilli Nguyen Phirun
The world faces a tremendous amount of issues that have to be solved. Although it seems as if the educational level and the scientific understanding of the general public decreases more, we observe a hand full of inspiring youths that use their scientific knowledge to achieve great successes.
They have successfully proven their outstanding capabilities in competitions, projects or start-ups. This year we carefully selected five young minds as Global Youth Science Entrepreneurs 2017 to honor their achievements.

Fabian Schneider

Fabian Schneider is one of the top students in Germany and was able to win a variety of competitions and awards due to his knowledge gained through personal research and scientific institutes. He is founder of several startups and organisations such as YPPO or BoM and is engaged in several research projects. He has published his first scientific paper with an age of 19 and his actions and capabilities are inspiring to many youths around the world.

Boyan Slat

This boy started his inspiring activism concerning the o...

The Beauty of Math
Views: 491677
15. August 2017, 20:52
by Fabian Schneider
Mathematics is beautiful: From equations that express hidden relations to highly elegant proves! By combining algorithms and mathematical principles it is possible to generate images that impress through their stunning colors, shapes, and patterns, as well as the deep underlining mathematical secrets they reveal.
Mathematics and art appear to be completely different areas: Art deals with the subjective perception of the human mind and encourages unbounded creativity, no rules, no order. Mathematics, on the other hand, establishes and reveals relations through logical deduction with clear definitions and order.

The website aims to combine both: Hidden patterns of mathematics become visible by applying simple or complex ideas of art. Simultaneously, we yield wonderful pieces of art by applying logical mathematical principles or algorithmic processes!

The possibilities and opportunities to visualize complex or hidden structures and laws are limitless! Already basic ideas for art concepts yield wonderful images that reveal hidden relations.
By applying even more adva...

Scientific temperament in India
Views: 509438
09. August 2017, 21:18
by Surender Ponnalagar
In the youngest Scientific temperament & Scientific thinking of young people
India is one of the youngest nation in the world. Around 60% of population are youth. Our cultural, arts diversity examined our wealth of Science especially in Architecture, Medicine, Astronomy. But the current scenario of India examine unstable state of Scientific thinking. Many of the young people doesn't know the basic reasons of Eclipses.
Recently Lunar Eclipse was occurred. Actually its monsoon period in south India. In this occasion most of the time moon will not be visible because of clouds. But many of the people haven't taken food in the evening because of the Lunar Eclipse. They believe without scientific evidence and scientific temperament during the eclipses some negative radiations would attack earth. Even literates also believes that superstitious believes. So building sc...

Forests: To Tackle Climate Change
Views: 506412
09. August 2017, 19:24
by Anjila Lamichhane
Planet for today and tomorrow. Lets' save it for the future generation.
We really appreciate the word “Forest”, as it is very useful in our day to day life…………from our birth to death. Climate change is emerging as perhaps the greatest environmental challenge of the twenty-first century. It is basically, the change in precipitation and rainfall pattern. The global threats, such as poverty, starvation, deforestation, conflict, over population growth, green house gas emission, environmental pollution, soil degradation, and desertification contribute to climate change, necessitating an approach to a solution for it. Climate change cannot be totally eradicated but only be mitigated. Climate change mitigation consist the actions to limit the magnitude or rate of long-term climate change. Forests can be part of th...

New Official YPPO Country Representative: Philippines
Views: 513824
09. August 2017, 09:47
by Amina Shayne
Being the Youth Planet Protector Organization Country Representative for the Philippines, she aims to create a resilient network of youth advocate from the different parts of the Philippines.
The journey of an Amina Shayne started as she espied on how the world currently revolves around the sight of rotting fauna and the sound of dying flora. The turning of the hues of the sea from blue to black and the sight of the continuous turning of forest into the the bald state -- these are just some of the happenings that pushed her to do something.

At the age of eight, Amina Shayne started involving herself in community immersions and volunteer works that deal with peace and ecological advocacies. She uses the power of paintbrushes, murals and digital art as a form of protest art to address ecological issue and to inspire other youth advocates. She is also a student researcher that aims to find alternative solutions on issues involving marine life degradation. Currently, she is...

Abortion Business Among Young People And The Way Forward
Views: 514705
07. August 2017, 17:18
by Francis Ametepey
As a campaigner with excessive passion for young people’s sexual procreative health and right issues draw my courtesy to share with you all my comprehension attracting young people on their sexual reproductive health and right
Teenage gestation and abortion both have become a contemporary issue on the desk of legislator’s, policy makers, parents, community leaders and all stake holders responsible. Generally, we all agree that the theme of young people having sex when they are not hypothetical to is nothing imaginative and how to do abortion customarily is already known to them. Where do they learn this habit from? Theoretical says it’s because of the novelty, newness, the mystery and the hearsay about sexuality. According to my research conducted in Nsawam community in the Eastern region of the Republic of Ghana on why and how we do abortion as young people.

My commitment with 58 young people (36 girls and 22 boys) between the ages of 15-24 about why we do abortion? Out of the 58 young people...

Tilapia , a boon to Nepal
Views: 517531
05. August 2017, 05:38
by Ranjan Wagle
The Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus) is a species of tilapia, which can be a next move towards protein security to Nepalese People. Its hardness and quality to adapt to low dissolve oxygen condition on water makes it suitable to farm , especially in Nepal where scientific approach is still beyond farmers hand.
Tilapia has distinctive, regular, vertical stripes extending as far down the body as the bottom edge of the caudal fin, with variable coloration. Adults reach up to 60 cm (24 in) in length and up to 4.3 kg (9.5 lb).[1] It lives for up to nine years.[1] It tolerates brackish water and survives temperatures between 8 and 42 °C (46 and 108 °F).[1] It is an omnivore, feeding on plankton as well as on higher plants.- via Wikipedia

Though introduction of tilapia in Nepal has passed over a decade, its cultivation has not flourished.People still fear about the market condition and its protein value. When it comes to potential of Tilapia fish farming , generally, low-laying areas with water stagnation are suitable for agriculture activities. These types area can be converted into po...

New Official YPPO Country Representative: India
Views: 542608
24. July 2017, 14:16
by Pradeep
These are my motivation to become the Country Representative of India.My next move is to form an YPPO community in India with co-ordinators from every state and to start designing and executing projects along with YPPO.
I am Pradeep, from southern state of India, Tamilnadu. I am a science enthusiast and a mechanical engineer who is currently pursuing physics. Currently I am working in Audacious Dreams Foundation which aims to inspire, inform, engage, enable and empower youth for Global understanding for sustainable development.

  • I always want to take science to each and every human in society which will make them ask questions ‘how’ and ‘why’ in every aspect of their lives. By this they can find solutions to most of the problems they face.

  • India is well-known for its man power especially youth power.

  • There are thousands of science aspirants among them.

  • India is one of the major contributors to pollution.

  • I personally lov...

Our Forests Crying For Help
Views: 552959
21. July 2017, 15:52
by Dawda Jallow
Trees For Life
Forests are very vital for life, home to millions of animal and tree species, protect the soil from erosion, produce oxygen, store carbon dioxide, and help control the climate. Forests are also vital for us to live as they provide us with food, shelter and medicines as well as many other useful things.

But it’s really sad that the people are considering personal monetary benefits over collective interest and The Gambian government are considering the revenues collected from these timber dealers over the impacts of climate change.

Deforestation has become a legal business in The Gambia where the forest’s trees are cleared on a massive scale by selfish and greedy individuals who tend to neglect the impacts it’s gonna have on the environment and it’s peop...

Successful YPPO Nepal One Day Workshop
Views: 554245
19. July 2017, 19:23
by Ram Neupane
The program was a grand success as the large number of participants involved actively. We received significant amount of queries about the membership procedure for YPPO by non-YPPO participants. We have given them the link to YPPO website. This program was successful in drawing attention of scientific minds to YPPO and has given a new hope to them about the role of YPPO to influence the future.
Youth Planet Protector Organization (YPPO)-Nepal organized “YPPO-Nepal One Day Workshop” at Agriculture and Forestry University, Rampur, Chitwan. The workshop, being the first program of YPPO-Nepal had following major objectives:

  • To bring together all members of YPPO-Nepal in the same place and introduce each other.

  • To orient the members about the major objectives and activities of YPPO.

  • To introduce YPPO to the general audience and motivate them to tie up with YPPO activities.

  • Experience sharing by YPPO-Nepal representative R.C Neupane who recently participated in Syngenta USAID Ag Students Connection Program, Vietnam.

The program was conducted at the Entomology lab of Agriculture and Forestry University. ...

New Official YPPO Country Representative: Kenya
Views: 551052
19. July 2017, 19:08
by Zacharia Ng'ang'a
As the country representative of Kenya, he plans to unite youths by bringing them together to form a big, fully supportive, dedicated and passionate YPPO team that will eventually be running projects and facilitation concurrently. Zacharia believes that the youth have what it takes to make things happen and are creative enough to champion the right by pushing beyond limitations.
Zacharia Waithaka Ng’ang’a is a highly motivated young man born on 22nd March, 1996. He is currently in his final lap at Kenyatta University pursuing Bachelor of Science in Animal Health and Production. He is also a youth leader, environmental conservationist and animal welfare activist. Zacharia is very ambitious and focuses to enhance the livelihoods of the less fortunate through community projects and services. He is very dedicated to bring on board solutions that help to solve day to day challenges to free humanity from servitude.

He has organized and participated in many national projects, events and conferences with many organizations and government programs. He has served as the organizing secretary and assessor of Presidents Award Kenyatta University. He is the ...

Ocean Acidification : An emerging threat to environment
Views: 569040
17. July 2017, 16:40
by Santoshi Bhattarai
Ocean acidification is an emerging environmental problem which is the result of increasing rate of Carbon dioxide emission. The amount of carbon dioxide produced from burning of fossil fuels, accumulates in the atmosphere, which causes not only global warming but also ocean acidification. About 90% of CO2 of atmosphere is absorbed by oceans creating the largest sink.

CO2 reacts with sea water to form carbonic acid and reduces the available form of calcium to different marine species. Ocean pH has been decreased by increasing average acidity by30%. If this goes on, coral reefs will continue to diminish and shellfishes will continue to lose their shell and even start to dissolve.

Sea/ocean provides the biggest source of wild or domestic protein in the world. Each year some 70-7...

Theory of Self Sustainability of Nature
Views: 556665
17. July 2017, 11:43
by Vivek Modi
"vasudhaiva kutumbakam” It is the ancient Indian principle which means the whole world is my family.As a family we live together and our lives are dependent on each other.
And the world includes not just humans but each and everything exists on the globe. It includes humans, animals, birds, insects, microbes and “trees.”

No one can sustain alone. We all together are the inseparable part of universe and we create the world. Our existence is dependent on each other. And we humans need to understand this that any imbalance in the system of nature will cause us a big loss in the future.

Trees and forests do not just give oxygen, purifies air, helps bringing rain, gives us fruits, flowers, vegetables, medicines, sustains the soil from erosion, gives beautiful appearance, shade and home to birds and many different species but, it is necessary to maintain the balance of nature and to keep your own self alive.

As a youth activist, a ...

Teenage Pregnancy, The Way Forward
Views: 556677
17. July 2017, 11:36
by Francis Ametepey
Teenage pregnancy is defined as an unintended pregnancy during adolescence. This type of pregnancy takes place between the ages of 12 to 19 years.
For the past years, Ghana as a nation has recorded higher rate of teenage pregnancy making the central region of Ghana rating the highest. Even though Central region took the lead, the story is the same in all the other nine regions. The Ghana health service report 2015 indicates that more than 13000 girls got pregnant in the Central region in the year under review while Greater Accra recorded a total 10,000 teenage pregnancy cases in 2015. In Ghana, females represent 51.2 per cent of the entire population of almost 25 million whereas adolescents represent 22.4 per cent of the total population. And this appears to suggest that females are approximately more than half of Ghana’s population.

The rates of teenage pregnancy in Ghana are high; of all births registered in the countr...

The Rhetorical Letter
Views: 560640
14. July 2017, 12:42
by Muhammed Tekanyi
The article is a rhetorical letter to the African leaders on the wrong prioritization of their national budget spending.
To: The African Leaders,
Cc: Fellow Africans.

Dear all,

Some of you may not agree but I've always thought of HUNGER, IGNORANCE (and POOR HEALTH) being the main problems of our Africa!

For the hungry can do ANYTHING (which could include crimes, corruption, etc) to relief the hunger.

And the ignorant on the other hand, knows NOTHING on the difference between right and wrong (and are as well unaware of the consequences) in as much as what is done is satisfying.

Thus, the ANYTHING and NOTHING singly or combined can result to POOR HEALTH and as well INSECURITY which both are the drainage of our economy!

Hence the need to educate and feed our people in order to solve our centuries old continental problems which will give a resultant reduction in our e...

Empowering Youth to Protect Mother Earth
Views: 566472
12. July 2017, 03:07
by Vivek Modi
Raise For Sustainability is an initiative of a team of young change makers that works diligently to enable youth to comprehend the importance of the environment and environmental sustainability, makes concerted efforts to conserve it and tries to make the world a better place to live in.
We believe, the youth is the backbone of tomorrow’s well-being. They are an important source of creativity and drivers of social change. Raise for Sustainability believes that government, civil society organizations, academic institutions, and individuals have to work in solidarity for the protection of nature.

We aim to change attitudes and behavior, to protect and conserve the environment. Humanity's greed has made the Earth sick. We aspire to create a tribe of people who can raise their voices to defend her.

Raise for Sustainability strives to create a sustainable tomorrow. It started from an awareness campaign about environmental degradation at Gujarat Power Engineering and Research Institute with a small team of young volunteers. It is a team of young, talented ...

New Official YPPO Country Representative: Nepal
Views: 586360
10. July 2017, 13:40
by Ram Neupane
As a country representative, my immediate plan is to establish a fully dedicated and dynamic YPPO team in Nepal. In the future, I have plans to launch various projects and events to meet the aims and objectives of YPPO.
I am Ram Chandra Neupane. I was born on 12th April, 1995. I am currently pursuing bachelor in Agriculture at Agriculture and Forestry University, Nepal. I am most passionate on raising the livelihood of small holder farmers through agricultural research and innovation. I am currently working on various research projects and environmental organizations. Recently, I participated in Syngenta – USAID Ag Student Connections program in Vietnam and learned various issues faced by small holder farmers. I also worked as social media ambassador to Global Food Security Symposium -2017, Washington DC convened by Chicago Council on Global Affairs and Played key role to extend the messages and themes of symposium across south Asia Region.

I strongly believe that the power to rescue the moth...

New Official YPPO Country Representative: Liberia
Views: 588218
09. July 2017, 19:19
by James Gibson
James Big-James Gibson is the new country representative of Liberia to bring change to the youths within his country and environment for the world.
James Big-James Gibson was born July 7 1992. He is a junior student of Starz College of Science and Technology studying Information Technology. He is an Educator, consultant, Youth Activist and socialist. James has hold many achievements in, Public Management, Civic Leadership, Business and Entrepreneur, Strategies for Personal Growth and Development, Management strategic for people and resource, strengthening public sector and service, and Education in a changing world.

James Big-James Gibson was appointed a country representative of Liberia to bring change to the youths within his country or environment from the international world. James has worked with people of diverse background and professional settings and I have served many positions so he wants to leverage his experience a...

The Golan: Peace in our Time?
Views: 621847
25. June 2017, 23:19
by Matan Barak
One of the major conflicts that have yet to be dealt with in the Middle East is the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Our readers most likely know how it is from the events in recent years, at the minimum through buzzwords; Hamas, Fatah, Gaza, West Bank, Israel, Defensive Edge, et cetera.
However, less people know that the conflict has roots from the early 20th century, and that it has evolved about 3 times; First it was a conflict between the Jews and Arabs against the Ottoman Empire and the British Empire. Nearing the end of the British Mandate, the conflict became the first form of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, however very quickly it became the Arab-Israeli-Palestinian conflict as the Palestinians took more of a back seat while Israel and the Arab states surrounding it took turns at each other. This lasted until roughly the 70’s when Egypt, led by Anwar Sadat, began negotiating with Israel for peace, while openly rebelling against the Khartoum resolution in 1967 and against Nasser’s legacy.

During the prime time of the Arab-Israeli conflict, the ...

Time and Space
Views: 624656
19. June 2017, 12:29
by Chaima Baztami
150 million kilometers is the distance between our Earth and the Sun; 8 minutes is the time needed for sunlight to reach us. The Sun is among the closest stars to our “obscure grain of sand called earth” (Giacomo Leopardi) and every time we observe its light, we are looking at how it was in the near past of 8 minutes ago.
Sirius, the brightest star in the firmament, of the constellation Canis Major, is 7 light years away: its light travels for 7 years just to brighten our nights. And if we were looking at a more distant star, time would be even more stretched, the glow even more ancient. The night sky, a muse to poets and lovers, is a mirror into the past, an exhibit of stars that travel through time to brush our eyes with their light.

The most distant object in the sky ever observed is 13.4 billion light years away, therefore, when we gaze at it, we are seeing how it looked like when the universe itself was only 3% of its age today. It is plausible to think that some of the stars still visible to this day in the night’s dome have actually exploded, ceasing to exist, but we are able to see the...

YPPO at DBU Congress
Views: 651650
13. June 2017, 17:05
by Fabian Schneider
YPPO was represented at the Biodiversity Congress 2017 in Osnabrueck, Germany organised by the DBU and the German government. We raised financial support and are now officially sponsored by the DBU!
The YPPO strives to unite youths throughout the world to foster stronger scientific impact in current debates on global issues. Since the protection of our planet requires a fundamental understanding of the earth - our common ground - we encourage young people's innovative ideas and attitudes to approach environmental problems. Members of YPPO collaborate within our network to unleash the potential of local as well as international projects that raise awareness of the critical situation of our environment and develop scientific solutions.

Fabian Schneider, the International Coordinator of YPPO, and Rami Aly, the Chief Administrative Officer, represented the Youth Planet Protector Organisation at the annual biodiversity congress. Over 180 youths and students participated to share th...

Family planning and women empowerment
Views: 647702
12. June 2017, 16:31
by Rajesh Sharma
Family planning refers to the factors that may be considered by a couple in a committed relationship and each individual, involved in deciding if and when to have children. Family planning involve consideration of the number of children a couple wish to have as well as the age at which they wish to have them.
These matters are obviously influenced by external factors such as marital situation, career considerations, financial position, any disabilities that may affect their ability to have children and raise them. There are various means of family planning. These means are meant to reduce the unwanted pregnancies and prevent the transmission of sexually transmitted diseases like Syphilis, Gonorrhoea, HIV AIDS. These include IUCD, Copper T, Condom, contraceptive pills and sterilization process like Vasectomy for male and tubectomy for female.

Access to safe and voluntary family planning is a human right. FP is central to gender equality and women empowerment and it is a key factor in reducing unwanted pregnancies, sexually transmitted diseases etc. So we can say FP provides the dual prote...

Girl’s education needs Sustainability
Views: 668174
05. June 2017, 14:11
by Francis Ametepey
Being born as a girl into this world seems to be a curse. Women have and continue to suffer various degrees of injustices and inequalities spanning from cultural, social, economic, religious, and political matters.
Nothing deserves more critical consideration in education than the inequality in education for boys and girls in the poorest countries around the globe. The barriers to girls’ education have been an old phenomenon in society and have proved too problematic to resolve. Their inhumane treatment dated back since human civilization. The discrimination and abuse perpetrated against women continue in society through traditional practices, stereotyping, cultural and religious beliefs which put women at risk and neglect at any level.
These negative attitudes have affected their educational opportunities. But globally, education is recognized as the
fundamental human rights - where every child has the right to receive quality basic education; it is a critical
resource to reduce pove...

Business as unusual for Sustainable development
Views: 664969
05. June 2017, 14:03
by Henry Kazula
Our planet Earth is facing number of unprecedented environmental challengesscientifically diagnosed as “global sickness” resulted from environmental degradation grounded from human activities for self-interest to profit-making in business etting. Tanzania, among the other developing countries, is at higher risks of facing the negative impacts from various forms of environmental degradation as it makes every effort to alleviate poverty, as is a close relationship between the latter and environmental degradation.
In seeking a daily bread to call a day, most people in developing countries find immediate resources from common pool resources-“natural capital” as initial investment capital to start small businesses (i.e. unsustainable charcoal making, unsustainable agriculture, unsustainable fishing etc.). Whereas the giant businesses keep on embracing unsustainable production of goods and services while the consumers keep on purchasing unsustainable goods and services with a myths of living a modern lifestyle, that, all inclusively create grave environmental impacts to our planet.

Energetically influencing the community to turn around their mode of production and consumption from individual / business / organizational practices to more sustainable, I cannot underestimate a collectiv...

The Power of Volunteering For Sustainable Development
Views: 692144
29. May 2017, 09:06
by Francis Ametepey
It takes giant to make decisions on volunteering at this era of unemployment crises.Young people can only make a life out of selfless devotion in volunteering than to be money conscious. The decision to leave your comfort zone and stay with people of Different background is a bold decision that only dedicated and passionate young people can make.
As a young person who has great passion for community development and transforming life in a manner that seems to be impossible to the layman understanding. After serving International Citizen Service (Challenges Worldwide-Ghana) as a volunteer this was the power I derived from It

Action for Girls Education-Action @ Home

The right of the girl to education is a fundamental human right. As a youth activist and a member of YAG Youth Board, raising the voices of the girls' right to education is of high interest. As part of my Action @ Home project I did for volunteering with Challenges Worldwide, I conducted a survey on girls between 13-17 years in Kofisa village in the Eastern Region of Ghana. From my findings I realized that Girl’s drop-out rate from school in...

Let's walk the same step
Views: 672847
29. May 2017, 08:56
by Armand Eklou
It all started three years ago when two years after my Baccalaureate second part, I followed a documentary HOME of Yann Arthus-Bertrand who presents the state of our planet, the causes and consequenses of the overconsumption of Its resources by man and his unconsciousness. I was then a student in Biology and Animal Physiology at the Lomé Campus. So touched by the facts, I immediately turned my jacket and oriented myself towards the environment and the preservation of Mother Nature.
The beginning

The environment, which makes people laugh, makes others smile and calls for consciousness at least one is also an area which for us citizens of certain countries is an opportunity certainly but also a journey.

After a one-year course, we initiated and organized the "Waste Management in Kpessi" project, which consists of collecting the waste generated by the IAEC students on their integration day and returning it to a structure Competent authority; A tradition that has been perpetuated until now. More than that, we organized the fourth edition of the Celebration of the Earth in Togo (CETETO) in collaboration with the Students of the Water and Environment Management of the University of Lomé and the association ASOL Togo under the theme: "How to make...

For The Gambia My Homeland
Views: 704227
24. May 2017, 09:48
by Muhammed Tekanyi
Out on the western capsule of mainland Africa and at nose to the Atlantic ocean seats a nation with abeautiful strip of land buttered by a sooth river after which it was named and gloriously infested withsmiling people - The Gambia!
A nation that is blessed with diverse people of different tribes, culture and traditions whom are recognised as quick but yet intact in adaptation with whatever rolls their corridors. From science to technology, from music to hospitality, from advocacy to business, her people huddle all the way breaking barriers to the end while raising the national colours high.

Notably one of the few if not the only country globally, gifted with the act of peacefully living together and joyfully sharing traditions regardless of religion or tribe, region or class - from customes to gatherings, from names to dishes, from spiritual celebrations to regional jokes, all serving as ingredients to the bonds of her social fabric.

However, I got so much fascinating moments and stories while ...

What youth unemployment could lead to
Views: 684924
24. May 2017, 09:42
by Dodou Touray
Youths forms an indispensable section of the country's population. Despite such claims, this vulnerable group have continued to face the havocs of persistent unemployment, with serious neglect and underemployment. It was the time that such conquences led the youths to venture into actions best known to themselves, as a matter of meeting their desires.
One of those actions was their zeal to venture into the high seas, into the mediteranian, and then to Europe. However, this motif has resulted to substansive number of casualties with others withheld in captivity. The country has recorded a siginificant decline in youth population at the time, and that was a failure on the side of the government.

Second to the perilous journey as a consequence of youth unemployment was the growing instinct of DRUG ABUSE. Uptil now, this particular problem has not been sanctioned. For those on the ground, drug becomes the only 'legal force' upon which they satisfy and make themselves confortable. They organised 'ghettos' and other gatherings, where they take in more than 100kg of canabbis on a daily basis. Such was the only option of an unemployed a...

Youth Agenda in Urban Planning in Yangon
Views: 703251
23. May 2017, 11:40
by Ar Kar Htet Lwin Oo
What is agenda for youths in urban planning? Youth section are losing here? Don’t ignore youth! Can't develop without youth. Give opportunities to youth, Cooperate with youth, that the best way in urban planning.
Yangon, second capital city of Myanmar (Burma), the commercial city. Yangon is connected international airport and port, the development city in Myanmar (Burma). And then most of youth are live in Yangon such as students, employees and others.

Today Yangon, need to urban development because many issues having in city. These are traffic case, air pollution, water and garbage, street market seller, gutter over case, high building and transportation. We need to solve this issues. Therefore 30 youths in Yangon discussed youth agenda in urban. They made one of forum in April 22 and 23. In this forum, we discussed with state holders and technicians. After forum, we organized Municipal Youth Team to integrate youth and state holder for urban planning.

Youths own many skills such a...

Negligence: The journey of West Africa education
Views: 700046
23. May 2017, 11:32
by Francis Ametepey
Prescribed education is essentially and culturally valuable in a society. A good school presentation is like a litmus paper which shows, future social success providing a wealthy bundle of knowledge.
Since the early 20th century, there has been anxiety in thoughtful why some children had difficulty learning. In recent years, access to school has become universal and consequently, complaints of examination malpractices, underprivileged school performance and difficulty learning have increased in doctors' offices.
Since last decade, the enormous majority of children are enrolled in basic and junior high schools. The access to school is no longer restricted, but "education quality" and examinations misconducts are still problems to be solved.
More than a few studies show that about 15% to 20% of offspring in their early school years have difficulty wisdom and, thus, a deprived school performance. These estimates can reach 30-50% if the first six school years are scrutinized. ...

Is The Gambia a secular state?
Views: 702335
18. May 2017, 13:36
by Modou Lamin Jallow
"Secularism is a highly contested concept, which is why across different political systems; it is 'unquestionably the 'most misused word'. This is partly because the concept can be used in several related, but different ways, thus making it difficult to know its exact meaning".

Fortunately, for our case (in the Gambia) the constitution as the primordial source of our laws has saved us from the pangs of these uncertainties. Thus, I will be using it as a key factor in proving the irrefutable secular status of the Gambia. For a start it’s also worth noting the philosophical complexity of the usage of the term, given that it is subject to various definitions and interpretation. To this end, I will focus only on the social and political dimension of the concept. In the sense of the former secularity posits a rigid character of total rejection of religion and is often described in this aspect as anti-religious. The latter on the other hand postulates a pluralist society where secularity is seen as a cohesive device that accommodates multipl...

Wanna Cry? How simple hacking in today's time truly is
Views: 706744
18. May 2017, 01:51
by Fabian Schneider
Hospitals out of service! Companies losing millions! Memories of people destroyed! - The world was under attack in the middle of May 2017. "WannaCry"? That's not a question, but the name of the "virus" that infected millions of computers in over 150 countries.
Especially computer lacking recent Microsoft updates were affected and caused a total encryption of your files! The only way to recover your files is by paying a ransom ranging from 300 to 600 USD [2]!

You might think that this was a single strike caused by experts, but let me show you how simple hacking can be in today's time!

Imagine yourself sitting in a Starbucks or any other location offering free wifi! You enjoy your coffee and type on your laptop the next big article for Voices of Youth. Everything seems perfect, but then you see your worst enemy entering the coffee house: He has not just taken your girlfriend, but also posted embarrassing pictures of you on Instagram. You see him ordering coffee and taking a seat on the other corner of the room. He takes his laptop ou...

Stop Polluting The Gambia
Views: 706744
18. May 2017, 01:51
by Omar Malmo Junior
Our marine resources are dwindling at an increasing rate yet no solution from the men and women at the helm of affairs. Before sacking technocrats and experts, sack the foreigners (Chinese) from our water body for their bad fishing nets and waste dumping culminating to a high pollution potential in our water body.
In no time soon, The Gambia considered as the smiling coast will frown within midst of hunger and taste. Consider our women and youth for sustainable development sake.
#Gunjur polluted yet nothing is done, in #Brufut the fishing nets where catching the juvenile fish nothing was done until the Chinese decided to kill each other and the rest of them left. #Karting and #Tanji under threat yet nothing is said or done.

What a parasitic country I found myself to be a citizen of yet I commend the #youth and #women for keeping the red fire burning. We must rise above all obstacles but with consideration to our environmental responsibilities.

Jollof's environment has been crying for far too long in the hands of the self-centered, environmentally myopic and sustainable development g...

The Rainforest Destruction Cam
Views: 723420
15. May 2017, 04:33
by Simon Govender
The destruction of Rainforests all over the world increases dramatically. Since nations all over the world profit by the extensive amounts of wood the extent of the problem is being kept hidden from society. We will deploy multiple cameras at the borders of the rain forest that will live stream the situations.
The goal is to raise awareness about the current situations in rainforests and to point out the dramatically increase in destruction. This has to stop! We want to show that the industries which are responsible for cutting wood are not taking care of animals, the environment and verify the assumption of corruption in these industries.

There are several important key steps:

The streaming platform would be most likely Therefore it is important to talk to them about the idea, and ask them for allowance.
The next steps would be to find somebody in the community who lives near the borders of a rainforest(We will start with which ever rainforest is the nearest for a member). When found, the infrastructure needs to be build for livestreaming: Coninously connected to th...

KMC: The Most Corrupt Institution
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15. May 2017, 04:33
by Omar Malmo Junior
To say KMC is the most corrupt institution in The Gambia maybe an understatement but saying it is the most wicked institution to its employees on Bakoteh Dumpsite should be a statement in every Gambians mouth.
The 2.2 million Euros is nowhere to be seen, has it been used for jamborees for the APRC? The big question remain unanswered. It is evident that KMC has not represented the interest of the people effectively and efficiently instead can be define as the most corrupt institution in the country.

From the horses mouth, an employee said "KMC only provide us with protective gears once every year. I have been working here for 7 years during the PPP government and 22 years under the APRC government and a total of 29 years but KMC moves from bad to worst. The people at the helm of affairs only care about themselves and not us. Now when I cough I can feel that I'm sick due to sharp pains but if not for your radio program, I wouldn't have known that it's due to accumulation of toxic substances...

YPPO at MILSET Photo Contest
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15. May 2017, 04:28
by Lukas Santos
The MILSET Science Photo Contest is open for submissions from 01/02 to 01/06 and the YPPO community encourages everyone to participate. It would be an honor to have a YPPO member win this contest of this year!
The basic instructions of the MILSET website say:

Prize: The winner wins a digital reflex camera.

Age limit: Photographer must be at the maximum 35 years old.

- Black and white or colour
- Minimum photo resolution: 1600*1200 pixels
- Maximum file size: 4Mb
- File format: png, jpeg, pdf, psd, eps, ps, pcd
- Non modified
- With a title and a description of maximum 200 words

Copyright: All images must be original and must belong to the participant. Submitted images remain property of the photographer. The author grants the MILSET and its members and partners the right of free usage of the image for promotional non-profit usage guarantying the image will be credited appropriately. The photographer declares having the permission of all perso...

Water quality of the Ganges
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15. May 2017, 04:26
by Rami Aly
We want to gather many water probes of the Ganges so that we can measure and inspect the water quality! This is very important since the Ganges is the longest river in India and is being used widely by many people in India. The consequences of the usage could be more understandable by inspecting the quality.
The most important step would be to find volunteers to send us water probes of the Ganges. There can never be enough probes so as many volunteers as possible are being asked to send us probes....

Air Quality of North Korea
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15. May 2017, 04:25
by Hannes Linke
North Korea is a highly separated country so that the air pollution in the capital city Pyongyang is assumed to be low. In case YPPO members are able to spend time inside of Pyongyang we want them to take a air test so that we can evaluate the pollution inside a separated country such as North Korea.
The air test would be a small capture of the air, e.g. within a flask or some other isolated container. This capture should be send to experts within the YPPO community so that we can evaluate the air quality.

This is a interesting challenge. But please do not put yourself in danger!...

Global ISS Spotting
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15. May 2017, 04:21
by Tim Schmidt
The ISS passes the night sky in every cities and can be seen as moving dot! We want YPPO members to take ISS pictures out of their home city so that we can not just create a gallery of stunning images, but also compare the light pollution of different cities.
YPPO members are supposed to create images with a long exposure time of the night sky. There are many websites that tell you when the ISS passes your night sky and is visible. We also recommend the app Sputnik!

The pictures will be presented as gallery on a new section or on a new website and allow the comparison of the light pollution in different cities, e.g. South Africa vs. Germany vs. China.

The project will connect YPPO members around the world and gives us a moment to watch the night sky and to appreciate the wonderful world we live in....

International Youth Journal
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15. May 2017, 04:16
by Fabian Schneider
The International Youth Journal publishes articles from inspiring youths to audiences on an international level! If you are interested in some topic and would like to share your knowledge, your experiences or opportunity you should submit an article today!
The International Youth Journal offers interested youths the unique possibility to publish articles about recent topics online on an international level. Most articles are written by high-class students who are interested and have successfully proven their knowledge in a given field. The journal is operated on an international level which enables authors to reach a wide range of audience across the nations.

The four main categories - science, environment, politics and YPPO stories - as well as the clear structure enable great exchange and readability. Any youth that take action and want to make an impact are welcomed to receive the International Youth Journal and eventually become author!

What makes the IYJ unique?

The International Youth Journal focuses heavily on en...

Measure Air Pollution with Laser
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15. May 2017, 04:14
by Ben Schaefer
We want to install a Laser construction in different cities to measure air pollution. To accomplish this task we need YPPO member that want to help us in installing these constructions in their cities. The measured date will then be used to rank different cities regarding air pollution and transparency!
The gathered Data will be very helpful in evaluating the air pollution in different cities and compare them to each other. This type of measurement hasn‘t be done yet and could give us important information about the quality of living in these cities since the maximum viewing distance is a factor for the sense of well-beging in the respective city.

We would like to install the construction in major citiies like Tokyo, Shanghai, Mumbai, Cairo, London, Berlin, New York, Sao Paulo and so on and so forth.
After a member has volunteered to help us we will send him the construction and give him/her further instructions. The measured data will be send back to us and we will evaluate them....

Rainforest Live:
Views: 723455
15. May 2017, 04:12
by Simon Krus
We want to set up a webcam in the center of the Amazonas rainforest, which enables the public to realize the beauty and activity inside the forest through an online platform. People could be encouraged to take action!
In order to place a working webcam inside the Amazonas it is necessary to collaborate with a local YPPO member. We want to connect a webcam to solar planes which power the webcam. The main unit shall be a Raspberry Pi which transmit the pictures via satellites or local communication services..

Furthermore we would like to set up a website that is called to make the webcam stream available to everyone! It would be a nice possible to get a live look inside the beauty of the rainforest that we need to protect!

The last step will be to share the webcam via social media and other channels to raise further attention for the project outside of the YPPO community! We have to take every step to protect the rainforest!...

CONCEPT The great new YPPO Project
Views: 717021
15. May 2017, 04:10
by Fabian Schneider
CONCEPT aims to deploy probes in distinct ocean cycles to continuously measure various parameters possibly influenced by climate change. The measured data is transmitted daily to the YPPO server and visualized on the YPPO front page in real time. This publically accessible data will allow you to follow ocean dynamics.
he latest international project supported by the YPPO community is named CONCEPT. CONCEPT aims to deploy probes in distinct ocean cycles to continuously measure various parameters possibly influenced by climate change. The measured data is transmitted daily to the YPPO server and visualized on the YPPO front page in real time. This publically accessible data will allow you to follow general ocean dynamics and eventually the long-term process of climate change.

The first probe has been deployed in the Atlantic Ocean near São Miguel Island, an island of the Azores, on the 14.02.2017. Since then the probe has been transmitting sensor information every day. The transmitted data and the current position is visualized on the YPPO front page and is accessible to the public. But to g...

Classification of Github-Repositories
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15. May 2017, 01:32
by Rami Aly
Almost every developer has used or at least heard from Version control programs like git. These programs are used to manage and control development projects:
Every change can be documented and will be saved as well as many other benefits. Platforms like Github are web-based Git repositories and allows to share git repositories with the world.
However, since these tools are great for publishing and collaborating other repositories like Data, Homework and Educational Materials some sort of Classification could be very helpful for searching explicitly for a special type of file on github.
This exercise is part of a topic which is called Datamining in computer science. This topic is focused on the extraction of non-trivial information (therefore Information which is not retrievable ...