School of Humanities and Social Sciences Faculty participates in Youth webinar on Extraordinary leadership in Extra Ordinary Times
By Diana Meso.
Dr. Elijah Munyi, Assistant Professor, International Relations, was part of the panel during a youth webinar held to discuss how to tap into Youth’s potential to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, held on Friday, June 5 by the East African Youth Congress Trust.
In the discussions, youth were urged not to fear change but embrace it and to take charge in progressive leadership. The discussions further pointed out that the Kenyan government is putting strategies in place to ensure that youth get business and leadership opportunities to help cushion them during this pandemic. They were also encouraged to help in identifying the challenges and needs in their communities and move rapidly to address them.
Also, in the discussions were Hon. Anne Nyaga (CAS, Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Cooperatives), Dr. Alex Awiti (Vice Provost East Africa-Aga Khan University), Raphael Obonyo (Co-founder, The Youth Congress), Irene Kendi (Youth Adviser to the CS, Ministry of Public Service and Gender), Emmanuel Atamba (Youth Ambassador, Route to Food), Lawrence Muli, (Co-Founder, ADRES Group) and Edward Wanyonyi (Communications Manager, Tetra Tech International Development) among others.
The East African Youth Congress Trust focuses on identifying, developing and implementing plans solely for the reduction of challenges in Africa whilst integrating and empowering the youth.