Our new global five-year strategy which seeks to transform the lives of more than 1.8 billion young people around the globe was launched to the Ministry of Youth and Sport, Strategic Partners and Youths by Restless Development Zambia on Feb 17th 2017.
Restless Development alumni and staff on 18th January, 2017 made a presentation to the parliamentary committee on Youth and Sport on the subject of Youth Participation in the Decision making Process in Zambia.
“I do not need to wait for the government to employ me but I can start saving money today. And when I finish my grade 12, I can start my own business” says Jane Banda, a young girl recently attached as an intern with the Zambian Girls 2030 Project.
In December of 2013, Zambia and nineteen other countries in the East and Southern Africa (ESA) region affirmed and endorsed their joint commitment to deliver Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) services for young people. Since then, in Zambia, CSE has been integrated in the curriculum.
Civil society organizations have been tasked with the responsibility of helping bring about solutions to many issues of concern. The question of using resources judicially is one of society’s key concerns and its attainment, one of the main tasks requested of Civil Society Organisations (CSOs). As such advocacy around and related to governance, transparency and accountability have become paramount in the CSO work agenda.
On Thursday 11th August Zambia will elect both a new President and National Assembly, and will be voting in a constitutional referendum to decide whether to amend the bill of rights. This referendum is critical to the lives of youth in Zambia, as the bill of rights currently gives all Zambians the right to food, shelter, employment and healthcare.
The Youth Dialogue was organised by the Zambian Act! 2015 alliance powered by Restless Development with support from UNAIDS. ACT!2015 is a movement that aims to secure advances on Sexual and Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) and HIV response for young people.
On July 11th 2015 “action/2015” campaigners around the world called on their leaders to attend the Financing for Development Conference in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Zambia, the Global Day of Action activity started with a march past from embassy shopping mall to Chawama grounds, followed by a rally.
Restless Development Zambia has been awarded with a Governor's Recognition Award for their fantastic work in Financial Education. Yet again they have been recognised as the Civil Society Organisation in Zambia leading on youth led financial literacy work, for both in school and out of school youth.
Restless Development has been approved to work in the Clinics in Lusaka, Central and Northern Provinces.
Restless Development has been selected to be the Country lead for the implementation of "ACT! 2015" phase 2 in Zambia.
In Keembe (Chibombo District), communities rely on agriculture to sustain a livelihood. However, distribution of subsidised farming equipment by the government is biased towards elderly community members and young people are not considered for support. This leaves young people dependent on their guardians’ limited earnings, and increases the likelihood of high risk behaviour such as prostitution and stealing.