Young Sudanese girl wins title of UN Citizen AmbassadorListen /
Young people are using their voice as global citizens to tell world leaders what needs to be done to make the world a better and safer place. Sijin Ojulu, a young girl originally from South Sudan, is a winner of the 2011 UN Citizens Ambassadors Video Contest, where young people pitch an idea to the Secretary-General of the UN that could change the world. Armed with the honorary title for the next two years, she wants to use the platform to help promote birth registration in poor countries. Sijin sat down with Gerry Adams to share her vision as well as the frustrations of the youth in getting their ideas across.
Women in South Sudan want to help build their new nation
Meanwhile, in South Sudan, women are demanding to exercise their right to rebuild their nation and plan for its future. Africa's newest nation remains one of the world's poorest countries, with just 30 miles of paved roads and only 15 percent literacy. An International Engagement Conference on South Sudan, IEC, took place in Washington DC in the US, to help raise money and discuss development planning for South Sudan. Mary Kojo, Minister of Gender, Child and Social Welfare spoke to Jocelyne Sambira about the priorities for South Sudanese women.
Benin fishers find new way to make a living
Benin’s lakes and wetlands have been depleted of fish due to overfishing and destruction of mangroves and natural habitats. Livelihoods are being threatened, competition is fierce and the fish is scarce. But now these lakes are being rehabilitated and fishermen and fish-sellers are finding alternative ways to make a living. Rose Mensah used to sell fried fish and chips, but then switched to raising rabbits in an innovative project supported by The International Fund for Agricultural Development,IFAD.
Producer: Jocelyne Sambira