As youth populations soar, especially in Africa, designing programs that will enable young people to become productive, rather than destructive members of their communities is critical. In this #YouthWill piece, Devex explores what is driving youths to extremism and what needs to be done to prevent it.

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  • Adva Saldinger

    Adva Saldinger is an Associate Editor at Devex, where she covers the intersection of business and international development, as well as U.S. foreign aid policy. From partnerships to trade and social entrepreneurship to impact investing, Adva explores the role the private sector and private capital play in development. A journalist with more than 10 years of experience, she has worked at several newspapers in the U.S. and lived in both Ghana and South Africa.