We are proud to announce that Restless Development is partnering with GBx for positive change in 2018!
Social change and gender equality begins with young people in their communities.
Restless Development is excited to announce a new initiative to build a youth-led movement for gender equality, supported by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. The 18-month long pilot project commenced in November 2017 and will train, mobilize and connect young leaders in Tanzania and India. These young leaders will be supported to build initiatives which hold their governments to account for Sustainable Development Goal 5 (Achieve Gender Equality and Empower all Women and Girls) and their formal commitments made to Family Planning 2020 (a global partnership that aims to enable 120 million more women and girls to use contraceptives by 2020.) In the process the young leaders will engage their peers, communities, and local and national governments to build a movement that drives progress towards these commitments.
Solar Communications (based in Cardiff, Chippenham, Harlow & Manchester) will work with us as their new partner to raise vital funds to help us unleash the power of young people to change our world.
Restless Development is launching a month of celebrations to mark the impact made by young volunteers around the world.
For decades, young people from different countries have been working together across borders to create lasting change.
Restless Development has welcomed the UK Labour Party’s inclusion of a youth representative on its new International Development Task Force.
Restless Development has launched a new video series, created on behalf of USAID YouthPower Learning on ‘How and Why to Engage Young People in Development’. Making Cents International administered a grant to us under YouthPower Learning to create this series.
Five Youth Advocates will be attending next week’s 2017 UN General Assembly (UNGA), a crucial moment to influence global leaders in order to make sure Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are achieved. The advocates will kick-start their work on Monday by leading a high-level event to discuss how youth-led accountability is proving a key tool in the fight to achieve gender equality by 2030.
Restless Development, in partnership with the Permanent Mission of Denmark to the United Nations, are supporting this diverse, talented and experienced group of young people, who have all been leading on the monitoring and accountability of the Sustainable Development Goals in their local communities and with national governments.
In response to a catastrophic mudslide and flooding in and around Freetown, Restless Development Sierra Leone have mobilised 100 young leaders to gather vital data on the needs of affected communities.
International Youth Day is this Saturday (12th August 2017) and it's a chance to celebrate #YouthPower around the world.
To mark the day young people and youth organisations will hold events and take action around the world, including a sports tournament, concert, and youth talks.
To coincide with the High Level Political Forum - an event taking place at the UN in New York to track progress towards the Global Goals - the UNDP, Restless Development and the United Nations Inter Agency Network on Youth Development have launched new guidance to help UN agencies and national offices involve young people in the Global Goals.
We welcome the appointment of Jayathma Wickramanayake as the next UN Envoy on Youth.
Restless Development staff have paid tribute to the legacy Executive Director of the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) Babatunde Osotimehin, who has passed away at the age of 68.
Eva Tolage, a young campaigner from Tanzania, launched Stand With Eva back in February 2015 and since then has been campaigning locally and nationally to get a clean supply of water for her community and school.
Now, just over a year since Eva launched her campaign, a new water point has been installed at her school.
After seven years leading Restless Development as CEO and almost two decades working at the agency, Nik Hartley has announced he will be stepping down in March 2018. Nik said:
“For almost 20 years I have had the privilege to work with tens of thousands of young people across the globe who have transformed the way the world’s biggest challenges have been taken on. What started as a tiny but brilliant concept with some unpaid staff working out of a converted bathroom, has grown into a truly global movement of young leaders - one that has challenged the status quo by putting the leadership of young people at the heart of development. I have been privileged to have been a part of this journey."