At Restless Development, our year has got off to a busy start. Here’s a roundup of a hectic (restless?!) February, from the launch of new youth-led research, to UN awards for our activists, to campaign tours to end AIDS and much more.
Join us in celebrating and sharing the incredible things young people have achieved this month!
1. Restless Development Uganda and Mastercard Foundation worked with a group of youth researchers to launch a new report highlighting the challenges facing young people using the agricultural technology.
A Youth Think Tank has today launched a report into the challenges + solutions young people have in designing and using agricultural techn! More here: https://t.co/AIOdbEKqNB #YouthThinkTank #YTTAgritech @MastercardFdn @Restless_Uganda pic.twitter.com/QxKGoApa3K— Restless Development (@RestlessDev) February 28, 2018
Find out more and read the full report.
2. In Rwanda, our talented staff and the MTV Staying Alive Foundation delivered training to young leaders working to prevent HIV in their communities.
Some snaps from our workshop with @mtvstayingalive in Rwanda! This week we are training young leaders from across Africa who are working on #HIV prevention in their communities. #YouthPower #MTVSAF2018 pic.twitter.com/cmhkq0bu9H— Restless Development (@RestlessDev) March 1, 2018
3. Two of our amazing Youth Power Global Leaders were announced as finalists in this year’s UN Sustainable Development Goal Action Awards.
Proud to be a finalists of the UN #SDGawards due to our outstanding @RestlessDev #YouthPower achievements in making the #SDGs a reality! Winners will be announced at the @SDGglobalFest in March: https://t.co/bTtjev0CcM @SDGaction #SDGglobalFest https://t.co/WqgMBXgVxJ pic.twitter.com/qM4UUbvxxe— Dzikunu, Richard (@DzikunuRichard) February 22, 2018
Richard Dzikunu, an Accountability Advocate from Ghana is one of those leaders. Read Richard's blog about his work using data to tackle maternal mortality in Ghana.
4. Ahead of the general election in Sierra Leone, where young people will be decisive in determining who takes office, we launched the State of Youth report.
5. In South Africa, our team and two Youth Representatives joined the She Decides event to share findings from a new consultation with young people about barriers and solutions to them realising their sexual rights.
This is what our Youth Reps have got to say on #SheDecidesDay: it’s time to hand over leadership to us young people because we have the #YouthPower to address #SRH & when #SheDecides #WithoutQuestion the world is better pic.twitter.com/abkWEXkIEq— Restless_SA (@Restless_SA) March 1, 2018
6. In India, two of our amazing team have been selected as Women Deliver Youth Champions.
Proud to be selected for the 2018 class of @WomenDeliver #YoungLeaders #YouthVoices— poorvi (@poorvi_mehrotra) February 27, 2018
300 advocates from 120 countries— fight for #genderequality #YouthVoices @YouthDeliver @Restless_India
See the full list here: https://t.co/x8zxk9Gd5U pic.twitter.com/oyBwwqbYK6
7. In the UK, six young people living with HIV toured the country, sharing their experience at events and getting more people involved in Youth Stop AIDS.
Channan continues to amaze @PlymUni as she tells crowds “when I want to do something, I don’t wait around. I get it done.” Join her in telling the @DFID_UK #ItAintOver ???????? pic.twitter.com/da2ODz7QB6— Youth Stop AIDS (@Youth_StopAIDS) February 8, 2018
You can take action to help end AIDS by 2030 by joining our it ain’t over campaign.