WYMD Talks

WYMD Talks

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Conversations on democratic practices, activism and social justice, and the dangers democracy faces today.


Effective Coalition-building in the Fight Against Disinformation
Jul 3 • 34 min
Where democracy is fragile, strength is often in numbers - and how those numbers add up. Where democracy is weak, unison and collective action is a crucial tool in fighting undemocratic phenomena, such as widespread and pervasive disinformation. How do we…
Africa Day: Layers of Discourse
May 24 • 79 min
Our commemoration of Africa Day, led by a conversation moderated by WYMD Leadership Board member and founder of Success Capital, Dumiso Gatsha, unpacks variant experiences and layers of complex political discourse in light of our history, civic space and…
Combating Disinformation: The Role of Mainstream Media
May 22 • 27 min
Is the mainstream media responsible for the rise of disinformation in Nigeria? How can fact-checking be used to counter disinformation? What steps should you follow to fact-check a piece of information, either online or offline? Dive into the second part…
Combating Disinformation: The Role of Social Media and Civil Society
May 21 • 33 min
What disinformation tactics are widespread in the Philippines and Pakistan? How can civil society work to safeguard democracy against malign influences? Where does social media factor into the struggle against disinformation? Join us in this newest WYMD…
Georgia’s White Noise Movement and how youth are shaping their political participation
Oct 18, 2019 • 25 min
Irene Ikomu, Hurford Youth Fellows within National Endowment for Democracy’s fellowship programs, interviewed Vera Gogokhia, founder of You for Democracy in Georgia. Here’s what they had to say about key issues of democratic processes and the youth civic…
What the Success of the #NotTooYoungtoRun movement means for youth participation in Nigeria
Oct 18, 2019 • 34 min
Irene Ikomu, Hurford Youth Fellows within National Endowment for Democracy’s fellowship programs, interviewed Samson Itodo, Executive Director of YIAGA-Nigeria. Here’s what they had to say about key issues of democratic processes and the youth civic and…
Reflections on Youth Political Participation in Latin America
Oct 18, 2019 • 23 min
Irene Ikomu, Hurford Youth Fellows within National Endowment for Democracy’s fellowship programs, interviewed Jatzel Roman, General Coordinator of the Latin America Youth Movement for Democracy. Here’s what they had to say about key issues of democratic…
Vote 18 - NewSeta’s quest to lower the voting age limit
May 13, 2019 • 35 min
The voting age in Cameroon is 21. In most countries in the world, the lower voting age limit is 18 - and other legal obligations and rights are given to 18 year olds. 18 year olds in Cameroon can get married, serve in the army, have full criminal…
Will Bolsonaro’s election victory affect the rest of the region?
Jan 28, 2019 • 68 min
In this episode of WYMD Talks, we discuss the potential implications of Jair Bolsonaro’s win on recent Brazilian elections for the rest of the Latin American region. Will it significantly affect internal policies of neighbouring countries? Will the trend…
Disinformation: Global Threat, Diverse Solutions
Nov 7, 2018 • 89 min
Today’s information space for many societies around the world is cluttered with disinformation. State and non-state actors take advantage of increasing growth of social media and online spaces to shape public opinion and disrupt democratic processes.…
Online Mechanisms for Seeking Offline Accountability
Oct 5, 2018 • 48 min
Margarita Valdes, a democracy activist from El Salvador and Hurford Youth Fellow at the World Youth Movement for Democracy, moderates an online discussion with other anti-corruption youth activists. This is a second discussion in a three-part series…
Youth Standing Up To Corruption “How do you engage young people?”
Oct 5, 2018 • 3 min
In this segment, panelists share different strategies to engage youth in anti-corruption activism.
Youth Standing Up To Corruption “Where do I start?”
Oct 5, 2018 • 2 min
Where do you start in a battle against corruption? Our panelists answer that question in this brief segment.
Youth Standing Up To Corruption “How do you stay safe?”
Oct 5, 2018 • 2 min
In this segment, David Riveros García from Reacción Juvenil de Cambio (Youth Change Reaction) shares some strategies for staying safe in anti-corruption work.
Technology and innovation in youth-led advocacy
Oct 5, 2018 • 54 min
How can technology and innovative approaches affect and help youth activism?
Is Activism an Effective Way to Influence Policy
Oct 5, 2018 • 57 min
Could activism open up opportunities for greater influence on public policy?
Impact of Unemployment on Youth Activism
Oct 5, 2018 • 66 min
Characteristics in and outcome of social movements today, are clearly linked to economic concerns in many parts of the world. There are a number of social problems that directly affect youth, such as unemployment or insecure employment. Thus, unemployment…
Are Political Parties a Part of Civil Society?
Oct 5, 2018 • 70 min
In this WYMD Talks! episode, we focus on the role of political parties in civil society.
Organizing for Change From Social Movements to Democratic Reforms
Oct 5, 2018 • 64 min
Social Movements are vital channels through which people give voice to concerns about their rights and welfare by engaging in different forms of collective action and public protest to help transform their societies. This often leads to social change in…
Democratic Tools for Participating and Creating Policies
Oct 5, 2018 • 60 min
Democratic Tools for Participating and Creating Policies is an online panel that is questioning importance of youth participation, as well as mechanisms for its development.