On the sidelines of the European Development Days in Brussels, Belgium, Devex spoke to three African youth leaders — part of a group of 14 future leaders that shared their views and experiences in the forum’s high-level debates — who said that development aid should focus on policy reforms.
Kenyan Ivy Langat suggested a framework for migration to urban areas are needed. “Urbanization has taken place at such a rapid pace … that many cities have not been able to manage or cater to the needs that come with many people coming to the city,” she said. South Sudanese James Thuch Madhier meanwhile thinks that developing new ways to improve aid is not the way to help Africa as it only empowers dictators. “Trade is a springboard for development,” he said, adding that it should be guided by ethics and strong policies.
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