The Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation (GPEDC) High Level Meeting (GPHLM) takes place in Mexico from 15-16 April. If you’re following, it’s likely that over the next two days you’ll be hearing a lot about the importance...
Dawn Humphreys, a Development Advocate at Restless Development, describes her hopes and the build up to this week's first high-level meeting of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Cooperation in her blog. Restless Development is supporting seven young people to take part as Panellists, Delegates and Communicators who bring with them a breadth of experience from Sri Lanka, Bhutan, Tanzania, Zambia, the UK, the Dominican Republic and Nepal.
Restless Development has recently completed another successful Foundation Training workshop (our 11th) with grantees of MTV’s Staying Alive Foundation (SAF). The training took place in March 2014 in Naivasha, Kenya and was attended by 22 participants from 11 innovative youth-led organisations funded by SAF. The organisations were from all around the globe, from China to Tajikistan, Romania to Columbia, each working to reduce the prevalence of HIV/AIDS and tackle stigma and discrimination associated with the virus.
Storytelling is powerful – it can bring people together, open our minds, and make us see differently. We believe stories can change the world. On the 22nd of March Restless Development together with VSO will have our first ever Co-Creation workshop to inspire public action.
In Uganda we are celebrating the launch of a new book, Ekoi and Etem in Karamoja, produced by the Karamoja Action Research Team (KART), a group of young Karimojong researchers supported by Restless Development, Pastoralist Communication Initiative and the Institute of Development Studies.
Last week government negotiators, representatives of civil society and young people from around the world met in New York to review progress made against the Millennium Development Goals, and to carry on the conversations around the post-2015...
In 2015 a new framework for global development priorities will be introduced. In Nepal, consultations have been underway to engage with young people throughout all the regions to find our their priorities for these development goals. The resulting “Nepali Adolescents and Youth Charter on Post-2015 Agendas” charter was presented to the National Planning Committee during a launch event on 9th September 2013.
Our London staff and UK volunteers came together on Tuesday 10th September as part of the VSO ‘Women In Power’ event in Westminster to lobby their MP to take action. Volunteers campaigned for a specific goal in the Post 2015 framework to focus specifically on women’s participation and influence in all levels of life.
On 22nd August 2013, Restless Development Zambia hosted a TIKAMBE youth-led policy engagement event at the Tsopano Civil Society Centre in Lusaka. The TIKAMBE policy engagement events are organised as key civic participation platforms for young people and their communities to engage with their leaders and policy makers on the most pressing issues that affect them.
Restless Development is fortunate to be benefiting from the valuable pro bono support of the Group Security and Fraud Risk team at HSBC. The support focuses on critical areas of fraud and security management, areas of expertise in which HSBC is a global leader.